DURATION: 10/01/2012 - 01/31/2020
CONTACT[email protected]

Program Description

The Malawi Scholarship Program (MSP) was a seven-year initiative designed to build the capacity of Malawi’s health service delivery and management sector.

The program supported training at the master’s level for Malawi health professionals in public health, human nutrition, and family planning and reproductive health to upgrade their technical and professional knowledge at U.S. and African universities. 

The project was expanded to include long-term academic training in Malawi for more than 760 students at various levels, including certificate programs, diploma programs, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. Altogether, the Malawi Scholarship Program supported nearly 800 scholars by its end. 

For all elements of MSP—U.S., third-country, and in-country—World Learning, through our Washington, DC, and Lilongwe offices, arranged university placements; monitored and evaluated students and programs; oversaw program finances; implemented post-training follow-on activities for program graduates in conjunction with USAID and its U.S. subcontractor, International Leadership Center; facilitated networks of alumni support; and ensured compliance with funder policies. 

The project was funded by the U.S. 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). 

Program Goals

  • Improved health service delivery and management.
  • Trained health professionals in key fields including public health, nutrition, and family planning and reproductive health.
  • Built a network of healthcare providers.