The Archdiocese of Lilongwe Catholic Health Commission (LLCHC) is a faith based, non-profit organization implementing health programs and providing health/Nutrition care services in hard to reach areas of the central region of Malawi. Its vision is ‘Provision of equitable, sustainable and quality health care for all’. Services are provided to all targeted communities regardless of faith or religious affiliation.
The Commission has managed a total of 4 major projects from different donors with a total budget of USD 4.5 million. It has experience in managing funds from USAID, Plan International, European Commission, Global Fund, OXFAM, CRS, Action Aid, Conrad Hilton Foundation, Unicef and World Food Program. LLCHC is registered as a Local NGO under CONGOMA and has a Board of Directors who provides oversight to the Commission. The Commission is managed by a Health Secretary/Executive Director.
Its coverage includes the following districts: Lilongwe, Mchinji, Kasungu, Nkhotakota, Dowa, Ntchisi and Salima. Besides project management, LLCHC also manages over 2,000 health care workers through its 17 health facilities (10 community hospitals, 3 hospitals and 4 health centres) scattered all over central region of Malawi with 80% located in the rural areas. LLCHC through its facilities has a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Ministry of Health, with a budget of USD1.1million, which is supported by developmental partners through Health Sector Joint Fund (HSJF).
The Commission works closely with the following Ministries:
•Ministry of Health and Population towards disease prevention and improving:- Adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights; Tuberculosis; Nutrition; Malaria and HIV program implementation.
•Ministry of Gender and Social Welfare on programmes for Orphan and Vulnerable children including OVC case management; Early Childhood development; Village Savings and Loans Agency; disability screening/support; Community Based Care Centres (CBCCs) management and child protection.
•Ministry of Education in education support and adolescent girls’ empowerment.