Amref Malawi to roll out a $28 million Tikweze Umoyo Project
Amref Health Africa in Malawi says is set to implement a 28 million dollars USAID Momentum Tikweze Umoyo project come January 2023.
The project is aimed at reducing maternal, newborn, and child morbidity and mortality rate in five high disease-burden districts of Chitipa, Karonga, Kasungu, Nkhotakota, and Salima.
Chief of Party at Amref Malawi office Mariam Mangochi said through the Tikweze Umoyo project, the organization has taken a district-led approach to address key health challenges that are in the identified districts.
“As a project our focus is mainly on scaling up access to and use of evidence-based, quality maternal, newborn, and child health services, nutrition, water sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and malaria information services, and interventions.” said Mangochi.
Mangochi said the organization is also working towards improving the capacity of public and private institutions, local organizations, and service providers to deliver quality health services as well as increasing adaptive learning and use of evidence in health programming so that mothers and children receive the quality care that they deserve.
She said Tikweze Umoyo project is designed to address key challenges facing Malawi’s health sector, such as poor health outcomes in the targeted districts.
Mangochi said attributed some of the poor health outcomes to high poverty levels, poor health-seeking behavior, poor community-facility linkages, sub-optimal service delivery, health workforce challenges, insufficient health infrastructure, poor use of data for decision-making, weak leadership and a lack of essential medicines.
Amref Health Africa in Malawi is implementing the Momentum Tikweze Umoyo project in collaboration with six consortium partners; WaterAid, D-Tree International, Youth Wave, Family Planning Association of Malawi, Emmanuel International, and Family Health Services.