Category Archives: Burn


By Dr Will Dean

Aug 12th 2010

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MACOHA referral session from Salima

Categories: Burn, Cataract, MACOHA

We’ve had patients coming from near the lakeshore in Salima the whole of last week and this week. A car every day has been coming full with around 15 patients. We’ve been busy.

Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA) has a team of field workers in their community based rehabilitation programme. They have spent weeks and months travelling through the Salima District villages screening people, and then bringing them to Nkhoma Eye Hospital throughout this fortnight.

Over a hundred cataract operations have been performed, and after a day or two for each patient in the hospital, a lot of people have left happy.