Save the Children works as a key partner within Malawi’s health sector in support of national health goals that address the health and survival needs of women of reproductive age, adolescents, youth, and children under the age of five living in vulnerable rural, peri-urban and urban communities.  We also engage with mostly hard-to-reach and vulnerable communities in improving health seeking behaviours as well as uptake and continuity of care. We have a team of well-respected health experts, and extensive experience in designing, implementing and evaluating programmes within maternal and newborn health (MNH), child health, adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH), HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and nutrition with strong outcomes and impact. 


To ensure high impact, we adapt and adjust ongoing and future programming based on lessons learnt as well as evidence generated locally and elsewhere to ensure the most effective implementation possible.  Save the Children is committed to support and build the technical and organisational capacity of Government Ministries and departments, District Assemblies and local governance structures as well as NGOs and civil society with the broader objective of improving quality of health service delivery and sustaining gains made for the sake of progress.

Save the Children’s focus, expertise and experience in addressing child poverty is organised in four priority areas:(i) Maternal and Newborn and Child Health, (ii) Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, (iii) Community health and Nutrition.  Our health and nutrition programming in Malawi is supported by the following proven global Common Approaches adapted to the Malawian context:  Contraception by Choice, My Sexual Health and Rights, Nourishing the Youngest, Saving Newborn Lives and Treating Children Close to Home.