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Alex Kaphukusi

Positive Steps funded all of Alex’s course fees for an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Medicine, which he is undertaking at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania.  Nkhoma hospital requires well-trained Clinicians with high tech diagnostic skills and requested...

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Great news … Update on the medical ward fridge …

Over two years ago (31 December 2014), we posted news of the new insulin fridge on the medical ward at Nkhoma Hospital (purchased by Positive Steps with funds kindly donated from the Breadstock event at Burton Bradstock in October 2014). When we returned to Malawi in...

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Thanks to Sue ….

Grateful Thanks to Sue Ashton who has raised money for Positive Steps through her work as a trader for Pheonix Cards. The company will be closing down on the 15th August ...   Thank you...

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Kangaroo Care …

A tiny jumper and hat keeping a very tiny person warm, grateful thanks to Christine Walton from Dorset, UK, for the fabulous knitting … this was an important contribution to the Kangaroo Care Unit at Nkhoma Hospital, taken to Malawi by Positive Steps in October 2016 …...

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Some more great news from Malawi …

Ian Dawe and Nkhoma Hospital Transport, travel to the rural villages to collect these people and take them to 500 Miles prosthetic centre in Lilongwe. 500 Miles Charity fund the prosthetics and Positive Steps funds any associated costs ... ... we always say it, but...

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‘Partnership working’

The burn team from Nkhoma Hospital with the 500 Miles team at Kamuzu Central Hospital (October 2016). They are all doing a fantastic job...

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Ellen Update …

Ellen Weluzani has featured on our posts and updates before, to see how she has grown and changed over the years is a great privilege for us as is being able to work in conjunction with Africa Burn Relief and 500 Miles to ensure Ellen receives correct prosthetics as...

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Student Nurses …

Enrolled and Registered Nurses are a vital resource in Malawi's over-stretched health care system.  In 2009 Positive Steps found £2,000 (to make up the government short fall) ensuring Nurses in their final year could complete their exams. Since then Positive Steps has...

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On-going work …

Hanilu Abriham has cerebral palsy and he sees Ian Dawe (the physiotherapy technician), regularly for review and exercises.  Transport costs to attend Nkhoma Hospital for this treatment are paid for by Positive Steps …...

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A few words from Daniela …

My name is Daniela Weis and I work as an intensive care nurse in Switzerland. I got to know the charity and their chair woman Jane Cherry while I was working in the UK 9 years ago. From the start I was impressed and motivated by Jane's dedication to the people of...

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Very pleased with my new shoes …

Committed to supporting Victors health development Positive Steps funds appropriate footwear for Victor.  Many children in Malawi go without shoes but this is not possible for Vic. Following severe burns to his feet,...

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Progress on Victor …

During our visit to Malawi October 2016 it was great to travel out to Fulubwa village, rural Malawi, central region and see Victor at his home. Positive Steps has had a long-term relationship with Victor and his family, working with 500 Miles and Africa Burn Relief to...

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Football Fun in Malawi …

Whilst in Malawi recently, the Positive Steps team was able to deliver some footballs that were kindly donated by 'Junior Sports Coaching' (JSC) of Bournemouth. Six of their old footballs, in a very professional looking kit bag, were taken out with the team and are...

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Thank you to Sue Ashton – Phoenix Cards …

Last Monday Sue Ashton celebrated 10 years since she became a Phoenix Trader. Sue has always been a great supporter of Positive Steps, donating a percentage of her profits to the charity. She says, “I joined to give myself some mental stimulation whilst recovering...

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Positive Steps – Money, Money, Money

My name is Rosy Taylor; I am a Co-Director and Treasurer of Positive Steps. I have held these roles since the inception of the charity in 2011. Some of my tasks have involved establishing the legal and financial framework of the charity including setting up our bank...

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Meet Nyathipa …

Nyathipa has a diploma in clinical medicine and works as a Clinical Officer at Nkhoma Hospital where she developed a passion for improving maternal health. When she met members of the Positive Steps team in Malawi in October 2016, she talked about the disturbingly...

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Our Christmas Message …

Thank you so much for your continued support of Positive Steps. To date we have raised in excess of £38,000 (GBP) through fundraising events and regular personal donations. A special thank you to all of our regular donors, these are the people who have regularly...

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Positive Steps … still on track …

Two of the Positive Step team have just returned from a short visit to beautiful Malawi. The team at Nkhoma Hospital once again welcomed us with open arms.  Major power and water shortages have not had an effect on the brilliant things that happen there, some of which...

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