LION`s mission is to improve the treatment of injuries and neurosurgical disorders for the local community as well as training more qualified surgeons and health personnel for the nation.
The hospital serves as the orthopaedic and neurosurgical department of Kamuzu Central Hospital and has an emergency department, operating theatres, a radiology department, laboratory, rehabilitation centre and facilities for education and research. We also have separate private facilities.
Please note that all serious acute trauma should present to Kamuzu Central Hospital Casualty for initial screening and treatment.
LION does not have general surgery services to care for acute abdominal or chest injuries.
Trauma and musculoskeletal disease in Malawi
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 5.700 people die due to road traffic accidents in Malawi annually, and about 100.000 are injured in traffic every year. Over 400 000 children are estimated to be living with musculoskeletal impairments, and over 20 000 of these are estimated to benefit from orthopaedic surgery.