COUNTRIES: Malawi
DURATION: 10/01/2012 - 09/30/2019
FUNDER: USAID
CONTACTPatricia.Howe@worldlearning.org

Program Description

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

Since its inception, the program has 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 will have 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, 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 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

  • Improve health service delivery and management.
  • Train health professionals in key fields including public health, nutrition, and family planning and reproductive health.
  • Build a network of healthcare providers.