The Malawi - Else Kröner Child Health Programme: Levering Synergies for Prevention and Care

About

The Else Kröner Center for Global Child Health is dedicated to fostering the healthy development of children worldwide. At present, it focusses its activities in Malawi and is actively contributing to the achievement of Malawi´s child health targets which are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Our efforts are founded on an enduring partnership between the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS) as well as the Paediatrics and Child Health Association (PACHA), both in Blantyre, ​Malawi, and the Friede Springer Endowed Professorship for Global Child Health at Witten/Herdecke University in Germany. At present, the centre’s primary focus revolves around the development and dissemination of national paediatric non-communicable disease (NCD) guidelines and supporting post-graduate training of paediatric specialists. Given the rising importance of NCDs during childhood and adolescence and the dearth of highly qualified paediatricians, both projects reflect the needs of the Malawian society at large and, in particular, its newborn infants, children and adolescents.​The Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung supports the funding of our projects.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Paediatric NCD Guidelines

“Umoyo Wa Ana Athu – Our Children’s Health” is a five-year initiative in Malawi that aims to develop and implement evidence-based guidelines for healthcare workers in the field of child health, focusing on addressing the growing challenge of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among children in the country.

Paediatricians for Malawi

Training the future Paediatric workforce in a southern African country

OUR TEAM

Associate Prof.  Yamikani F.G. Chimalizeni

Head of Department of Paediatrics and Child Health

 

Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Malawi

 
Dr Emmie Mbale
Vice President 
Paediatric and Child Health Association

 

 
Chifundo Mchawa

Project Manager, 

Paediatric And Child Health Association (PACHA), Malawi

 

Emmanuel Mphepo

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, 

Paediatric And Child Health Association (PACHA), Malawi

 

Felix Malambwano

Finance and Administration Officer, 

Paediatric And Child Health Association (PACHA), Malawi

 

Westings Kambalame

Driver, 

Paediatric And Child Health Association (PACHA), Malawi

 

PD Dr. med. Carsten Krüger, MD, MIH, FRCPCH

Consultant Paediatrician, Neonatologist, Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Head of Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, St. Franziskus Hospital Ahlen, Germany                

Faculty of Health, affiliated to the Friede Springer Endowed Professorship for Global Child Health, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany

 

Prof. Ralf Weigel

Professor and Director of the Friede Springer Endowed Professorship for Global Child Health at the Faculty of Health, University of Witten Herdecke

 

 

Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Molyneux, OBE., DSc.,

Professor of Paediatrics, Ex head of department at the College of Medicine in Blantyre Malawi. Ex Clinical Director of the Emergency Department at the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital

 

 

Megumi Nagase, MPH

Scientific Associate at Facility of Health (Department of Human Medicine) Friede Springer Endowed Professorship for Global Child Health at University of witten-Herdecke, Germany

 

 

Pablo Freudenthal, MSc.

Medical Student and Research Assistant at Faculty of Health (Department of Human Medicine), Friede Springer Endowed Professorship for Global Child Health at University of Witten- Herdecke, Germany

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