Updated Jun 17, 2021
Primary Care, Health Systems, HIV/AIDS and 5 MoreSEE ALL
Primary Care, Health Systems, HIV/AIDS, Infectious & Vector Diseases, Prevention & Vaccination, Youth Friendly Services, Maternal Newborn and Child Health and Sexual and Reproductive HealthSEE LESS
Across Sub-Saharan Africa, the majority of people live in rural areas and often endure up to a day-long walk to the nearest health facility. In Malawi this is true for 84% of the country’s residents. Lack of access to healthcare puts millions of lives at risk, especially the rural poor who suffer from high-prevalence of preventable and treatable diseases and who are more vulnerable to climate and health shocks like flooding and COVID-19.
GAIA's cost-effective, community-based approach to rural healthcare combines mobile clinics and community health workers to bring basic healthcare services to where they are urgently needed. In close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, GAIA’s mobile programs efficiently and effectively fill gaps in the healthcare grid, reducing disease among hard-to-reach, rural populations, and providing preventative education and services.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||4,400,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Malawi|
|Recruit||50 clinical staff and community health workers|
|New Feature||Deploy an expanded mobile clinic COVID-19 Response Team|
GAIA's Malawi team is 100% local. They come from the areas we serve and they know the challenges and needs of the communities living there. They drive program direction, implementation and monitoring using adaptive management to regularly improve and fine tune program implementation. GAIA works with local district health offices to co implement the programs to ensure long term sustainability and future scaling.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN