In 2008 Open Arms Infant Home doubled its capacity, and with very generous support from DePuy International, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, we were able to open the doors of “Open Arms 2″ in Mangochi on the shores of Lake Malawi. The home was inaugurated in October 2008, and the first children moved into the home the following January.
Sharing the aims of Blantyre, Open Arms Mangochi is responsible for the care of orphaned and vulnerable new born babies and toddlers. The building was created with this purpose in mind, and was built with the capacity to care for 40 babies. At between two and three years of age, those children that can will be reunited with their extended family, and their progress monitored by the Home’s Outreach Team. Being further away from a Referral Hospital, the health status of vulnerable infants in the Mangochi area is often questionable. Expert nursing care is provided by Rex and his team of 35 care assistants. The Home has been managed since March 2012 by Mr Rashid Kapasala Gama. There are very strong links and connections between the two Infant Home.