Towards Universal Health Coverage
The Vision of the health sector is to achieve a state of health for all the people of Malawi that would enable them to lead a quality and productive life.
The Mission of the Ministry of Health is to provide strategic leadership for the delivery of a comprehensive range of quality, accessible and efficient health services to all Malawians through the creation and sustenance of a strong health system.
Mzuzu Central Hospital
Referral Hospital in the Northern Region
Zomba Central Hospital
Referral Hospital in the Eastern Region
Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) is situated in Blantyre city, the commercial capital of Malawi. The Hospital is the oldest and largest government-owned tertiary facility in terms of OPD attendance, hospital admissions and number of specialist services.
Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe Malawi, is the leading public health service referral and tertiary care facility for the central region with 43 % of the Malawian population. Its services represent more than 300 000 contacts with patients annually, of which 45 000 are dealt with on as in-patient basis. KCH also performs a major function in the in-service training of medical and nursing professionals. .
Mzuzu Central Hospital (MCH) is a tertiary hospital in the Northern Region that serves a population of over 2 million people. MCH has a Medical High Dependency Unit that equips the severely under-resourced facility and help improve the health of MCH's large catchment area.
Zomba Hospital is one of the five central hospitals in the country under the Ministry of Health. A fundamental structural reform, has given the hospital significantly more autonomy. With the specialist departments of internal medicine, surgery/orthopaedics, gynaecology/obstetrics, pediatrics, anesthesia/intensive care medicine, skin and venereal diseases, eyes and more than 600 beds, it serves around 4.5 million people from the area as the only referral hospital
Zomba Mental Hospital is Malawi’s specialist inpatient facility and has existed in its present form since 1953. Treatment is predominantly along ’modern’’ medical lines, usually involving electroconvulsive therapy and/or pharmacotherapy.
In order to strengthen the delivery of adequate service delivery the Ministry of Health needs to
keep at all times a comprehensive Master Health Facility List (MHFL). To this end, the Ministry
through the Central Monitoring and Evaluation Division has been maintaining a list of all
facilities managed by either government or Christian Health Association of Malawi..
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Technology Initiatives in Health
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The National Health Policy provides policy direction on key issues that are central to the
development and functioning of the health system in Malawi. The Policy has been
developed in line with the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, which stipulates that the
State is obliged “to provide adequate health care, commensurate with the health needs of
Malawian society and international standards of health care”
The National Health Research Policy prioritizes the activities around health research to ensure
coordinated conduct of health research. The policy is developed in line with the National Health Policy to provide guidance in research governance, capacity building, knowledge management and financing.
This Quality Management Policy identifies seven priority areas where all stakeholders in the health sector must focus their efforts and resources to address challenges affecting the
quality of health services in Malawi.
Dashboard for HSSP II operational plan for FY 2020/21
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