Blantyre in detail

Health & insurance

Medical Services

Check The Eye magazine ( for clinic listings. The US Embassy website also has a list of recommended doctors.

Hope Dental Surgery Private dentist.

Mwaiwathu Private Hospital For private medical consultations and blood tests (including for malaria), this hospital, east of the city centre, is good. A consultation is MK8000; all drugs and treatments are extra.

One Stop Pharmacy This well-stocked pharmacy sells bilharzia tablets (if you've been swimming in the lake), as well as malaria prophylaxis.

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital This government-run hospital off Chipembere Hwy has a malaria-testing centre.

Seventh Day Adventist Clinic This private hospital and medical and dental clinic charges MK5400 for a doctor’s consultation and MK2000 for a malaria test. Cash only.

Shalom Dentist Private dentist.