20 October 2009

Angella is accepted for her training course

Angella is a medical assistant and has been working with our visiting teams for the past couple of years, helping to develop the eye-care work at the David Gordon Memorial Hospital in Livingstonia. Now, after much anticipation, we've had official confirmation that she has been accepted on a training course to become an Ophthalmic Clinical Officer. The course is being run by the College of Health Sciences in Lilongwe and it will last for eighteen months. The cost of the course has been met by Focus on Malawi supporters. When Angella has qualified, she will be able to test patients for glasses, identify major eye diseases, treat some and refer others to relevant hospitals. The pic below shows Angella (right), with her husband and son.