Our Work with our Partners
Americares is working with wildlife conservation organization, African Parks, to strengthen the capacity of local health centers and provide quality health care to communities living in and around Malawi’s protected areas.
Officially launched in 2019, the partnership focuses on improving health infrastructure and services at four local health centers that serve a catchment area of around 1.3 million people. These four health centers are located near two of Malawi’s most important conservation areas – Liwonde National Park and the Majete Game Reserve– both of which are managed by African Parks on behalf of the Malawian Government.
African Parks supports conservation and community development activities that protect fragile ecosystems and reduce community involvement in poaching. Americares implements activities that improve health service quality and access through the thriving local health center model that invests in local health centers and responds to relevant health concerns. As our programs adapt to address the current shocks to the health system due to COVID-19, the cross-sector partnership enables us to extend our reach to the most vulnerable populations and enables both organizations to have greater impact in the health of the community and ecosystem at large.
Photo: Americares Project Manager for Majete area interacts with construction workers at Chapananga Health Centre in southern Malawi where Americares has constructed a new secure water pump, water pump house, and painted the outpatient center (Photo byThoko Chikondi)