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.
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.
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.