The Malawi orthopaedic clinical officer training program was the vision of Dr. Edward Blair who sadly passed away in 2007. His devoted effort and commitment for over a decade in a foreign land away from family and friends is commendable. Funding form CIDA and Rotary International was crucial in the first 10 years.
Another dedicated individual was Prof. Chris Lavy who resurrected the program in 1998 having seen the importance of the program. Funding from DFID and Nuffield Foundation through THET was important in restarting the program. He also spent a decade in Malawi from 1996 to 2006.
All other stakeholders including Malawi Ministry of Health, Malawi College of Health Sciences, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, University of Malawi College of Medicine, and Beit Cure Hospital are thanked for supporting the program.
We thank the teaching faculty, especially Mr. Christopher Ngulube, for the wonderful job training generations of orthopaedic clinical officers in Malawi.