Health worker Silvester Dambe is fighting malnutrition in the most mountainous, isolated part of Neno District, where he has a special connection to one family in particular.
A growing program is providing personal, specialized care to people with type 1 diabetes, sickle cell, heart problems, and more, in Neno District.
With better fertilizer and years of hard work, Dalitso Mkango, an HIV patient in Malawi since 2007, has created a thriving business to support herself and her three children.
A world-class lab in Haiti, new diagnostic and microbiology equipment, multilingual clinical trials, and carrying lab samples down mountains were among many topics at the annual workshop.
Doctor Kazinga, 28, is the first in his family to complete university studies. That’s fitting given his first name, which is not to be confused with the title of Dr.—at least not yet.
Lost homes, destroyed property, and uncertain futures are part of the personal stories emerging from Neno District, where people continue to recover from disastrous flooding in March.
Heavy rains and flooding have taken the lives of 30 people and damaged the homes and property of 487,000 residents across southern Malawi, where PIH has supported facilities in Neno District since 2007.
With support from PIH and a community of remarkable women, 17-year-old Blessings Henry is eyeing medical school as she finishes the last year of her secondary education in Neno, Malawi.
Over a rising career with PIH, where he began as a security guard and now oversees more than 600 health workers, Benson Chabwera has remained rooted in his home district of Neno, Malawi.
PIH research in Malawi confirms that when health care is nearby and free, exponentially more patients arrive at clinics and diagnoses rise for infectious diseases.