Malawi has made significant progress towards improving individual health outcomes. It is one of the few sub-Saharan countries that achieved Millenium Development Goal 4 for child survival by 2015, for example. Critical gaps, however, remain in meeting the growing health needs of the country’s population and delivering essential health services. In an effort to help meet these goals, Seed has worked in Malawi since 2013, in collaboration with the government and our in-country partners, building the capacity of doctors, nurses, and midwives so as to enable access to high-quality care.
To help achieve Universal Health Coverage, we invest in health professionals that can provide crucial services to Malawians. Based on identified needs and the government’s health priorities, Seed supports three key focus areas in the country:
and Child Health
Supported the University of Malawi, College of Medicine in Mangochi in establishing the first post-graduate family medicine training program in the country. The goal is to have two family medicine physicians, qualified to deliver care to patients of all ages with a range of conditions, in every district in Malawi.
Assisted in revamping the Accident and Emergency (A&E) room at Mangochi District Hospital which is the center of emergency and trauma care for the district’s one million residents. Today, the A&E room remains open, sees patients, and is better equipped to more effectively support learners.
Collaborated with the Ministry of Health and professional associations to champion policies to support health workers’ well-being enabling them to lead, innovate, and advocate within the health system.
Physician, Nurse, and Midwife Educators Placed
Our work in Malawi over the past years is fundamental and critical to addressing health challenges of all types. It has also helped position us to assist in the Malawian COVID-19 response. Learn more about our
COVID-19 work here
We strengthen human resources for health to build a comprehensive health system that can provide care for all. We focus on:
We enable access to high-quality emergency care and maternal, newborn, and child health services that improve the well-being of those who seek them. We focus on:
We train family physicians and midwives who can provide comprehensive, continuous, high-quality care in urban and rural communities to people at all stages of life. We focus on: