MALAWI COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES


The Malawi college of health sciences (MCHS) is an autonomous parastatal organization established through a government order of 21st June, 1996. MCHS was formed by a merger of the Lilongwe School of Health Sciences (LSHS) in Lilongwe, the Medical Assistants Training School (MATS) in Blantyre and Zomba School of Nursing (ZSN) in Zomba.

The Lilongwe School of Health Sciences, formerly known as the Medical Auxiliary Training School, was built in 1976. The school opened its doors on 12 July, 1976. The Medical Assistants Training School in Blantyre became operational in the 1960s. However, the present structure was built in 1996 with funding from the African Development Bank (ADB). The Zomba School of Nursing which opened in 1930 is the oldest institution. The current structure was built in 1990 with support from the World Bank under the Population, Health and Nutrition (PHN) project.

The college is mandated to train health workers that form a vital component of government plan to improve the health of the Malawians. It is the vision of the Malawi College of Health Sciences to be a leading and dynamic middle level health training institution in sub-Saharan Africa with an intention of offering quality training to relevant, multidisciplinary, frontline mid-level health care professionals, conduct research and consultancies and engage in community outreach.

Office of the Dean of Research and Resource Mobilization

About the Dean of Research

George Traoli Mwenye-Phiri is a Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics at Malawi College of Health Sciences. He served as Dean of Medical Sciences from 2015 to 2021 and Head of Basic Sciences from 2005 to 2012. George Traoli Mwenye-Phiri obtained his Bed (Science) with a bias towards Mathematics from University of Malawi (Chancellor College) in 1999, and his MSc. (Biostatistics) from University of Malawi (Chancellor College) in 2016. He joined the faculty at Malawi College of Health Sciences in 2005.


George Traoli Mwenye-Phiri uses theoretical and computational tools to apply statistics in solving medical and health problems affecting the community. His research interests are survival modelling of contraceptive data. George Traoli Mwenye-Phiri’s current work focuses on Covid-19 knowledge, perceptions and practices among secondary school teachers in public schools.

George Traoli Mwenye-Phiri is the co-author of a statistics book entitled: “Statistical modelling of complex correlated and clustered data using surveys in Africa” and three articles on future contraceptive use among married women in Malawi; antibiotic resistance patterns in surgical wound infections; as well as, curriculum implementation in nursing education institutions in Malawi. [ read more....]

MCHS RESEARCH PRIORITY AREAS

  • CLINICAL MEDICINE
  • OPTOMETRY
  • ANAESTHESIA
  • OPTHALMOLOGY
  • DENTAL THERAPY
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
  • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
  • NURSING AND MIDWIFERY
  • BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
  • BASIC SCIENCES
  • PHARMACY
  • RADIOGRAPHY
  • LIBRARY
  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
CLINICAL MEDICINE1 OPTOMETRY2 ANAESTHESIA3 OPTHALMOLOGY4 DENTAL THERAPY5 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING6 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH7 NURSING AND MIDWIFERY8 BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES9 BASIC SCIENCES10 PHARMACY11 RADIOGRAPHY12 LIBRARY13 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT14
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