2. Fighting Wound Infection in Malawi
Lifebox has worked with 35 partner hospitals across seven countries to impact over 208,000 patients with our surgical infection reduction program – Clean Cut.
We launched work in Malawi with the Johnson & Johnson Foundation to reduce wound infection in patients with long bone fractures. Wound infection is the leading complication associated with long bone fractures, which are cracks or breaks in the long bones of the body. Clean Cut for Long Bone Fracture is being implemented in partnership with the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre with initial results showing reductions in the rate of wound infection of over 30 percent.