Scotland Chikwawa Health Initiative

Addressing healthy settings in Malawi

New short film on Healthy Settings Approach

The healthy settings team have been working with Fruitcake media to produce this short video highlighting some of the work of the program from the perspective of our partners and … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Chikwawa Health Initiative Blog

Welcome to the Scotland Chikwawa Health Initiative Blog. SCHI is a collaborative programme between the University of Strathclyde, University of Malawi (Polytechnic) and the Ministry of Health (Chikwawa). Our main … Continue reading

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Ready to go – Mfera Youth trained as peer educators and mentors

In a quest to attain a sustainable and community led healthy setting, SCHI scheduled a series of youth trainings in the project area after Village Action Groups cited gaps in … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Re-designing the way village health committees are trained

One of the most valuable groups in achieving improved health at community level is the village health committee (VHC). This voluntary committee has had a long standing role to support … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Community Youth say “I can do this!”

Late last year, three community open days were conducted under the RE:ACTIVE My Life My Choice project which was initiated with SCHI at Mfera secondary school in 2014. Seeing the impact … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Healthy Markets

One of the key components of the SCHI Healthy Settings Approach as been the development of healthy markets. This has been a challenging element over the last 2 years, and … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

SCHI at the IFEH World Environmental Health Congress

In May 2016, the International Federation for Environmental Health held their bi-annual World Congress on Environmental Health in Malawi in partnership with the Malawi Environmental Health Association. The 4 day … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bringing Integrated Water Resource Management to Communities

Over the last 6 months, the SCHI team have been working closely with Water for People in Chikwawa to bring learning from across the District to the Mfera area. Water … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sharing healthy settings approach with Malawi Government

In February 2016, the SCHI team were invited to join the National Annual Environmental Health Review meeting in Lilongwe at the Bingu International Conference Centre. This 2 day meeting aims … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Collecting views on social capital in Mfera – Sarah Rippon

I have been back in Chikwawa this week to observe Sothin (facilitator) and Kondwani (scribe) collecting social capital data using the tools I’ve been developing for the last few months … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Recognition in UK Collaborative on Development Sciences Top 20 Impact Studies

The SCHI team were excited to see the launch of the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences Top 20 impact studies today, which features the work of the University of Strathclyde and … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

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