Malawi

MSH programs in Malawi focus on disease prevention, maternal and child health, and strengthening health care systems. Since 2003, MSH innovations have helped Malawi shift from facility-dominated health care to community-led interventions.

Among current efforts, the District Health System Strengthening and Quality Improvement for Service Delivery (DHSS) project supports the country’s Ministry of Health in implementing its national strategic plan for HIV and AIDS, and its health sector strategic plan. The project, funded by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, works to strengthen health service delivery in seven districts. Between 2012 and 2015, these districts have tested more than 850,000 people for HIV and started more than 70,000 patients on antiretroviral therapy. The DHSS project has also evaluated the National Evaluation of the Malawi Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV Program.

MSH also supported the development of Option B+, an innovative policy to test and treat all pregnant HIV-infected women irrespective of their clinical stage or CD4 count. MSH will help Malawi to roll out the new policy of “test and treat” to initiate antiretroviral treatment for all who need it.

MSH also helps Malawi’s ministry of health to implement the District Health Performance Improvement (DHPI), funded by UNICEF. This project helps districts to better plan, prioritize, and focus resources in order to improve maternal and child health.

 

Our Projects

Project Name Health Systems Health Areas Date
District Health System Strengthening and Quality Improvement for Service Delivery in Malawi Health Service Delivery, Human Resources for Health HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis, Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, Family Planning & Reproductive Health, Malaria 2012 - 2017
Knowledge for Health II Leadership, Management & Governance, Health Information HIV & AIDS, Family Planning & Reproductive Health 2013 - 2018
Organized Network of Services for Everyone's Health Activity Leadership, Management & Governance, Pharmaceutical Management, Health Service Delivery, Human Resources for Health, Health Care Financing, Health Information Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, Family Planning & Reproductive Health, Malaria 2016 - 2021
Knowledge for Health
Completed
Health Information, Leadership, Management & Governance Family Planning & Reproductive Health, HIV & AIDS 2008 - 2013
Integrated Community Case Management Cost & Financing Analysis & Model Development
Completed
Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health 2011 - 2013
District Health Performance Improvement
Completed
Leadership, Management & Governance, Human Resources for Health, Health Information Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, Family Planning & Reproductive Health 2015 - 2017
African Strategies for Health
Completed
Leadership, Management & Governance, Health Care Financing, Human Resources for Health, Health Information Malaria, Tuberculosis, Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health, HIV & AIDS 2011 - 2016
AIDSTAR-Two
Completed
Leadership, Management & Governance, Human Resources for Health, Health Information HIV & AIDS, Chronic Diseases 2008 - 2013

Country Team

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