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Improving the health of Malawi through research, capacity building and care.

Our Work

Clinical Care

UNC Project clinicians support clinical care in gynecology, oncology, pediatrics, family planning and STI primary cares at Kamuzu Central Hospital and other hospitals in Lilongwe.


UNC Project Malawi serves as a center of excellence for impactful research, providing an organizing structure for research in Malawi and developing a network of independent local researchers.

Capacity Building

UNC Project-Malawi serves as a training site for competitive international fellowships such as the Fogarty Global Health Fellowship offering year-long placements to US medical and public health students and postdocs.


  • 3rd Malawi Cancer Symposium takes place

    The 3rd Malawi Cancer Symposium took place from 26 to 27 May 2021 in Lilongwe and drew together various physical and online participants from across Malawi and beyond. Themed ‘Together against cancer,’ the symposium was organized by the UNC Project Cancer Program and was funded by the National Institute of Health. Kicking off the event … Continued

  • IN MEMORIAM: UNC Project-Malawi colleagues pay tribute to Dr. Peter Kazembe

    Our dear friend, Dr. Peter Kazembe, a Malawian colleague, pediatrician and adjunct professor of medicine with the University of North Carolina’s Institute for Global Health and Infection Diseases, died on August 11, 2020 at the age of 65 while receiving treatment for cancer in South Africa. He is survived by wife; Hilda, and three grown … Continued

  • UNC Project hands over DRI aid to Kamuzu Central Hospital and Bwaila Hospital

    On Monday 13 July 2020 and on Friday 10 July 2020, UNC Project donated medical supplies to Lilongwe District Health Office and Kamuzu Central Hospital respectively, as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The items included: oxygen concentrators, infrared thermometers, ventilator, dual head stethoscopes, three oximeters and boxes of ICU medicines, medical face … Continued

  • Trainings pick up for the PEER CCSPT in Malawi

    As cervical cancer continues to wreak havoc among Malawian women, the training of 18 health workers from 8 health facilities in Lilongwe District in cervical cancer screening and preventative therapy commenced at UNC Project’s Tidziwe Centre in Lilongwe from 9 to 20 September 2019. In Zomba District, 29 participants from 7 health facilities were also … Continued

We are based on the campus of Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe.