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Since 1999, ensuring quality health services for Malawian women, men and children.

  • More than 1.1 million clients have learned of their HIV status through Jhpiego-supported HIV testing services.
  • More than 690,000 Malawian men have received voluntary medical male circumcision services for HIV prevention, thereby benefiting from this procedure’s protective effect against HIV.
  • Through the Gateway project, Jhpiego is reaching adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) with HIV prevention messaging, family planning methods and HIV testing for them and their male partners. More than 66,000 AGYW have been reached with a comprehensive package of prevention services.
  • Also through Gateway, Jhpiego built the capacity of 108 community-based distribution agents to provide youth-friendly adolescent family planning services; these peer agents have reached more than 76,000 AGYW with family planning education.

Our Technical Areas in Malawi

Our Work in Malawi

As a trusted partner of the Malawian Defence Force (MDF), the Government of Malawi and the U.S. Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, Jhpiego is drawing on 20 years of implementation experience in Malawi delivering high-quality HIV services, innovative technical assistance and capacity-building approaches to successfully implement this DOD-funded project. The project seeks to address elevated risks of HIV infection among MDF personnel, their families and key and priority populations living near MDF bases. Jhpiego and MDF are supporting 13 MDF facilities across three regions to close existing gaps in HIV services and implement best practices and innovative strategies to provide combination prevention interventions, HIV testing and treatment services, viral load testing and viral load suppression. The project also seeks to build MDF health systems and laboratory capacity and to enhance their monitoring, evaluation and reporting capabilities to sustain the work beyond the life of the project.

EMPOWER is a five-year program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, with the goal of preventing new HIV infections in targeted populations in priority districts in Malawi. Jhpiego is leading a consortium to implement EMPOWER’s voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) component in Chikwawa District. Building on Jhpiego’s previous experience supporting VMMC services in Chikwawa, Thyolo and Zomba, the consortium is collaborating with stakeholders to increase uptake of high-quality VMMC services among males aged 15–29 in these districts, with a goal of achieving 80% coverage and linking those testing HIV-positive to care and treatment. To reach this goal, the consortium is: 1) increasing availability of and access to VMMC services; 2) increasing demand for VMMC among the targeted age groups; 3) improving the quality of VMMC services; and 4) strengthening linkages between VMMC and other services.

This five-year project, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supports the government of Malawi (GOM) to: 1) provide high-quality, high-volume, cost-efficient voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services to males aged 15 years and above; 2) increase VMMC uptake through empathy-driven demand generation; 3) improve referral and linkages between VMMC and other health services; and 4) monitor quality and performance. Under this project, Jhpiego is bolstering existing infrastructure (e.g., established sites, VMMC/HIV expert staff and partnerships in Lilongwe) to accelerate VMMC uptake. Working closely with the GOM, CDC/the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), civil society, traditional and religious leaders, private sector and other key stakeholders, Jhpiego is strategically scaling up high-quality, cost-efficient VMMC services—integrated with other male wellness services—to men aged 15 and above in Lilongwe district. Jhpiego is using data-driven approaches to target populations with limited access through insightful demand generation, and expanding VMMC availability through inventive service delivery models and venues, while maintaining a focus on safety and quality. At the same time, Jhpiego is also transferring capacity to the Ministry of Health, in consultation with GOM and PEPFAR, by the end of the project.