Since the early 2000s, FHI 360 has collaborated with the Government of Malawi to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS, improve livelihoods, promote food security and strengthen education. Working closely with national and district-level partners, we have provided a range of HIV services including counseling, testing and treatment; pediatric care and support; prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; and assistance to orphans and other vulnerable children. We have also implemented programs that improve the detection of tuberculosis (TB) and promote community participation in the integration of services for HIV and TB.
In recent years, our work in Malawi has expanded beyond health to include programs that strengthen the quality and structure of education. We have increased access to low-cost, appropriate and effective mother-tongue reading materials for primary school students and supported the efforts of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to create a decentralized educational structure that responds to the specific needs of the community.
Today, FHI 360 continues to help Malawi address human development challenges by building the capacity of local and nongovernmental organizations to develop and sustain high-quality programs. We also participate in technical working groups that identify programmatic best practices to scale up and strengthen future projects in Malawi.