Scotland Chikwawa Health Initiative

Addressing healthy settings in Malawi

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

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

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

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Health Messaging through mHealth services

In February the newest member of the SCHI team came over from the University of Strathclyde to gain a better understanding of day to day project life. As well as … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Village Action Plans underway – time for the community led work to begin

Over a period of 9 months the SCHI team has been embedded in the Mfera catchment area identifying the needs, priorities and social capital issues within the 18 villages. The … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Listening to community voices – finding appropriate solutions As the project has come to an end of the extensive baseline process, which involved various different levels of community dialogue, we have asked the community members and health … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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