Malawi's first professional medical network

Details of the organization
University of Malawi, College of Medicine

Information about the project
Malawi's first professional medical network
MedNet Malawi
Over the last decade, increases in training capacity in Malawi have boosted the physician to population ratio from 1.6 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2005 to 2.9 per 100,000 in 2010 – an 81% increase. Despite these achievements, many Malawians still face inadequate access to quality health services, with only 16% of established posts filled. MedNet Malawi constitutes Malawi’s first web-based professional networking portal for medical specialists in and outside of Malawi. The portal has been developed based on three objectives: 1) improve networking between Malawian and international experts, 2) build a medical expert pool for Malawi, and 3) enhance access to information on specialized medical care in Malawi.
International implementation
Ongoing from 24/03/2013 to 30/04/2020
German Development Cooperation (GIZ) European Union (Delegation to Malawi)

WSIS information
      * E-health
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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