Lilongwe District (Central Region)

Catchment Area

The Central Region Child Health Program is currently implemented in the following areas within Lilongwe district:

  • in the catchment area of Maluwa Health Centre, where active implementation started in May 2015
  • in the catchment area of Dickson Health Centre, where active implementation started in October 2016

In the catchment area of Katchale Health Centre, active implementation started in April 2014 and ended in July 2016, and only follow-up activities are currently taking place.

All are rural, government-run Health Centres in Lilongwe district. All 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

Dickson

A house-by-house census was used to measure the population of the catchment area in September 2016.

Villages 525
Households 10,195
Population 43,516
Children under 5 years 6,700

Map

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

View Inter Aide Child Health Central Region Location in a full screen map