Monday, December 14, 2009

Published HIV studies on Malawi

Guidelines and Best Practices

Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Therapy in Malawi
Ministry of Health and Population, Malawi, October 2003. [PDF, 430K]

Best Practice: HIV-TB Services in Malawi
World Health Organization (WHO), Ministry of Health, Malawi, November 2005. [PDF, 147K]

Surveys and Assessments

Concurrent Sexual Partnerships and HIV Infection: Evidence from National Population-Based Surveys
Mishra V and Bignami-Van Assche S. Demographic and Health Surveys, UNAIDS, March 2009. [PDF, 576K]

Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2009
September 2009-December 2009. National Statistics Office, ongoing. See also Malawi DHS 2004.

Behavioral Surveillance Survey--Malawi 2004
Malawi National AIDS Commission, Family Health International, 2004. [PDF, 1.2MB]

Policy Reports and Papers

Nutrition Care and Support of People Living with HIV in Countries in Francophone Africa: Progress, Experience, and Lessons Learned
Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA-2), UNICEF, USAID, March 2009. [PDF, 674K] In French

Protecting the Next Generation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Learning from Adolescents to Prevent HIV and Unintended Pregnancy
Ann E. Biddlecom, Laura Hessburg, Susheela Singh, et al. Guttmacher Institute, 2007. [PDF, 3.84MB]

Report Card on HIV Prevention for Girls and Young Women
United Nations Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation, 2007. [PDF, 316K]

National HIV/AIDS Policy: A Call for Renewed Action
National AIDS Commission, October 2003. [PDF, 118K]

Equity in Health Sector Responses to HIV/AIDS in Malawi
Julia Kemp, Jean Marion Aitken, Sarah LeGrand, Biziwick Mwale. Regional Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa (EQUINET), Oxfam, August 2003. [PDF, 1.4MB]

The Lighthouse: A Centre for Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care in Malawi Case Study
Sam Phiri, Ralf Weigel, Mina Housseinipour, Matt Boxshall, Florian Neuhann. World Health Organization, 2003. [PDF, 1.9MB]

Journal Articles

A public health approach to rapid scale-up of antiretroviral treatment in Malawi during 2004-2006
Lowrance DW, Makombe S, Harries AD, et al. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2008 Nov; 49(3):287-93. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.

Use of antenatal clinic surveillance to assess the effect of sexual behavior on HIV prevalence in young women in Karonga District, Malawi
Crampin AC, Jahn A, Kondowe M, Ngwira BM, Hemmings J, Glynn JR, et al. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2008;48:196-202. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.

Population-level effect of HIV on adult mortality and early evidence of reversal after introduction of antiretroviral therapy in Malawi
Jahn A , Floyd S , Crampin A, et al. The Lancet. 2008 May 10;371(9624):1603-11.

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission: program changes and the effect on uptake of the HIVNET 012 regimen in Malawi
Moses A, Zimba C, Kamanga E, Nkhoma J, Maida A, Martinson F, et al. AIDS 2008 Jan 2;22(1):83-7. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.

Sexual network structure and the spread of HIV in Africa: evidence from Likoma Island, Malawi
Helleringer S, Kohler HP. AIDS. 2007 Nov 12;21(17):2323-32. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.

Research Summaries

VCT Events: Country Case Studies in Malawi, Ethiopia, and Brazil
Goldberg A, Kombe G. Abt Associates, Inc., World Health Organization (WHO), January 2008. [PDF, 450K]

Protecting the Next Generation in Malawi: New Evidence on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs
Wittenberg J, Munthali A, Moore A, et al. Guttmacher Institute, 2007. [PDF, 1.6MB]

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in Malawi: A Synthesis of Research Evidence
Alister C. Munthali, Agnes Chimbiri, Eliya Zulu. The Alan Guttmacher Institute, December 2004. [PDF, 460K]

Voices for Equality and Dignity: Qualitative Research on Stigma and Discrimination Issues as They Affect PLWHA in Malawi
Malawi Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, July 18, 2003. [PDF, 177K]

Presentations, Interviews, and Roundtable Discussions

The Impact of Routine Counseling and Testing with an Opt-Out Strategy Compared to Voluntary Counseling and Testing in the Implementation of PMTCT Services in Lilongwe, Malawi
Zimba C, Kamanga E , Chilongozi D, et al. XVI International AIDS Conference, August 16, 2008. [Slide Presentation, 769K]

National Scaling up of ARV therapy in Malawi
Makombe S, Harries A, Libamba E, Schouten E. Ministry of Health, Malawi, June 2005. [Slide Presentation, 111K]

HIV InSite Interview with Benkong Shin (Harold Lemke)
Laurence Peiperl, October 2004. Interview with Benkong Shin (Harold Lemke) about his experiences setting up AIDS treatment and support services in Malawi and South Africa.

Program Management Materials

Nutrition, Food Security and HIV: A Compendium of Promising Practices
Castleman T, Mwadime R. Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care, Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) Project, October 2008. [PDF, 300K]

Life Skills Education: Primary School Teaching Syllabus
Ministry of Education, Republic of Malawi, August 2000. [PDF, 6.9MB]

Patient and Community Education

Les bases por comprendre le VIH/sida
AIDES, June 2009. [PDF, 1.07MB] In French.

National Organizations


Ministry of Health and Population
Site provides statistics on health service access, an outline of Malawi's current Plan of Action, and a listing of governmental health institutions.

National Statistical Office
Provides recent statistics in the areas of reproduction, poverty, child mortality, seroprevalence, and nutrition.


Hope for African Children Initiative
Community-based effort for children orphaned by AIDS or whose parents are ill or dying of AIDS-related causes.

Kam'mwamba AIDS Supportive, Orphan Care and Community Development Organization, (KASOCO)
A community based organization responding to the HIV pandemic in Malawi.

Malawi Project
This American organization fortifies Malawi's health and HIV/AIDS care network by providing medical treatment and distributing supplies and literature. Site details current projects.

Open Arms Orphanage
Site features a summary of services and orphans' personal testimonies.

Malawi Network of People Living with HIV / AIDS
This organization promotes effective networking among associations and support groups of PLWHA and their collaborators.

Malawi Social Science and HIV/AIDS (MaSoSHA)
This research database facilitates free, publicly accessible research of HIV/AIDS in Malawi.

Research Institutions

University of Malawi
Provides an overview of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment curricula for the colleges of Medicine, Health Sciences, Nursing, and Social Research.

International Organizations

Summarizes national socioeconomic and health indicators. Lists long-term agricultural and healthcare projects.

Friends of Malawi
Aims to fortify cultural and commercial links between Malawi and the U.S. by providing links to international and local outreach organizations based in Malawi, national newspapers, and directories.

German Technical Corporation (GTZ)
In bilateral partnership with the Malawian government, GTZ provides technical assistance for democratic decentralization, health, and basic education.

Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance
A nonprofit organization focusing on using African religious networks as a way to distribute antiretroviral drugs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Horizons Project/ Population Council
Organization conducts research on population control with link to Demographic Health Survey. Analyzes the demographic spread of ideas on family size and disease prevention.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders
An international medical aid network that offers HIV prevention and treatmetn services. In Thyolo and Chiradzulu, MSF provides antiretroviral medications, including Nevirapine, which helps reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission.

The Pendulum Project
A U.S.-based NGO that provides support for community-based groups assisting children in Malawi.

UNDP Malawi Page
Organization fosters community empowerment through sustainable livelihoods projects. Site features links to socioeconomic reports on the impact of HIV/AIDS in Malawi.

USAID Malawi Page
USAID emphasizes market-based economic growth and democracy as mediums for development. Site features descriptions of local and national projects, links to annual reports and related publications.

World Medical Fund
Provides information on organizaiton's Malawi project which targets school-age children to reduce sexual transmission of HIV.

World Vision
Summarizes impediments to food security, health, and education and attending development projects.

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