In Malawi MSF is providing support including installing handwashing points, strengthening health promotion actions, and guiding clinical screening and triaging of potential COVID-19 patients.
Our existing programs have had to adapt in different ways.
Our HIV programmes in the south, in Nsanje and Chiradzulu, are increasing their efforts to provide antiretroviral medication refills to reduce the frequency of patient visits and avoid overburdening healthcare facilities. Meanwhile physical distancing measures have led to temporary suspension of the “Teen Clubs” in Chiradzulu for HIV-positive children and teenagers. In Dedza and Zalewa in the centre and west, we are working to ensure continuity of care for one-stop HIV and sexual and reproductive health services.
In the capital, Blantyre, our cervical cancer activities have also had to reduce admissions, focusing on the most urgent cases.