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About MedNet

MedNet Malawi is Malawi’s new web-based networking platform for academic, clinical, and technical experts with an interest in strengthening specialised medical care in Malawi. It brings together experts from within and outside of Malawi, with a key focus on diaspora engagement. It seeks to:

  • Provide an exchange and knowledge management platform for specialised medical care. Use this platform to connect College of Medicine alumni, medical specialists within Malawi and the diaspora, international experts, and health development partners.
  • Inform students and medical experts inside Malawi about career development opportunities in specialised medical care in and outside Malawi.
  • Provide a market place for upcoming project and research opportunities in Malawi geared towards the sustainable development of specialised medical care in Malawi.
  • Build and inform about successful and long-lasting partnerships with academic, technical, and financial partners for specialised medical care in Malawi.

Members

Individuals and organisations with an interest in strengthening specialised medical care in Malawi may create professional user profiles by clicking on the Members page (only accessible for registered users of MedNet Malawi). Individual members can choose sign up under one of the following categories: CoM Alumni, Medical Specialist or Technical Expert. Institutional members are structured according to Academic, Technical Resource and Financial partner organisations.

What are the advantages of becoming a member?

As a member you gain exclusive access rights to the following site areas: Experts map and Member Profiles, Blogs & Stories, Discussion Forum, Job Openings within your specialty area. This means that you are able to

  • Connect, exchange information, ask questions, initiate discussions and contact other members;
  • Market your expertise in specialised medical care to Malawian employers and development partners;
  • Tell development partners about your career development plans and funding needs;
  • View member profiles of all registered users of the Medical Network;
  • Use the search mask and expert map to find other members, search for job opportunities in specialised medical care in Malawi
  • Use the Blogs & Stories section to create your individual blog on your experience in specialised medical care within and outside of Malawi
  • Engage in Discussions with other registered members on how to address current challenges and strengthen specialised medical care in Malawi 

 

Medical Network

The Medical Network provides you with News & Developments in your specialty area. You can find information on Career Development opportunities within and outside Malawi, current calls for Research proposals and upcoming projects. As a registered member you have furthermore the possibility to write your own Blog on specialised medical care and to engage in Discussions with fellow students, alumni, experts and partners on how to address current challenges and strengthen specialised medical care in Malawi.

Blogs & Stories

The Blogs & Stories section features blogs of academic, clinical and technical experts on personal experience gained throughout their professional development. This may include stories on international study experience or challenges encountered by medical experts returning to Malawi from Diaspora, opinions on different career development opportunities and many other topics that are of concern for professionals with an interest in specialised medical care in Malawi.

Blogs may be read by all site users. However, only registered members may create new blogs. All blogs are monitored by the site maintenance team and content may be edited / removed if found inappropriate.

Discussion Forum

The Discussion Forum allows registered members to debate specific issues in specialised medical care. Discussions may be of technical nature, but might also serve to strengthen communication links between tutors within Malawi and medical students on elective exposure courses abroad, for example. The main purpose of this function is to provide a streamlined communication tool that allows for multi-stakeholder discussions.

Discussion forums may be closed, that is limited to specific members only, and/or open to all registered members. Unregistered members cannot use this function. All discussion forums are monitored by the site maintenance team and content may be edited / removed if found inappropriate.

News & Developments

Under News and Developments, all users find up-to-date information on current developments in seven specialty areas with reports on latest projects, developments, challenges and current events: Anaesthesia, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Pharmacy, Radiology and Surgery.