Train new health workers in Malawi: Save Lives!

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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.

What is the issue, problem, or 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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential 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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $4,875

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $4,875 .  The original project funding goal was $7,500.


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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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Project Leader

Kate Tulenko

Deputy Director, CapacityPlus
Chapel Hill, NC United States

Where is this project located?

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