Monday, May 16, 2011

Medic to Medic fact of the day 4

Malawi is often know as 'the warm heart of Africa' because of the friendly nature of its citizens.

Malawi has a population of around 15 million, and average life expectancy is 53.8 years. Gross national income per capita is $780.

The College of Medicine, whose students are supported by Medic to Medic scholarships, was established in 1991 as part of the University of Malawi. It "offers degrees in medicine, pharmacy, medical laboratory technology, and a master’s programme in public health. From just a handful of students in the beginning, the College now enrols 60 medical students per year and has produced over 250 qualified doctors."

Donate to Medic to Medic in support of my half-marathon run on May 29, 2011 here.

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