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Ministry of Health

Hon. Halima Alima Daud, MP

Deputy Minister of Health

Dr. Samson Mndolo

Secretary for Health

Central Hospitals

Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH)

Referral Hospital in the Central Region

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH)

Referral Hospital in the Southern Region

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 CH

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 CH

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 MH

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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 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.

The Health Sector Strategic Plan III (HSSP III) outlines the objectives, strategies and activities needed to build upon progress during implementation of the Health Sector Strategic
Plan II (HSSP II) and accelerate Malawi’s progress in achieving Malawi’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) targets by 2030.


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