Lilongwe Institute of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery (LION)

In Malawi more than 3000 people die on the roads every year, and the numbers are rising rapidly. 10 000 people end up with permanent disability because of lack of modern trauma treatment.

Thousands of children are denied proper treatment for congenital deformities, injuries and infections of the bones. Currently the department of orthopaedic surgery only has two orthopaedic surgeons serving a population of 6 million people in the central region of Malawi.

Due to limited resources we can’t meet this challenge without external support. We want to change this, and so they become more independent in the future. The Ministry of Health of Malawi, Haukeland University Hospital in Norway, CBM, AO Alliance Foundation and many other partners are working together towards establishing a new independent trust to improve the treatment of injuries and musculoskeletal and neurosurgical disorders in Malawi. The proposed Lilongwe Institute of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery (LION) will be the orthopaedic and neurosurgery wing of the public hospital in the capital, Lilongwe, serving the population of Central Region.

As a central partner with Kamuzu Central Hospital since 2007, Haukeland University Hospital (HUH) guarantees that all money donated to LION will be used only for the purpose intended by the donor. HUH takes no administration fees or overhead from donated funds. All our accounts are audited by external auditors.

If you wish to contribute to the realization of the trauma center and the ongoing work to treat sick and injured, it is fully possible. By clicking the link below you will see our donations site for this project.

I wish to contribute to the realization of the trauma center and treatment of sick and injured

Contact information

Office phone: +47 55 97 21 56

Opening hours: 08:30 to 15:30

Postal address:
Helse Bergen HF
Haukeland Universitetssjukehus
Avdeling for Internasjonalt Samarbeid
Postboks 1400
5021 Bergen, Norway

Visiting address:
Konrad Birkhaugs Hus
Jonas Lies vei 65
5021 Bergen

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