Health and wellness in rural Malawi: a health development initiative
Fintan Sheerin Lecturer in intellectual disability nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
C Darius Stonebanks Professor, School of Education, Bishops University, Sherbrooke QC
Karen Jeffery Nursing student, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Katie-Alanna Schouten Nursing student, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
A nurse-assisted, community-led health initiative, part of a Canadian-Irish project called ‘Transformative Praxis: Malawi’, has been developed with the aim of empowering community volunteers to become leaders in their community’s health. This paper traces the growth of this initiative over the past 3 years and explains some of the challenges that have been experienced. It explores how a grass-roots approach, linked to a community hospital, and working in close collaboration with other healthcare providers in the region, provide a platform for future health developments.
Primary Health Care.
26, 9, 34-39.
This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software
Conflict of interest
Received: 20 April 2016
Accepted: 16 May 2016
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