Where We Work | Malawi
Improving health access for
18 million Malawians.
Our Work in Malawi
VillageReach has worked in Malawi since 2008, collaborating with the Ministry of Health (MoH), the private sector and other partners to develop and implement high-impact sustainable solutions and programs, including Chipatala cha pa Foni (Health Center by Phone), the Kwitanda Community Health Program, and OpenLMIS.
Leveraging Private Sector Capacity for Stronger and more Sustainable Public Health Systems
Let’s Talk About Vaccines Study Overview
Using private sector firms for outsourced transportation in public health systems
Drones for Health: Boosting Access to Lifesaving Products
Insights Before Flights: How Community Perceptions Can Make or Break Medical Drone Deliveries
Costing commodity delivery for obstetric emergencies in Malawi
ColdTech Program Overview
CCPF Impact Evaluation
Malawi Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Toolkit
Scaling up a health and nutrition hotline in Malawi: the benefits of multisectoral collaboration
Chipatala cha pa Foni 2019 Evaluation Presentation
Impact Assessment of Pharmacy Assistant Graduates in Malawi
Watch & Learn
A Health Center in Every Malawian’s Home (7:49)
This video tells the story of Taurai, a young woman and CCPF youth champion, and Gloria, who is a mother and volunteer. Both of them have had their own positive and unique experiences with CCPF and are now committed to promoting the national hotline in their communities. The video also includes MoHP’s perspective on CCPF as told by Dr. Nedson Fosiko, Deputy Director of Clinical Services.
Webinar with Malawi Ministry of Health (1:00:04)
Malawi by the Numbers
19.7M estimated population
80% employed in agriculture
450 facilities received PPE in 2020-21
540% more calls to CCPF in 2020-21
On the other end of the line was Wellington, a Chipatala cha pa Foni (Health Center by Phone) hotline worker trained to triage callers over the phone and make referrals to additional services and support. After the call, Wellington and his team did some quick research and discovered that an annual fistula repair clinic was being held in the area within weeks. Soon after, Hawa was in a recovery room at Bwaila Maternity Hospital in Lilongwe, smiling. She is surrounded by others like her who have just undergone a simple, but life-changing surgery.
A Mother’s Journey
Chipatala cha pa Foni is a very good service, a lot of people are being helped and they don’t have to travel to the hospital anymore.”
When Patuma called Chipatala cha pa Foni (Health Center by Phone), a hotline worker advised her of several techniques to alleviate Pricilla’s nose bleeds, such as a cold compress on the forehead, staying out of the sun, and good nutrition. After several weeks, Patuma called the hotline again – this time to thank them for helping her daughter, noting a marked improvement in Pricilla’s condition.