Partner of the Week: Catholic Health Commission, Lilongwe Archdiocese

The Catholic Health Commission Lilongwe Archdiocese (LLCHC) has been working in Malawi for over 17 years to provide ‘equitable, sustainable and quality healthcare for all.’ They organise and implement healthcare and nutrition programmes and services in hard-to-reach areas of central Malawi, including home-based care, HIV/AIDS mitigation, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), malaria and tuberculosis prevention, and community-based health centres for vulnerable children.  

With support from USAID and the Catholic Relief Services, they currently implement a programme focusing on vulnerable children. This programme reaches over 20,000 potentially vulnerable children, providing them with primary and secondary school support, disability screenings, and the provision of ability-assistance devices. They also implement a specific SRHR programme, supported by Plan International for youth and adolescents. Through this, they provide youth-friendly health services to 10 facilities in Lilongwe, form teen clubs, train youth on life skills, and provide informative booklets in braille. In addition, they run programmes improving nutritional and protective health education (such as the use of mosquito nets), and HIV management.