CPG on Malawi: Global Health

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This meeting of the Malawi CPG will hear from Health projects in Malawi funded by the Scottish Government’s Malawi Development Programme.

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We are delighted to invite you to the next meeting of the Cross Party Group (CPG) on Malawi where we will be hearing from health projects in Malawi which are funded by the Scottish Government's Malawi Development Programme.

With a focus on Global Health, we will be hearing from the University of Strathclyde, St John Scotland & St John Malawi, WaterAid, and a presentation by Chief Medical Officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood.

Prof Robert Kalin, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Sustainability and Director of the Climate Justice Fund Water Futures Programme, will be providing an update on the devastating floods that are causing significant human impact in the Southern region of Malawi. Our news section has the latest details on the developing updates on the floods.

St John Scotland will offer insights and updates into their work with sister organisation St John Malawi which delivers first aid and healthcare services to vulnerable members of the communities in Blantyre and Lilongwe.

This latest project is expected to benefit 57,000 people at home, including more than 10,000 expectant and new parents.

Local St John Malawi volunteers make door-to-door visits to expectant and new parents, teaching pregnant women about nutrition and antenatal check-ups, and helping them prepare for delivery. The volunteers also help households improve sanitation to prevent potentially life-threatening water-borne illness.

In remote villages, where health services are unavailable, St John and local health staff run outreach clinics to bring services to some of the country’s most vulnerable people.

More than 25,000 people also stand to benefit from community health education, including young people before their first pregnancy.

WaterAid is improving 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.

They are also working in partnership with Mary’s Meals, providing WASH in nine centres where a daily hot meal is provided.

There will be opportunity for open discussion and Q&A's, and the meeting will close at 8.30pm with time for networking and Malawian G&T's.

Please register to attend, and contact Stuart Brown at stuartb@scotland-malawipartnership.org if you have any questions.

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