Sunday, 3 July 2011

The project: Clinic in a box

The aim: To set up and run a much-needed free veterinary clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi, southern Africa. We currently offer mobile veterinary clinics in tents, which provide the only access to veterinary care for those on very low-incomes.  Clinic in a box will turn a building into a modern, well-resourced clinic. We’ll be able to carry out more complicated operations and care for a great many more sick animals. It will enable us to support local communities with reliable health care for pets and livestock on a more permanent basis.

Who we are: The charity, the Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals is the only animal welfare organisation in Malawi, southern Africa. Well-known veterinary surgeons and television presenters Joe Inglis and Luke Gamble support us. We rely on public donations.

What we need: We’re raising funds to buy everything that’s needed for the clinic, from all kinds of veterinary equipment to medicines. It’ll be packed into a box and sent straight to the new building as this equipment is not available in Malawi. It really will be a ‘clinic in a box’.

Be a part of it: Drop by these pages to hear lots of stories of LSPCA animals and the work we’re carrying out on their behalf. You can also follow us on Facebook,  or get involved! See ‘We’d love your help’ page for more information and get in touch! 

RSPCA International is supporting this project too and co-ordinating all the donations in the UK. Donna O'Connell is RSPCA International's programme manager for Africa, so she'll update on everything happening with donations in the UK and Dr Richard Ssuna, LSPCA vet will keep you up to date on the clinic developments in Malawi. We'd love to hear from you, so please leave a comment on the blog or contact us via

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