Friends of Sick Children in Malawi

0845 539 3672

  • A new mother in the maternity unit
    A new mother in the maternity unit

    Specialist support for mothers and their babies

  • Ironman competition in Wales
    Ironman competition in Wales

    Simon Cowie raised money for FOSC during his year long challenge which culminated in Ironman Wales. Simon raised enough money to fund a nurse for a whole year

  • Knitting tiny hats and clothes for premature babies
    Knitting tiny hats and clothes for premature babies

    Volunteers from the Scottish Highlands to the South of England, knit and crochet baby hats, vests, socks, jackets and cot size blankets, as well as making cot size sheets and many other items

  • A corner chair
    A corner chair

    Your donations help buy these corner chairs

  • Babies are no longer crammed 4 to a cot
    Babies are no longer crammed 4 to a cot

    There are now enough cots for every child and space for mums to be close by

  • Wheelchairs get children to school
    Wheelchairs get children to school

    For just £68 for a UK taxpayer, a wheelchair can change a child's life and frees guardians to get to work

  • Kangaroo Mother Care & Neonatal Intensive Care Units
    Kangaroo Mother Care & Neonatal Intensive Care Units

    The units provide essential care for babies and their mothers

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Factfile

UK Malawi
Population 63.7m 17.4m
GDP per cap £37,300 £900
Mortality of under 5s per 1000 births 5 48

Life expectancy at birth m/f

76/81 yrs
58/62 yrs

Doctors/Nurses per 100kpop

274/1013

2/28

HIV & AIDS

Malawi

• 14.2% of the population of Malawi are infected.

• There are an estimated 86,000 deaths p.a.

• 90,000 children are HIV positive.

• 500,000 children are orphaned because of Aids.

• Another 200,000 children are otherwise vulnerable because of HIV / Aids.

UK

• 1,390 children are HIV positive with less than 2 deaths per annum

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