Health
 Malawi
Project #6215

Train new health workers in Malawi: Save Lives!

by IntraHealth International

Summary

This project will provide scholarships to train students at the Malamulo College of Health Sciences to become clinical officers who can deliver basic health care services to men, women, and children.
$7,500
total goal
$2,625
remaining
76
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Malawi faces a severe health worker shortage—out of the country’s 26 districts, four districts have no doctors and five have only one full-time nurse. Capacity to train more health workers exists at the Malamulo College of Health Sciences but there is no funding for tuition. All four years of a clinical officer’s training cost $7,500, which can be a huge financial burden to prospective students.

Solution

For $7,500 we can train a clinical officer who can provide many of the same services a doctor would provide and who is more likely to serve rural communities. All contributions will be matched to double the effect of your contribution.

Long-Term Impact

By training more clinical officers, communities will have greater access to health care. You will also put young people on a career path that will allow them to serve their community and support themselves for the rest of their lives.

Resources

http:/​/​www.intrahealth.org
CapacityPlus

Organization Information

IntraHealth International

Location: Chapel Hill, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.intrahealth.org/​
Project Leader:
Kate Tulenko
Deputy Director, CapacityPlus
Chapel Hill, NC United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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