National Community Health Strategy

This National Community Health Strategy (NCHS) outlines how community health will help Malawi to achieve its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG); in particular, SDG 3 on universal health coverage. Therefore, building a strong community health system is core to Malawi’s development agenda. The NCHS ties into the Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP II), which underscores primary health care and community participation as core principles. The vision of the NCHS is to improve the livelihoods of all people in Malawi. The mission is to ensure quality, integrated community health services are affordable, culturally acceptable,scientifically appropriate, and accessible to every household through community participation – in order to promote health and contribute to the socio-economic status of all people in Malawi.