International Development Fund: Malawi projects 2018-2023

The 11 projects in Malawi receiving funding from the International Development Fund between 2018 and 2023, listed by theme.

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St John Scotland


Community action and service access for maternal, newborn and child health

Project description

The project aims to improve maternal, newborn and child health by increasing health behaviours and the use of critical health services, and by removing barriers to the provision of Malawi's Essential Health Package (EHP).

Total funding: £457,591

NHS Tayside


Scottish Emergency Medicine – Malawi Project

Project description

To develop fit for purpose and sustainable Emergency and Trauma Units at all Central Hospitals in Malawi – replicating the significant improvement to delivery of essential Emergency care as experienced at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Blantyre (the pilot for this project), with the aim of delivering in Malawi, for the first time, a National Emergency and Trauma network.

Total funding: £1,007,504

University of Edinburgh


Moving towards sustainability: strengthening rural health facilities, upskilling providers and developing mentoring capacity to support roll-out of cervical cancer 'Screen and treat' services across Malawi.

Project description

The project will build on the prior collaborative and successful partnership working between Malawi and Scotland in delivery of same day cervical cancer 'screen and treat' programmes, and seeks to support rollout of that work in Northern, Central and Southern Regions, based on developing effective mentoring tools, strengthening health professional skills within Malawi, and extending services to rural health facilities.

Total funding: £1,288,378

University of Glasgow


Towards a Dental School for Malawi – The Maldent Project

Project description

To establish an undergraduate dental degree (BDS) programme within the Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, which will train Malawian dentists who are 'globally competent and locally relevant' and will be able to provide support for the delivery of a national health programme.

Total Funding: £1,312,424

Water Aid


Deliver life to mothers, girls and children in the southern region of Malawi

Project description

To improve the health of mothers, girls and children in rural and peri-urban low income areas of Machinga and Zomba by facilitating access to safe water, improved sanitation and good hygiene in health care facilities, early childhood development centres and communities.

Total funding: £1,012,500


Global Concerns Trust


Tools and training for livelihood in Malawi

Project description

To contribute to the reduction of poverty, the enhancement of economic sustainability and participation in development processes of disabled men and women in Malawi, while promoting skill development, well-being and engagement in international development of people with disabilities in the UK.

Total funding: £706,407

Mary's Meals


Mary's Meals pre-school and primary feeding programme in Malawi

Project description

This project will provide school feeding to vulnerable children in 27 primary and 79 Early Childhood Development centres (ECDs) in Zomba, southern Malawi, reducing classroom hunger and promoting access, participation and progression through primary education.

Total funding: £1,080,000

Sense Scotland


Promoting equal access to education in Malawi North

Project description

The project will work in Northern Malawi with children, young people, families, schools, communities and all traditional and governmental authorities to address negative attitudes towards disability, improve access to quality and relevant education and to enable all children regardless of disability to reach their full potential. In everything we do we will use a rights based, social model of disability.

Total funding: £1,239,488

Renewable Energy

University of Strathclyde


Rural energy access through social enterprise and decentralisation (EASE)

Project description

The EASE project works with local and national structures to address energy poverty in marginalised rural communities in Dedza and Balaka Districts through the deployment of appropriate renewable energy infrastructure and service provision under sustainable social business models and decentralised energy strategies.

Total funding: £1,332,533

Civic Governance

Chance for Change


Access to Justice

Project description

The overall objective of this project is to support the Malawi Government in enabling access to justice, and humane, child-welfare based treatment for children in conflict with the law in Malawi.

Total funding: £949,333

Sustainable Economic Development

Challenges Worldwide



Project description

The overall aim of the project is to strengthen farmer owned crop Value Addition Centres while creating rural sustainable business models and wealth for smallholder farmers.

Total funding: £998,074


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