formally opened by HRH The Princess Royal
One of the first Malawi Millennium Projects - the David Livingstone Clinic in Lilongwe - has now been fully operational for eight years. Since the Clinic was formally opened by HRH The Princess Royal, via a video link from the University of Strathclyde's Barony Hall in 2001, facilities have further improved. With medical supplies and equipment in place - sourced by Bell College staff - the Clinic provides training facilities for student nurses and primary care to mothers and babies living in the area, under the supervision of staff from the Kamuzu College of Nursing.
The Clinic was funded by donations to the Malawi Millennium Project and funds raised by the University of Strathclyde's Graduates Association.
Under the banner of the Scotland Malawi Partnership, a major extension to the Clinic, comprising a labour suite and operating theatre, has been built. Glasgow City's Lord Provost, Councillor Liz Cameron, opened the clinic during a visit to Malawi in August 2006. The Malawi Millennium Project team have made substantial contributions to the design and development of this extension and Bell College and Kamuzu College of Nursing will be responsible for the long term sustainability of the project.
Funding for the Clinic extension came from The Lord Provost's Fund of the City of Glasgow, World Emergency Relief and Glasgow the Caring City and Bell College. World Emergency Relief sourced medical equipment from hospitals in California.