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Malawi is worth seeing

This country is beautiful, and surprises me every day. Just 45 minutes drive south is Dedza, the next market town along the road to Blantyre.  If you turn off the main road and drive on the gravel road a few miles towards the Mozambique border, through villages and around a few hills, you come across an [...]
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Only eye

Next week we have another Salima session.  An extra ambulance of patients from the Lakeshore every day, referred by one of our close partners Malawi Council for the Handicapped, MACOHA.  So a busy week ahead screening and helping two hundred or so people from Salima District, around a two hour drive from Nkhoma. Mr Kambewa, the [...]
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Summer rains are coming

Towards the end of November the rains start to arrive. There is a flurry of activity over the country as people prepare the fields for sowing. Many have already started. Nature has amazing ways of announcing the last few weeks before the rains. Of course it is hot, but there are plenty more [...]
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Daily Danger

Two friends of mine were in a road traffic accident on Saturday morning. The truck they were riding in was towing a minibus, which blew a tire and veered out of control, pulling the truck with them in it off the road, off a bridge and down a 4 metre drop into the river [...]
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Back to basics

In Nkhoma, I am planning carefully for the next two months as we run up to the end of the year.  We will stop working for Christmas, but will be aiming to help as many people as we can for the next two months, and hope to work flat out. I had a busy day on [...]
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