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We conduct internationally excellent research to benefit health and we train the next generation of researchers. In pursuit of this important mission, MLW is implementing two clinical research programmes focusing on preventing death and transmission of infections.

MLW is closely linked with the community and is an integral part of the University of Malawi's College of Medicine. These relationships provide a unique opportunity replicated in few centres in Africa to study major health issues spanning both community and hospital. Malawi provides a unique supportive environment, with government commitment to universal health coverage, strong engagement with research and willingness to innovate around evidence-based public health programmes. MLW surveillance and diagnostic platforms provide clinicians with early indicators of changes in the incidence of common and emerging diseases.

We study individual and community behaviour and bring this together with basic biology in order to plan appropriate interventions that improve health. Our translational pipeline, while providing an excellent academic environment, results in significant clinical trials and we transfer the findings to policy leading to improved health in Malawi and world-wide.

Most Recent Publications

The 'Drug Bag' method: lessons from anthropological studies of antibiotic use in Africa and South-East Asia. Dixon J, MacPherson E, Manyau S, Nayiga S, Khine Zaw Y, Kayendeke M, Nabirye C, Denyer Willis L, de Lima Hutchison C, Chandler CIR. Glob Health Action. 2019


The Malawi NCD BRITE Consortium: Building Research Capacity, Implementation, and Translation Expertise for Noncommunicable Diseases. van Oosterhout JJ, Hosseinipour M, Muula AS, Amberbir A, Wroe E, Berman J, Maliwichi-Nyirenda C, Mwapasa V, Crampin A, Makwero M, Singogo E, Gopal S, Baker U, Phiri S, Gordon SB, Tobe S, Chiwanda J, Masiye J, Parks J, Mitambo C, Gondwe A, Dullie L, Newsome B, Nyirenda M. Glob Heart. 2019 Jun;14


Systematic Review of Hypertension and Diabetes Burden, Risk Factors, and Interventions for Prevention and Control in Malawi: The NCD BRITE Consortium. Amberbir A, Lin SH, Berman J, Muula A, Jacoby D, Wroe E, Maliwichi-Nyirenda C, Mwapasa V, Crampin A, Makwero M, Singogo E, Phiri S, Gordon S, Tobe SW, Masiye J, Newsome B, Hosseinipour M, Nyirenda MJ, van Oosterhout JJ. Glob Heart. 2019 Jun

 

Ascertaining the burden of invasive Salmonella disease in hospitalised febrile children aged under four years in Blantyre, Malawi. Msefula CL, Olgemoeller F, Jambo N, Segula D, Van Tan T, Nyirenda TS, Nedi W, Kennedy N, Graham M, Henrion MYR, Baker S, Feasey N, Gordon M, Heyderman RS. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Jul 17

 

Metabolomics in plasma of Malawian children 7 years after surviving severe acute malnutrition: "ChroSAM" a cohort study. Bourdon C, Lelijveld N, Thompson D, Dalvi PS, Gonzales GB, Wang D, Alipour M, Wine E, Chimwezi E, Wells JC, Kerac M, Bandsma R, Nyirenda MJ. EBioMedicine. 2019 Jul;45:464-472. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.06.041. Epub 2019 Jun 27.