Project information

Help support trainee health workers in Malawi

Our project is to support trainee health workers through to their graduation who have been hit with a 700% rise in tuition set by the government. Medic to Medic need to raise a minimum of £10,000.00 to support over 40 students for a one year, an amount impossible with out your support.

August 2016 - January 2017

Charity information: Medic To Medic Ltd

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  • Need


    The tuition fees at the College of Medicine have increased by 700% for all remaining students this year. Medic to Medic need to fundraise an extra £10,000 on top of existing fundraising targets by the end of 2016 in order just to continue supporting existing students, and a further £15,000 in total over subsequent years. If we are unable to support these students there is a risk of students dropping out of their education which is tragic especially those who have one year left.


    Every doctor in Malawi is important, we cannot let the doctor/patient ratios get any worse. You're helping add to the number of professionals in countries with critical shortages. It doesn't take a lot to make a big difference. By supporting trainee health workers you will be helping disadvantaged but capable students through to graduation and adding to the absolute number of health workers in Malawi.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Aim one is to cover the excess amount needed to cover our existing student's tuition fees.


    » To achieve this aim we are spreading the word via social media, word of mouth and advertising through blogs and articles to increase our donations.
    » Medic to Medic will try to raise money through sponsored events and organising events.

    What success will look like

    The tuition fee's are paid directly to the college, providing them with instructions as to who's fees are to be covered. A receipt of this is then given us.

  • Impact


    The project will allow our students to study for an extra, which is step closer to their graduation and for some it will allow them to finish their final year in education.


    The lack of funding will influence the success of this project. Without the funding we are unable to support our current students let alone take on any new ones which will jeopardise any chances of them becoming a health worker and helping their country.


    Visits to the field are carried out twice a year by our Programme Coordinators and volunteers, whereby monitoring of activities is done. Biannual student updates are submitted in to Medic to Medic electronically which are then passed on to our donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Student Fees This cost will cover the excess fees left on all Medic to Medic students
  • Background


    Medic to Medic work in Malawi a beautiful but small country in southern Africa. Despite its beauty, Malawi is on of the poorest countries in the world and its economy relies on foreign aid and agriculture, particularly tobacco. Most of the population live on less than two dollars a day. The chronic shortage of health workers has led to Malawi having some of the worst health outcomes in the world. It is one of the worst places in the world for women to give birth.


    Capable students who come from a disadvantaged background that have already been vetted and selected for scholarships by Medic to Medic will benefit from this project. These students are more likely to drop out due to financial constraints therefore are selected by Medic to Medic to complete their studies and graduate as health workers so that they can treat the people of Malawi.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We aim to support trainee health workers throughout their education, so that they can perform to the best of their ability. We want to add to the absolute numbers of health workers in training, so that there are more graduates in countries with critical shortages. We target those who are under represented and increase the numbers of health workers working in rural areas, so that everyone has equal access to healthcare. We foster a close relationship with our students and the college itself.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Tamsin Lillie

    As the director, she is currently working in New Zealand over see's the charities performance, coordinating fundraising events and grant request.

    Kate Mandeville

    The Founder of Medic to Medic and Trustee, completes small and large grant applications in order to raise money.

    Nick Mandeville

    Trustee and Programme coordinator, Nick volunteers for the charity and is in charge the charity accounts, grant reports and students equipment.

    Sheena Jagjiwan

    Programme Administrator, facilities the running of the office as well as the programme itself, troubleshooting any problems from donors and students