Phalombe District (Southern Region)

Catchment Area

The Southern Region Child Health Program is currently implemented in the following areas within Phalombe district:

  • in the catchment area of Nambazo Health Centre, where active implementation started in August 2015
  • in the catchment area of Kalinde Health Centre, where active implementation started in August 2016

Both are rural, government-run Health Centres in Phalombe district. Both facilities manage village clinics which provide services to remote communities.

We chose this area because it has:

  • 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

Nambazo

A house-by-house census was conducted by Inter Aide staff members to measure the population of the catchment area in June 2015.

Villages 88
Households 8,496
Population 44,609
Children under 5 years 7,697

Kalinde

A house-by-house census was conducted by Inter Aide staff members to measure the population of the catchment area in June 2016.

Villages 31
Households 6,844
Population 33,108
Children under 5 years 5,773

Map

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

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