What We Do
According to the World Health Organization, more than 4 billion people in the world do not have access or availability to radiology services. The UNC Radiology Malawi Program works with colleagues in Lilongwe, Malawi to address this need sustainably through education.
The UNC Radiology Malawi Program is a partnership with the UNC Department of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Radiologic Science and the UNC Department of Radiology to focus on sustainable global health radiology in Lilongwe, Malawi. It is part of the UNC RAD-AID Chapter and involves technologist faculty, radiologist faculty, staff, residents, and student technologists.
Along with other universities and partners, the UNC Radiology Malawi Program is a major partner in RAD-AID Malawi at RAD-AID International. RAD-AID is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focusing on sustainable global health radiology initiatives.
Mission: to promote sustainable radiology global health initiatives through long-term educational partnerships.
The initiative has three long-term bilateral goal initiatives: 1) radiologist support; 2) technologist/ radiographer education and development for working technologists, faculty, and students; and 3) biomedical engineering development for equipment maintenance. The project is located in Lilongwe, Malawi—the capital city. The main sites of collaboration are Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), a public, tertiary referral center, and Malawi College of Health Sciences (MCHS) Radiography Programme.