Malawi Scholarship Program

Malawi Scholarship Program

Country: Malawi
Duration: October 2012 to October 2018
Funder: USAID
Contact:  Patricia.Howe@worldlearning.org

The Malawi Scholarship Program will assist me to mentor other new nurses better because I'm now equipped with knowledge and skills in reproductive health.

Malawi Scholarship Program participant

The Malawi Scholarship Program (MSP) is a six-year academic exchange designed to build the capacity of Malawi’s health service delivery and management sector. Since October 2012, the program has supported training at the master’s level for 33 Malawi health professionals in public health, human nutrition, and family planning and reproductive health to upgrade their technical and professional knowledge at US and African universities. The Forum for African Women Educationalists, World Learning’s in-country partner, assists with program implementation, orientation, and will support post-training activities.

In October 2013, the scope of the project was expanded to include long-term academic training for 400 additional students to be undertaken at Malawian institutions at various levels including certificate programs, diploma programs, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. To implement this, World Learning opened a field office in Lilongwe to implement placement, monitoring, and licensure of participants.

For all elements of MSP—US, third-country, and in-country—World Learning arranges university placements; monitors and evaluates students and programs; oversees program finances; implements post-training follow-on activities for program graduates in conjunction with USAID and its U.S. subcontractor, International Leadership Center; facilitates networks of alumni support; and ensures compliance with funder policies.

The project is funded by the US Agency for International Development as a task order under the Focus on Results: Enhancing Capacity across Sectors in Transition II-Participant Training contract (FORECAST II-PT).

Photo: U.S. Agency for International Development/flickr

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