Stories: Malawi

  • New Mobile App Aids Health Workers in Malawi

    Saidi Mashida is always on call. When you’re the only trained health provider for over 2,000 residents in a small, rural village in southern Malawi, it’s difficult to set traditional office hours. “If a child is sick, I want to help them” he said while treating a 10-month old girl who was suffering from diarrhea...

  • Preventing Drug Shortages With Cell Phones in Malawi

    Saidi Masemba's clinic is a small, two-room mud hut in central Malawi that serves approximately 3,000 local residents. He sees roughly 15-20 patients per day, usually children under 5 years old suffering from malnutrition, malaria, dehydration and diarrhea. In treating these preventable diseases, one of Masemba's biggest setbacks is access to medication and supplies. Often, he has to turn...