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More beds for sick patients at Guinebor II

Too many patients and not enough beds A patient would arrive in the emergency department…

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I would have died

Themba knows he’s alive today because of the quick actions of Embo Clinic’s Community Caregiver…

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I have seen my child improve a lot

I have seen my child improve a lot Life has significantly improved for 4-year-old Amina…

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Annual Review 2022-23

‘It has been another year of health and hope experienced by thousands of people living…

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Planned. Prayed. Surgery. Saved.

When a desperately ill expectant mother entered the Intensive Care Unit at Chinchpada Christian Hospital…

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Low-cost healthcare helped save Bonda's life

Low-cost healthcare saves lives

Helping people like Bonda find health and hope through low-cost healthcare is what Chinchpada Christian…

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‘Love one another…’

Embo Community Church’s Primary Health Care Clinic and Community Caregiver Team – KwaZulu Natal –…

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Compassion that won’t quit

Chinchpada Christian Hospital – Maharashtra – India The success of Chinchpada’s palliative care work has…

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MAI Annual Review 2021-22, Unconditional love in a chaotic world

Annual Review 2021-22

“I do this work because I love to serve my community. I believe this is…

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Every three minutes

Today is World Tuberculosis Day. TB may sound like a thing of the past. But it is…

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Their faces say it all

Their faces say it all. Aryan and his sister can hardly contain their joy at the…

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‘This is a sweeter place to enter than many mansions’

‘As we approached the planks of asbestos and thin green plastic sheet that Rinabai called…

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Zarah, another child’s life saved

Just £25 can ensure that a child with acute malnutrition receives a four weeks’ supply…

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Annual Review 2020/21

Time and time again in this gruelling year, MAI’s partners and those they serve have…

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‘Our cry to God is to calm this massive storm which has hit us with gale force.’

Your gift today could be a lifeline to a destitute Covid patient   ‘Our cry…

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Taking patients to hospital on time and in style!

Embo Clinic’s efficient new vehicle is already proving invaluable taking patients to vital clinic and hospital appointments…

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Introducing a life-saving partnership to tackle child hunger in Chad

Many Chadians face acute poverty and hunger on a daily basis. The country comes 187th out…

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‘There was no way we would send Vishal home to die’

Dr Ashita Singh writes, ‘Vishal was carried in to Chinchpada’s casualty department in his parents’…

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Child health care in Embo

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region with the highest under-5 mortality rate in the world, with…

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Five hour journey to hospital with an ectopic pregnancy

Getting to a hospital is already hard in many regions of Nepal. It can take…

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Coronavirus appeal

As an International Development practitioner I’ve seen some desperate situations over the past 25 years,…

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Volunteer visit – MAI trustee Nick Moore on his recent trip to India

‘Giving people the dignity everyone deserves, no matter how little they have’ MAI trustee Nick…

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A visit from Priscilla changed everything

Musa was already HIV-positive when he was born in Embo, South Africa 22 years ago.…

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Ajay’s story

Ragged and gaunt, scarcely able to stand, 19-year-old Ajay* staggered through the doors of Chinchpada Christian…

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‘All drugs to final bill – no payment’

Sonali had been in Chinchpada’s intensive care unit barely a few hours. Her mother was…

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‘I can see!’

‘I can see!’ An outpouring of generosity in response to last summer’s South Sudan appeal…

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‘I’m astonished that God loves me so much’

Lockdown in South Africa has left many families with no money or food – meaning…

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When hope confronts despair

Last Christmas, staff and church volunteers held a special carol service for palliative care patients…

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Annual Review 2019/20

The ongoing pandemic may have caused great hardship this year, but we do have some…

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From stigma to support

Eleven-year-old Rohan had already lost his parents and grandmother to HIV when his aunt reluctantly took…

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School cancer awareness makes a difference

When Ajit visited his traditional healer about a wound in his inner cheek, he applied…

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More optimistic about life

Amrita (pictured on the left) is 25 years old, and has recently completed her Auxiliary…

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Health poverty and how you’re helping

Ajay's story... Ragged and gaunt, scarcely able to stand, 19-year-old Ajay* staggered through the doors…

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Turning bitterness into blessing

Alcohol-dependent, volatile and sometimes violent, 32-year-old Subhash was estranged from his wife and children, although…

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‘Thank you a lot for changing me for better’

Tila only discovered that she had HIV when her baby died immediately after birth. The…

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Another busy year

In 2019, MAI continued to support the Community Caregivers team in Embo, South Africa to…

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Living with HIV can be a lonely and fragile experience

‘We did not have much work, we felt there was no hope. We were lost,…

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TB consultation rooms completed

 TB Clinic extension is completed! The TB Clinic extension includes a separate entrance and treatment…

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Stronger together

Self-help groups for people living with HIV  in Nepal provide valuable peer support to their…

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