Integrated Pathways for Improving Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Malawi (INPATH)

Sub-Saharan Africa — Malawi

Client: Global Affairs Canada

CowaterSogema is leading a consortium to implement this four-year, USD 19.44M, project. The initiative aims to reduce maternal and child mortality in three districts of Malawi by strengthening local health systems for improved delivery and utilization of gender-sensitive maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services. The overall objective of the project is to reduce the vulnerability of women and girls to shocks and stress by increasing their access to health services, water and sanitation; and support women and girls in household decision making and community participation in maternal and newborn community health. Activities include: 1) training facility and community-based health workers on the full MNCH continuum of care; and, 2) establishing and/or rehabilitating water supply systems, hand-washing stations, sanitation and medical waste management systems at rural health facilities; 3) building the capacity of local health governance structures and promoting mechanisms for increased citizen engagement.