Lighthouse OPD Clinic update Dec 1st 2011
Lighthouse clinic was funded by The Rose Project in 2006. It is one of the first clinics in Malawi to treat both HIV and TB under the same roof-Given that TB is the most common infection associated with the virus - this is progress!
The clinic is situated next door to the new Bwaila Maternity Hospital in the centre of the capital city- Lilongwe. Both institutions work closely together, particularly in the area of prevention of mother to child HIV transmission in pregnancy.
Since the opening of the clinic:
54,340 people have been tested for HIV and counselled in relation to the virus
Number of people placed on treatment for HIV:
- 12,340 women and men
- 1198 expectant HIV positive women
- 196 children
- 5889 patients have received treatment for TB
In 2008 Lighthouse OPD Clinic and The Rose Project were keen to expand the clinic services out to the rural healthcare clinics surrounding Lilongwe.