Malawi - Second rural health care project

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Dec 1984
Signature Date 01 Jul 1985
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2000
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2000
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12110
Commitment U.A 7,997,105.43
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Second Rural Health Care Project has been designed to strengthen the delivery of health care to populations in rural areas of Malawi in line with the Five-Year Development Plan. The project supports the efforts of the Government in providing comprehensive rural health care in order to meet basic health needs identified in rural Malawi. It is intended to improve health facilities and train required qualified staff to man such facilities. The project will consist of the following components: (i) replacement of the existing Ntchisi district hospital; (ii) extension of the existing Blantyre School of Nursing and the Medical Assistants Training School with provisions of equipment and furniture; (iii) establishment of fourteen health sub-centres fully equipped and furnished; (iv) strengthening of communicable diseases programmes through provision ef equipment and supplies and re-training of staff; (v) strengthening of planning capabilities of the Ministry of Health through provision of scholarship for staff training.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of this project is to improve the delivery of health care in rural areas of Malawi. This will achieved through replacement/extension of health facilities and training institutions, and support to communicable diseases programmes. Moreover, the project will enhance planning capabilities of the Ministry of Health.


The project will benefit to populations in rural areas of Malawi.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi
Ministry of Health & Population


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-IBD-002
Last Update 19 Jan 2021


Contact Details

Geographic Location

Country Malawi