How a Jhpiego-supported project is linking HIV-positive people to care and treatment in reaching the UNAIDS goal of 90-90-90 Nkhoma, Malawi—About a year ago, Dilore became increasingly concerned about the health of her husband. He would have malaria one week, diarrhea the next—and fal
If you are a pregnant young woman in rural Malawi and you live in a community that is 3 miles from the nearest health center, chances are the only day you will go to the health facility is the day you go into labor. And that’s if you’ve decided against giving birth at home.
Jhpiego began working in Malawi in 1999, initially supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and subsequently also by the U.K. Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 2009, Jhpiego has been collaborating with
When a review of reproductive health services at Mzuzu Central Hospital in Malawi found less than exemplary service, Director Rose Nyirenda was determined to address the challenges, improve patient care and motivate her staff to achieve their personal and professional best. She and a
Chimphanga, Malawi—Sitting under a tree outside his house in this village in central Malawi, Health Surveillance Assistant Makono is busy examining three-year-old Easter Jedesi. Easter’s mother, Venelesi Jedesi, brought her to Chimphanga clinic, as it is locally known, suspecting that
Meet Malita - Her name is Martha, but the villagers nicknamed her Malita, and when they call this community health worker by name, they always say A Malita (pronounced "ahh")—a term of respect in this region of Malawi. The mother of four lives in the village of Kapinga, in Malawi's Li
For Chief Saidi Mlumbe, of Zomba District in Southern Malawi, supporting voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a family affair.
Mlumbe, the senior chief of a Yao tribe that practices traditional circumcision, and his wife, Stella Mlumbe, accompanied their eldest son Zwelith
Thyolo, Malawi—When the outreach roadshow advertising free male circumcision services arrived in the village of Helimani, Kizito Liyasi was curious enough to attend an information session. A grocer with a wife and baby boy, Kizito was moved by a man’s personal decision to be circumcis
Balaka, Malawi—In the maternity ward at Balaka District Hospital, a new mother firmly swaddles a baby to her chest with a chitenje (cloth wrapper). Mothers of premature and low weight babies born here, and those referred from other health centers in the district, are now being encoura