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New Projects Agreed

In the coming months, MAI will sign two new Partnership Agreements with India and Nepal.  This will extend our geographic spread, returning to Asia, and build our portfolio as other projects come to a close. We will partner with the Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA) in India.  The three year project will provide 175 patients and their families with good quality palliative care through a home based care service supported by Chinchipada Christian Hospital in Maharashta State.  60 volunteers will be enrolled and trained in the home care service. Also, we will partner with the United Mission to Nepal (UMN) and their local partners.  The three year project will seek to increase the local level response in HIV and AIDS prevention,

June 26th, 2017|Featured, Projects|

Romogi Clinic – thanks and update

The Primary Health Care Centre that MAI funded in Romogi, South Sudan had to close its doors when inter-tribal conflict broke out in Kajo Keji County and most people fled to refugee camps in Uganda.  When MAI Board member, Poppy Spens, visited the refugee camps recently, Rev Alex Aciga sent us this video message.  He is the Operations and Resource Director for the Diocese of Kajo Keji. You can view the video message by clicking here. Save

May 31st, 2017|Featured, Kajo Keji, Projects|

Extension underway at Embo Clinic

The foundations of a new extension serving TB patients have been laid.  Work will commence shortly on the walls and an order has been placed for the roof.  MAI has been raising funds for this project and are nearing the target needed. New regulations mean that Embo Clinic is required to add separate entrance and consultation rooms for TB patients.  An average 0f 87 such clients have been attending the Clinic recently. TB is the leading cause of death in health facilities in KwaZulu Natal, accounting for 22.3% of deaths in 2013.  HIV prevalence in KwaZula Natal among adults aged 15–49 years is 17.9 %, the highest rate in South Africa. People with undiagnosed, untreated and potentially contagious TB are

May 16th, 2017|Embo, Featured, Projects|

Big Band Bonanza Charity Event: 25 March

MAI is joining with the Nasio Trust to create a foot tapping, ear pleasing evening of music with Oxford based big band, the Velvet Tones.  It will be held at Kennington Village Centre on Saturday 25 March from 7.30 pm. The Velvet Tones are a busy band with a versatile repertoire of popular swing, dance and big band hits.  There will also be brief presentations from both charities, including MAI's Partner, Leonard Gcabashe.  During the interval, there will be a bar and raffle. Proceeds will be divided between the two charities.  MAI's share will benefit the work in Embo, KwaZulu Natal.  Tickets cost £10 and can be obtained by contacting Claire on 01865 863146 or [email protected]

January 27th, 2017|Featured|

Embo Partner visits UK in March!

Pastor Leonard Gcabashe who leads the Embo Community Church - our healthcare Partner in KwaZulu Natal - will be in the UK soon - from March 17 to April 2. These are Leonard's confirmed public engagements to date and to which you are warmly invited: March 17: Concert, Bangor N Ireland; 19.00 March 19: Primacy Church; 10.00 March 23: St Mary the Virgin, Oxford; noon March 25: Men's Breakfast, Christ Church, Abingdon; 9.00 - ticketed event (07766 255221) March 25: Big Band Bonanza with the Velvet Tones; Kennington Village Centre; 19.30 - ticketed event ([email protected]) March 28: Andover Baptist Ladies; 14.00 April 1: Women's Breakfast, St Laurence, Appleton; 08.30 April 2: St Laurence, Appleton; 10.00 The church healthcare work is

January 26th, 2017|Embo, Featured, Projects|

Primary Health Care Centre almost ready!

Poppy Spens - a nurse who has served in South Sudan and  MAI Board member - will fly to South Sudan in February to witness the opening of the Romoggi Primary Health Care Centre in Kajo Keji.  This vital community facility was envisioned by the Diocese of Kajo Keji, designed to serve over 25,000 people from the town and surrounding villages.  MAI has raised sufficient funds for the building, its equipment and furniture and for the initial staffing costs.  The photo to the left shows the solar panels beginning to be installed some months ago which will ensure a continuous power supply, vital to such a facility. The builders have done a good job and a UK engineer has completed

January 23rd, 2017|Featured, Kajo Keji, Projects|