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Welcome to The Billy’s (Malawi Project) Website.

The original Billy Riordan Memorial Clinic was opened in 2004 to provide primary care medical services to the people of Chembe and Cape MacClear in Malawi in Central Africa.

At that time no clinic existed to serve the medical needs of this community of approximately 15,000 people and people died daily from largely preventable and treatable diseases. The nearest district hospital was a one and a half hour difficult journey away and was out of reach for most villagers.

In 2007 a small in-patient unit was added and the clinic now provides 24 hour medical care on an in-patient and out-patient basis to the largely subsistence farming  population.

During the dry season an average of 80 patients attend the clinic every day but this can rise to 120 during the wet season.

The conditions most frequently seen are HIV/Aids and Malaria and associated  diseases such as asthma, dysentery and malnutrition.

The Clinic is staffed mainly on a volunteer basis and is constantly seeking new volunteers. All our funding comes from donations of which 91% goes directly to the running costs of the clinic.


News

March has brought quite a change of volunteers yet again
In August 2014 the  'Billy' Clinic will be ten years  old. A celebration in the village of Cape Maclear is planned to mark the occasion ......

Dr Eugene Meyer, an opthalmic surgeon from South Africa, commenced practice at the clinic recently.... 

The pupils at St Angelas College Cork fundraised for the clinic