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Our Work in Africa

The Journey So Far...

Since our first involvement 3 years ago, which started with the donation of instruments and equipment, we have developed the project to now support education and training, especially in Malawi.

As a commercial business, we know that all progress in poor countries – which have very limited services and resources - relies on significant and lasting change from nurses and surgeons.

Our role is one of support and awareness, from providing essential equipment to raising much needed funding, and we have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of our customers.

With NHS Fife and Bradford doing incredible work in Malawi we can look at and support other projects in Africa. As such, we are creating a portal through our website that will detail these projects so people can get involved and make contact from both the UK and countries in Africa. In many cases work is carried out in the same country without either party knowing; this portal seeks to provide a map of these projects so information can be shared, leading to improved services.

 

Find out more where the Ungwero Project here and see where it is in 2017 here.

Kent Kaonga: Hear to Help

As a volunteer with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, Kent is dedicated to improving ENT care in Africa. Specialising in Otoscopy, Kent strives to “give people the gift of hearing” across Malawi and its neighbouring countries.

Join us on this journey by keeping up to date with Kent’s progress through watching his video logs:

Kent's Video Logs

Kent's Introduction Video

Spreading the Sound of Selflessness

Sheffmed fully adopt this altruistic approach by providing equipment and much needed funding through the ‘Ungwero’ (light and hope) project.

“With your involvement by providing equipment [I am able] to reach out to many people in the rural areas and where our services cannot reach”.

One Ear to the Ground

So, what does the future hold for Kent? In addition to delivering better ENT care, Kent aims to teach and inspire others to assist and continue his outstanding work.

“My dream is to start going in district hospitals and teach[ing clinical skills] where the ENT services are scarce.”

Contact Us

Sheffmed Trade Services
38 - 40 Clifton St
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S9 2DQ

Tel: +44 (0)114 261 7161
Email: Sales@sheffmed.com