Mulanje Mission Hospital Benefit Concert – POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

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Velvet Joe and the Bluegrass Diamonds will be stars at the 2020 MMH Benefit concert. Please help us to raise enough funds to upgrade the Children’s ward and Walkways to improve Infection Prevention at Mulanje Mission Hospital by attending this year’s event.

When: Friday, March 20th at 19.30
Where: English Reformed Church, Begijnhof 48, 1012 WV Amsterdam.

The ticket price is a donation of €25. No tickets available, as the concert has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

The character of the band shows in the multi-layered vocals and the infectious energy with which the band members communicate the music. They perform both their own numbers and Bluegrass standards.

Velvet Joe and the Bluegrass Diamonds: Florianne van Hasselt (mandoline & song), Melissa Ussery (violin & song), Miep Oude-Aost (banjo & song), Neeltje van Diggele (contrabass & song), & Joris Scheepers (lead singer & guitar).

2020 MMH Project
Upgrading Children’s’ Ward and Walkways to improve Infection Prevention at Mulanje Mission Hospital

The priority set by the MMH Medical staff for 2020 is infection prevention and improving the care of very sick children. A well-equipped resuscitation room that is free of infectious hazards and hospital buildings connected by clean, well-lit walkways is essential, as well as well-trained staff.

After the 2017 project (development of the High Dependency Unit) the general level of critical care at Mulanje has improved significantly, but the Children’s’ Ward does not have an adequate resuscitation room for very sick children. So, the next step will be to improve the quality of paediatric critical care at MMH. A prerequisite is a modern, well equipped resuscitation area, with facilities to provide oxygen that can be individually administered.

This will also help to combat the spread of infection.

The 2020 project will raise money to renovate the existing emergency room, provide individual medical equipment such as a monitor, oxygen concentrator and a heater in the admission room. For the staff, a cubicle will be provided with solar-lighting installed above the nursing station. In addition, training and education programs will be provided ensuring best practice for Infection Prevention.

If you want to know more about the Mulanje Mission Hospital, please visit their website – where you can also read their latest newsletter.

To find out more about Velvet Joe and the Bluegrass Diamonds.

Do you want to make a donation? or help in other ways? Please email