Individual or Team Marathon and 5K.
Join us in supporting Malawi Children’s Initiative for the fourth year by participating in an individual or team Marathon or a 5K. Encourage your friends and family to race with you or support you in raising money for this generous charity. You can also create a team with friends, family or coworkers to race together and fundraise together.
Malawi Children’s initiative is a 501c3 established in 2017 by physicians David and Elizabeth Fitzgerald to help build bridges between their friends and colleagues at home in the US and those in Malawi, where they have worked and sometimes lived since 2011. MCI focuses on improving the lives of Malawian children through investment in healthcare, education, and nutritional initiatives. In the last four years MCI has built an elementary school building, provided dozens of scholarships for Malawian learners from elementary school through post-graduate training and medical school, built, staffed, and maintained a pediatric clinical lab at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, and contributed thousands of hours of nursing care support to the KCH Pediatric Department. When COVID hit Malawi weMCI donated funds to purchase Personal Protective Equipment for the Pediatric Department and oxygen supplies for COVID patients.
This year our goal is to raise $100,000 to support and expand the essential pediatric staff at Kamuzu Central Hospital. Currently MCI employs nurses, laboratory staff, clinical officers and nutritionists in the malnutrition ward. Our 2022 goal is to start training pediatric residents at KCH. There are currently less than 10 Malawian Pediatricians in practice in Malawi. MCI hopes to train 2 new pediatricians at KCH over the next several years and retain them to work at KCH. This effort will markedly improve care provided to children on the pediatric ward.
Malawi Children’s Initiative is an all volunteer non-profit meaning all of the time dedicated by those in the United States goes unpaid to maximize the benefits to Malawi