Improving Health Service Delivery in Malawi
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has been assisting Malawi since 2003 to strengthen health care systems, increase disease preven- tion education, reduce maternal and childhood mortality rates, and expand access to quality HIV/AIDS services. MSH builds on previous progress against HIV/AIDS through the District Health System Strengthening and Quality Improvement for Service Delivery in Malawi (DHSS) project (2012–2018) by supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its implementation of the National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS (2015–2020). Malawi’s rapid and successful antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up that started in 2004 has greatly influenced the HIV epidemic, reducing mortality, mor- bidity, and transmission. One out of every 20 Malawian adults is now on ART and 275,000 deaths have been averted. However, with an estimated 34,000 new infections each year, stepped-up action is needed to enable Malawi to control the epidemic.