Baylor Malawi has continued to achieve its intended goals and objectives. At the core of the Foundation’s work, we continued to provide Provider Initiated Testing and Counselling (PITC) services, care, and treatment to all our clients, along with a number of ancillary projects. Through the nutrition programme we are implementing in collaboration with Pediatric Alliance for child health Improvement in Malawi (PACHIMAKE), we introduced HIV testing for all malnourished children admitted at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) and their families. As part of our efforts to integrate all the services we offer, patients are screened for TB every Tuesday and for cervical cancer every Wednesday. This is in addition to the Young Motherhood programme, which addresses the needs of pregnant, HIV-infected adolescents to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission.

As highlighted in our report, the needs of adolescents are enormous, and they change as young people grow into adulthood. Hence the need for the Foundation to remain innovative to address their needs appropriately and with their involvement. Camp Hope 2018 brought together 158 children, most of them newly diagnosed. The teens and their families appreciate this annual opportunity to learn more about HIV and other skills.

Global Hope is another service line under Baylor Malawi that has recorded numerous successes. The palliative care team continued to provide care and support to patients and caregivers, both in the clinic and at their homes. In addition, Global Hope, collaboration with the nutrition programme, introduced play therapy for children admitted at KCH to help keep them occupied while in hospital.

The Tingathe Outreach Programme continues to provide PITC, care, and treatment services in 120 health facilities with funding from USAID. In 2018-19, Tingathe was part of a consortium of three partners under innovative HIV Services for Malawi (IHSM). In June 2018, Baylor Malawi, through the regional TSP programme, took over direct funding for Tingathe, with a planned transition to direct country-level funding by the start of 2020 as the TSP regional programme closes. From October 2018, Tingathe expanded cervical cancer and gender-based violence services, which to date have cared for nearly 1,000 survivors and screened over 10,000 women living with HIV for cervical cancer.


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Baylor Foundation Malawi is the implementing partner of the Texas Children’s Global Health Network in Malawi. The Network was created by BIPAI in 1999 to catalyze pediatric and family HIV care and treatment and health professional training. The Network continues to be one of the largest providers of pediatric HIV care and treatment in the world. The scope of the Network has expanded with Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine to include tuberculosis, malnutrition, hematology and oncology, cardiology, emergency medicine, surgery and anesthesiology, and maternal health.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas Children’s Global Health Network is comprised of affiliated implementing partners in Argentina, Botswana, Colombia, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Romania, Tanzania and Uganda, which operate 11 Centers of Excellence (COE) and 9 Satellites (SCOE) for integrated maternal and child health services across three continents, including a tuberculosis COE in Eswatini and women’s health COE in Malawi.