Chiradzulu: HIV care for adolescents

Malawi

In Malawi, where an estimated 980,000 people are living with HIV, we run projects to support efforts to combat the virus.

Malawi’s massive budget deficit has hit the health system hard. In addition, international donors have withheld budget support since 2014 due to corruption scandals.

In Nsanje district, we support the severely underfunded district management team in running a fully decentralised HIV and tuberculosis (TB) programme that includes infants newly diagnosed with HIV. We also support in providing care for patients with advanced HIV in the district hospital, and healthcare for truck drivers and sex workers.

We are also developing a comprehensive programme to screen, diagnose and treat cervical cancer, which accounts for 40 per cent of all cancers among women in Malawi and kills an estimated 2,314 a year.

In late March 2019, extremely heavy rains in lower Shire River districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje, in Malawi’s far south, were compounded by further rains from Cyclone Idai. We launched an immediate response, including mobile medical clinics and water and sanitation activities.

In 2018
 
SW project Malawi MWANZA
Photo Story

The sex workers on the frontlines of the HIV response

6 May 2019
Photo Story
 
Emergency mobile clinic outside Beira, Mozambique
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

MSF emergency response to Cyclone Idai and flooding

Crisis Update 26 Apr 2019
 
Response to flooding in Southern Africa - Malawi
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

Malawi: “This time, the flooding has destroyed houses, not lives”

Voices from the Field 29 Mar 2019
 
الفياضانات في بيرا في موزمبيق
Cyclone Idai & Southern Africa flooding

Humanitarian response in wake of devastating Cyclone Idai

Project Update 19 Mar 2019
 
Key populations, peer-led HIV and SRH services
HIV/AIDS

Towards Peer-Led HIV and SRH Services for Sex Workers and Men Having Sex with Men

Report 23 Jul 2018
 
Key populations, peer-led HIV and SRH services
HIV/AIDS

Meeting the specific needs of key populations living with HIV

Project Update 23 Jul 2018