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Chipatala Cha Pa Foni– Health Center by Phone going nationwide

Chipatala Cha Pa Foni– Health Center by Phone going nationwide

Ministry of Health’s Chipatala Cha Pa Foni (CCPF), a toll-free hotline to provide health care and nutrition information is a success story of Malawi. With the launch of the expansion of the hotline on 2 February, it is going to be - by end of 2018 - the first government led and nationwide health care hotline in Africa. This winning Malawian idea of a national campaign for maternal and child health innovation called “Share an Idea, Save a Life,” became reality under the strong leadership of Ministry of Health in 2011 in Balaka distrikt. Over the years it has grown and is currently covering 9 districts and reaching an average of 2000 clients daily, mainly marginalised people in remote rural areas. Chipatala Cha Pa Foni is a remarkable example of a fruitful public-private partnership, involving the Ministry of Health, Airtel as a leading private company of Malawi, Development Partners and Civil Society (esp. the NGO Village reach as implementing organization).

It was in 2015 when German Cooperation started supporting Chipatala Cha Pa Phoni. Through our Malawi-German collaboration in the area of Nutrition security the topic of healthy nutrition was included in the information services of CCPF: nurses working at the hotline were trained and additional awareness was raised in the districts. German Cooperation is committed to continue this support as CCPF is going nationwide.

Make sure you dial the number 54747, when in need for urgent medical and nutrition advice!

The two heads of Malawian and German delegation, Ben Botolo, Secretary to the Treasury at Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, and Alois Schneider, Head of Division for Southern Africa, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, after signing the minutes on the German-Malawian government negotiations.

Germany and Malawi strengthen Development Cooperation

Successful Conclusion of Government-to-Government negotiations on 3 November 2017 in Berlin

New commitments of 113 million Euros were made for a period of two years by the German government to the Republic of Malawi during the official government to government negotiations held in Berlin on 2nd and 3rd November 2017. The commitments will contribute to strengthening the provision of Basic Health Care and Social Protection, Primary Education, Private Sector Development, Public Financial Management and the Fight against Hunger.

Beyond the 82 million Euros foreseen for bilateral German-Malawian cooperation, Malawi will benefit from 31 million Euros provided through the special initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development called “One World without Hunger”. This initiative contributes to agricultural development and improved nutrition in developing countries. Malawi is one of the main beneficiaries from this initiative.

During several visits at the sidelines of the negotiations the German delegation provided the Malawian partners insight on best practices on hospital autonomy, healthy nutrition in child day care facilities, training of tax officers and curriculum development for primary education.

Germany and Malawi look back to more than 50 years of cooperation. Since the cooperation began in 1963, Germany has supported Malawi through bilateral technical and financial cooperation amounting to more than 1.1 billion Euros. 

Official handover of Saint Lukes CCAP Primary School to the community of Lusangazi

Official handover of Saint Lukes CCAP Primary School to the community of Lusangazi

The school has been built in less than two years in a joint effort of the Ministry of Education, the Church of Central African Presbyterian, CCAP, the German Government and German NGOs “Fly and Help”,...


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The Ambassador

Ambassador Jürgen Borsch

Jürgen T. Borsch

Visa for Malawi Residents


According to the Schengen agreement, a Schengen Visa entitles the holder to an accumulated stay of up to 90 days within a period of 6 months for 26 European Countries. Norway is representing Germany in matters concerning the handling of applications for Schengen visas. Therefore, residents of Malawi who intend to apply for visas to visit Germany should contact the Norway Visa Application Centre at Corporate Mall, Chilambula Road, Lilongwe.

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