GHI Country Strategy
The U.S. development health goal for Malawi is to support a healthy population capable of strengthening its economy. The Malawi Global Health Initiative (GHI) Strategy builds on the success of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) while elevating the focus on strengthening health delivery systems and improving the well-being of women and girls.
Under GHI, and in partnership with Malawi, the United States is implementing health programs in support of the Government of Malawi’s national health strategy. The overarching GHI country goal in Malawi is to increase access to quality health care to foster a healthier people who are able to participate in the country’s economic development. To achieve this goal, the United States will focus its efforts on three focus areas:
These issues are among the most critical and difficult problems in Malawi, and they significantly limit the country’s capacity for development. Improving performance in these areas will have ripple effects across all areas of the health sector while also strengthening country capacity and ownership, complementing other funding sources, and encouraging evidence-based, transparent decision-making and resource allocation.
GHI Principles in Action – Strengthen and Leverage Key Multilateral Organizations, Global Health Partnerships, and Private Sector Engagement
In Malawi, the partnership between PEPFAR and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) is a GHI achievement in strategic coordination and integration that has produced sustainable results and a strengthened health system. The Global Fund supports core elements of the HIV/AIDS treatment program, including providing antiretroviral drugs and other commodities. PEPFAR supports the program by developing national guidelines and curricula, training nurses and clinical officers, creating a national clinical mentoring program, and establishing community-level activities that support treatment programs.
For information on planned funding, please visit the Foreignassistance.gov country page.
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