In a double celebration on Sep. 12, AHF Malawi—in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Population—officially launched its country program and commissioned the renovated Ngabu Rural Hospital.
AHF operations began in the country in 2016, after signing an agreement with the government. The program has since grown to support over 21,000 patients with HIV care and treatment services.
“This partnership and renovated hospital are very important for those living with HIV in Malawi,” said AHF Deputy Bureau Chief Dr. Wamae Maranga. “We’ve been working in other African countries for more than a decade—and this will also be the case for Malawi as we support the government in battling HIV/AIDS. We must continue until the fight against HIV is won!”
The extensive hospital makeover was the result of an over $100,000 investment and included renovating the laboratory, procuring equipment, installing power and water back up support, and updating the HIV Testing Services and Antiretroviral Therapy departments. General improvements of the entire facility were also made, and similar upgrades were completed in other facilities across four districts, where 30 health staff provide HIV services.
Malawi Minister of Health and Population, Honorable Jappie Chancy Mtuwa Mhango, MP thanked AHF for supporting the Malawi government in the fight against HIV/AIDS and for the renovations, along with encouraging citizens to utilize and care for the facilities.