Radiology

Malawi

The Radiology-project between Haukeland University Hospital (HUH) and Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) has been ongoing since 2008. The project is part of an exchange program, and was established to support the Orthopedic and surgical services at KCH.

 

The aim is to ensure a sustainable Department of Radiology at KCH, with focus on teaching of and competence building for local staff.

The exchange program has financed new equipment for the Radiology Department at KCH. With funds from the project, a demonstration room at the department is up and running and well-functioning. The department had a CT scanner installed in 2012, and this has brought the imaging service to a new level. Apart from the CT, there is one conventional lab, and one CR lab, some portable machines, and several ultrasound machines in the hospital. A mammography unit was installed in 2016, but is not yet in clinical use. There is still a great need to replace some equipment in the older labs, and for preventive and corrective maintenance on the existing equipment.

The Department of Medical Engineering at Haukeland has supported the project, and will be an important partner also in the future. Today the department is analogue, but they are committed to moving towards digital imaging in the near future.

The Radiology Department at KCH is relatively well staffed with radiographers. Most employees have education at diploma level, but lack practice with new equipment. There is only one Malawian radiologist working at KCH, and he is the only government employed radiologist in Malawi.

Contact information

Office phone: +47 55 97 21 56
Office hours: 08:30 - 15:30

Postal address:
Helse Bergen HF
Haukeland University Hospital
Department of International Collaboration
Post Office​ Box 1400
N - 5021 Bergen

Visiting address:
Konrad Birkhaugs Hus, 3rd floor
Jonas Lies vei 65
5021 Bergen


projects in malawi

  • Orthopaedics and surgery

    We have started the process of building a new trauma center in Lilongwe called Lilongwe Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery (LION).

  • Pathology

    Pathology is an essential part of a medical training program and is a requirement for the recognition of the surgical and neurosurgical specialization.

  • Radiology

    The Radiology department at HUH has been collaborating with KCH since 2008, and is supporting the Orthopaedic and surgical services at KCH.

partner hospitals

  • Ethiopia

    The first female neurosurgeon in Ethiopia received her specialization through HUH’s neurosurgery program.

  • India

    Inside the campus of CMCH we have built the very first Haukeland House, with 8 apartment available for Norwegian staff.

  • Malawi

    Today the Department of Orthopedic surgery at KCH have only two orthopaedic surgeons to cover a population of 6 million people.

  • Nepal

    The project in Nepal is a tripartite between hospitals in Norway, Nepal and Zanzibar within the field of blood transfusion services.

  • Zanzibar

    The new Children’s Clinic in Zanzibar opened in 2016. It was financed with funds from Trond Mohn, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tanzania, and the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar.