Eur J Plast Surg (2006) 29: 97–98 DOI 10.1007/s00238-006-0051-4 LETTER TO THE EDITOR George Virich Received: 10 November 2005 / Accepted: 23 February 2006 / Published online: 20 June 2006 # Springer-Verlag 2006 Dear Sir, Prevalence rates for HIV/AIDS among local population Malawi is a south-eastern African country with a popu- vary slightly. James et al.  suggested that one in three lation of approximately 11 million. It is one of the ten aged 15 and above are HIV-positive. None of the patients poorest countries in the world, but also a country of encountered were tested for HIV as there were no in- stunning natural beauty . Blantyre, a city of 2 million, is dications for it. Malawi’s cultural and economic centre, and houses its only Malnutrition was a common problem among burn burn unit. patients. This is consistent with the finding by Kurth , Burn care is provided at Queen Elizabeth Central who reported chronic malnutrition rates in Malawi children Hospital, Blantyre. The burn unit consists of a few of between 36 and 41%. inpatient beds, an outpatient clinic, and an operating For second degree burns, the standard treatment for theatre. Since it first started treating patients in
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