The Ministry has been implementing the following activities in the 2013/2014 financial year:

1. Implemented preventive and health promotional programmes on TB, Malaria, bilhazia control, immunization campaigns for diseases such as polio, measles, tetanus and pneumonia.


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The Family Planning programme

The national FP programme of the RHD seeks to reduce unmet need for family planning services, unintended pregnancies as well as socio-economic disparities in contraceptive use through provision of voluntary comprehensive family planning services at all levels to all men, women and young people of reproductive age. Its objective is to strengthen availability, access to and utilization of family planning services at health facility and community levels.


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 Major Challenges

1. The control of a number of diseases such as Malaria still poses a big threat to health and lack of resources for indoor residual spraying and environmental control in high prevalence areas contributes to continuing health problems impacting on families, communities and the economy. 


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Providers of Health Care

The major providers of health care services in Malawi are the Ministry of Health, Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. 


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Support for fight against TB in Mining

The World Bank is supporting the Regional TB in mining Project (part of the Africa Regional Communicable Disease Control and Preparedness Program), which aims at controlling and or eliminating priority communicable diseases on the continent. Malawi is one of the four participating countries in the project. The overarching goal of the project is to increase utilization of key TB control and occupational lung diseases services in Malawi and strengthen the sub-region’s capacity to address such conditions.


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The Family Planning programme

The national FP programme of the RHD seeks to reduce unmet need for family planning services, unintended pregnancies as well as socio-economic disparities in contraceptive use through provision of voluntary comprehensive family planning services at all levels to all men, women and young people of reproductive age. Its objective is to strengthen availability, access to and utilization of family planning services at health facility and community levels.

The Maternal and new-born health programme

The MNH programme being currently implemented by the RHD aims to increase access to and availability of quality Maternal and Neonatal Health services along the Household to Hospital Continuum of Care following the Life Cycle Approach and to improve the demand and utilization of Maternal and Neonatal Health services at all levels so as to reduce the high maternal and neonatal mortality rates in the country. In this regards, RHD has maintained its approach of improving access to Skilled Birth Attendants (SBA) at childbirth and improving availability of and access to quality Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EmONC. Additionally, the MDSR programme ensures complete accountability for maternal deaths in the country, monitor and reduce maternal deaths through quality improvements, and institution of a full scale Maternal Deaths Surveillance and Response system (MDSR) nationally.

RHD also support a results based financing programme. This programme offers both supply and demand side incentives for the improved utilization of quality MNH services. It provides supportive supervision on IMNH/PQI in selected districts, follow up supervision on action points in all these districts, and distribution of RBF coordination support fund for monitoring and supervision of RBF activities to benefiting district.

Obstetric Fistula

The Malawi fistula program aims at preventing obstetric fistula condition, through identification, creating awareness of the condition and the surgical repair of existing cases. It also supports social reintegration, re-insertion and rehabilitation of repaired women.

Cervical Cancer Programme (CECAP)

This programme seeks to strengthen the capacity for prevention and management of reproductive cancers at all levels. It increases access to and utilization of screening and treatment services in addition to strengthening research, monitoring and evaluation of RH cancers.

Post Abortion Care (PAC)

The PAC programme supports both human and institutional capacity strengthening activities for the provision of quality PAC services in the country. These activities include capacity building of providers, provision of equipment and supplies as well as advocacy, policy dialogues and demand creation.

Gender (Harmful Practices /Domestic Violence

The programme works with the Ministry of Gender and other regional and national stakeholders to mainstream gender in SRHR services and programmes. It supports the Government of Malawi in streamlining the prevention and management of GBV and Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) through use of appropriate policies and protocols and also supports advocacy, awareness creation and related capacity building to address these issues. Activities to strengthen the role of men in SRHR and services are also supported to ensure that men are active and positive partners in SRHR. 

Adolescents/youth in Sexual and Reproductive Health

The ASRH programme aims at strengthen access to, and utilization of quality youth friendly health services in the country through human resource development and institutional strengthening. It supports the institutionalization of YFHS in all districts of the country.