PHONES AT EMBANGWENI
From the USA, all calls to Malawi require the use of the 'country code' of 265. That means that a normal way of calling into Malawi would be to dial 011 265 and then the telephone number. All phone numbers within Malawi start with a ZERO '0'. From within Malawi, this is dialed. From outside the country, this initial ZERO is NOT DIALED. So to call a Malawi number from the USA, you would dial 011 265 XX XXX XXX (ie the phone number without the leading 0).
Remember when calling Malawi from the USA, they are 6 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time. Malawi is on GMT+2 time. DO NOT Call them at late hours there just because it is a good time in the USA. At 6 pm EDT, it is midnight in Malawi. At 6pm PDT - it is 3am in Malawi. The best time to call is usually in the morning or early afternoon in the USA.
There is currently no permanent western doctor stationed at Embangweni. Dr. Martha Sommers moved to Ekwendeni in December, 2009 and then back to the USA so is not in Africa at all.
All phones at Embangweni now seem to be cell phones - landlines have been dropped. Most major institutions and significant individuals now have email access. The contact info I have available is listed below.
Some of the phone numbers and email addresses at Loudon Station (Embangweni) are listed below. In the email addresses, replace the [AT] with an @ symbol.
ADDRESSES AT EMBANGWENI
Embangweni does have an email connection now via their cell phone network.
The address is embangwenihospital[AT]yahoo.com (replace the [AT] with @). Since this is for email for anyone at the Embangweni station, please put the person's name in the SUBJECT line when you send something.
The email address for the medical staff is clinical.embhospital[AT]gmail.com (replace the [AT] with @).
Physical Mail Addresses:
The addresses for some of the institutions on the station are: