An elective term in Malawi inspired students to make a difference in medical aid.
When, at the end of 2000, medical students Greg Fox and Greg Moloney travelled from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to Blantyre, Malawi, Africa, to complete an elective term at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, they witnessed a health system drastically hampered by a shortage of medical resources. On return to Australia, they resolved to "give back" to those in the developing world who had taught and welcomed them so generously. With the support of other UNSW medical students, the Medical Students' Aid Project (MSAP) was born. Our non-profit, student-run, volunteer organisation is the first of its kind in Australia. Our primary goal is to deliver targeted medical aid to hospitals in developing countries.
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