Chikwawa Project

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The University of Strathclyde has worked with Chikhwawa District Health Office in preventative health projects for over 15 years through environmental health links. These community health projects have included research and interventions in remote rural areas including elements of maternal health, water and sanitation, disease control and prevention, through health education, capacity building and supporting capital investment.

These programmes have been supported by the Scottish Government International Development Fund for Malawi with 4 grants spanning from 2006 – 2016. These grants operate under the Scotland Chikhwawa Health Initiative, a consortium led by the University of Strathclyde, with University of Malawi (Polytechnic), Ministry of Health (Malawi) and the Chikhwawa District Health Office.

The Scotland Chikhwawa Health Initiative also has active links with the Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration Programme (Link) and other NGOs (Save the Children, Management Services for Health, Centre for Victimised Women and Orphaned Children, Water for People, etc.) in Malawi. We are also supported by other organisations in Scotland including F.R.O.M Scotland for health projects and disaster relief situations such as the flooding and cholera outbeaks.

This project is managed by Dr. Tracy Morse (PhD) -

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