Known as “the warm heart of Africa,” Malawi is a small but dynamic landlocked country in southeastern Africa where exciting progress in health and development is afoot. A legacy of strong leadership on maternal health and the potential for huge impact in some of the country’s least developed areas make Malawi a critical place for global health investment — particularly when it comes to building health systems.
We have proudly worked in Malawi since 2009, partnering with the Ministry of Health and a range of NGOs to address the most pressing health challenges. Since then, we have recruited and trained 154 young leaders placed within 25 partner organizations countrywide. Our fellows address critical gaps for our partners, working on a range of health issues from sustainable agriculture to behavior change communication and HIV/AIDS. Our dynamic alumni community are young leaders rising fast and poised to shape the future of health in Malawi.
- 10 years developing emerging leaders
- 25 partner organizations worked with to date
- 154 total number of young leaders trained
GHC Voices in Malawi
- In “Why Young People Should Be Frontline Soldiers in the Fight Against Non-Communicable Diseases,” 2017-2018 Malawi fellow Gabriel Kamowatimwa sounded a powerful call to action for engaging youth in efforts to combat NCDs around the world.
- In “Write Code! Save Lives!” 2017-2018 Malawi Fellow Limbani Thengo shares what motivates him: “I want to ensure that my work saves and improves other people’s lives, and there is no greater motivation than knowing my code is being used in resource-constrained settings.”
- The Time is Ripe for Malawians to Eat Outside the Maize Box: 2015-2016 Malawi alum, Mzondi Edwin Ziba, highlights the Malawian President’s remarks about emphasizing a solution to the persistent food insecurity problem and urges the government and its partners to implement appropriate strategies that will encourage production and consumption of a variety of nutritious foods.
- Celebrating 15 Years of Progress Against HIV/AIDS – And The Women Continuing The Fight: 2015-2016 alums underscore the progress Malawi has made to combat HIV/AIDS, their work with mothers2mothers, and what is still left to do.