Narrowing the gaps: a health surveillance assistant with a heart to serve

Village health worker Noah Chipeta has to travel 17km by bicycle to restock medication for his community clinic  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Guy Hubbard By Joseph Scott, UNICEF Malawi When Noah Chipeta arrived at his new posting as a health surveillance assistant (HSA) in Chanthunthu, situated in Malawi’s Kasungu District, he didn’t think he would be staying … Continue reading Narrowing the gaps: a health surveillance assistant with a heart to serve

Remote Malawian community sees a drone for the first time

Children watch a drone demonstration in Thipa village, Kasungu  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Andrew Brown By Doreen Matonga, UNICEF Malawi The central meeting place of of Thipa village, in Malawi’s Kasungu Province, was a hub of activity as the buzzing sound of a drone drew a crowd of curious onlookers. As a hard to reach rural village, … Continue reading Remote Malawian community sees a drone for the first time

Drones: remote school highlights challenges of rural education

Children learn under a tree outside the local church, while exams are on at their school © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Andrew Brown By Doreen Matonga, UNICEF Malawi The mood at Katayanthona Primary School was subdued during exam season, without the usual scenes of children running around and shouting. It was so quiet that visitors almost felt guilty … Continue reading Drones: remote school highlights challenges of rural education

Drones: village health worker describes issues facing rural clinics

Amidu holds a consultation at his village health clinic in Kasungu District  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Andrew Brown By Andrew Brown, UNICEF Malawi Thipa village in Kasungu Province is typical of rural Malawi. It’s a group of small mud brick houses nestled in the shade beneath tall trees and surrounded by maize and tobacco fields. The village … Continue reading Drones: village health worker describes issues facing rural clinics