Lilongwe District (Central Region)

Catchment Area

The Central Region Child Health Program is currently implementing two projects within Lilongwe district: in the catchment area of Katchale Health Centre and in the catchment area of Maluwa Health Centre. Both are rural, government-run Health Centres in Lilongwe district. Both facilities manage village clinics which provide services to remote communities.

We chose these areas because they have:

  • Significant needs, particularly for child health.
  • High population density, allowing us to reach a large number of people with fewer resources.
  • Very few other NGOs running programs, and no other NGOs running child health programs.
  • A stable government and security situation, allowing for the implementation of a long term program.

Population

Katchale

A house-by-house census was used to measure the population of the catchment area in March 2014.

Villages 168
Households 4,362
Population 18,763
Children under 5 years 3,328

Maluwa

A house-by-house census was used to measure the population of the catchment area in May 2015.

Villages 112
Households 4,287
Population 18,557
Children under 5 years 2,432

Map

The following map shows the location of the Inter Aide catchment area and government offices:

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