About us

Reducing disability and it´s economic impact on the people of Malawi.

The Lilongwe Institute of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery (LION) is a semi- autonomous not-for-profit institution owned by the LION Trust. The hospital functions as the department of orthopaedic and neurosurgery at Kamuzu Central Hospital and provides quality essential services for free to the general public.

Education of specialised surgeons and other health personnel, as well as medical research, are also important parts of the LION Trust`s purpose. Our mission is to reduce the high level of disability and it´s economic impact on the people of Malawi.

LION was established with a comprehensive, efficient and effective system gearing at sustainable financing, HR development, retention of skilled staff, maintenance, data collection, research and service delivery to the private and public sector, with all principles of good governance, and ensuring access to care especially for vulnerable groups.

LION has a private wing and offers a comprehensive range of orthopaedic, neurosurgical and rehabilitation services to paying patients as part of our efforts to raise funds to improve and expand services for the public non-paying patients.

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