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DAPP Malawi - Development Aid from People to People
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DAPP Malawi responds to TB in the Mining Sector
Humana People to People, a network of development organizations working in the areas of international solidarity, cooperation and development participated in the European Development Days (EDD) that took place in Brussels from 7th to 8th April 2017.
The event brings together the development community annually to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovate solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.
During the event, Humana People to People and its individual members shared multiple in-depth learning on health services for at-risk populations and renewable energy with the wider development community to spur and support greater collaboration and deliver better outcomes for developing and vulnerable communities.
DAPP Malawi a member of Humana People to People is implementing a program responding to Tuberculosis in 10 countries of Southern Africa. The programme known in short as TIMS [Tuberculosis (TB) In the Mining Sector] aims to increase TB case finding among the key populations (Miners, Ex – miners, their families and communities where they stay), access to information and education on TB prevention, and provide HIV Testing and Counselling, care and treatment to presumptive TB patients.
The project commenced in July 2016 with funding from Global Fund channeled through Wits Health Consortium (WHC). In Malawi, the TIMS initiative targets a population of 15,000 people who are to be screened during the 18-month project life in three districts namely Chiradzulu, Neno and Phalombe.
With approval from the Ministry of Health, the project supports people who are receiving TB/HIV treatment and conduct community engagements seeking to achieve adherence to treatment following the medical prescriptions endorsed. This is currently being through awareness and sensitization campaigns, TB screening and contact tracing of those whom the TB patients have been in contact with to see if they have been infected.
DAPP Malawi in collaboration with the Ministry of Health trained field officers who carry out door-to-door awareness campaigns on TB symptoms, prevention, testing, and treatment adherence as well as TB stigma and discrimination. The officers conduct mapping of sentinel sites where mine-workers, ex-miners and their families live, encourage workshops at workplace and mining sites, train mineworkers as peer educators who in turn promote debates and trainings in the mining sites.
There has been an increase in case detection for TB and HIV in the mining sector amongst miners, ex-miners, their families and the communities in the three target districts with a total of 10,777 people screened for signs and symptoms of TB using predefined screening questions and 649 people have been referred to health facilities for further assessment and diagnosis by end of May 2017.
Humana People to People members have been at the forefront of global efforts to tackle some of the most significant development challenges for over three decades through new partnerships and collaborations with local communities, governments and other development actors.

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We have got a new youtube channel. We herby invite you to watch movies from our work in Malawi.
DAPP Malawi started as a clothes sale business to generate funds for the first Child Aid social project in Chikankeni, Chiradzulu District in 1995 has now grown with a work force of more than 900 dedicated employees who reach out to approximately one million people across Malawi. It is with profound gratitude that we salute the Government of Malawi, partners, employees and the many volunteers who continue to support DAPP Malawi projects tirelessly, and to the millions of Malawians we have worked with over the years in the projects, who have made each day an inspiration to do more.
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DAPP wishes to thank the local and international partners have decided to join the effort of improving inclusive quality educationDAPP Malawi remains grateful for the three years of partnership with Sunbird Tourism Limited and Honourable Rhino Chiphiko MP towards the training of 15 teachers (7 and 8 teachers respectively) who graduated in November at the DAPP colleges.
DAPP also extends its profound gratitude to its partners for Team 2013 who include Atsikana Pa Ulendo, Standard Bank, Airtel Malawi, Aquaid, Ntchima Trust, Waterloo Foundation, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and others for believing in its refreshed training program which also saw the DAPP teacher training program from the initial extended from 2.5 years to 3years
Williamv Matawale, a OFID sponsored student at DAPP Amalika TTC explains:
“Early this year, my team mates and I travelled across Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe where we learnt a lot of new things during the 4 months study travel.
The most striking moment during the travel was when we where in Ntcheu district and got the rare opportunity to interact with Senior Chief Kwataine who is championing safe motherhood. I was inspired by his passion and enthusiasm, this encounter has made me to be more aware of the issues that affect girls and women which include gender based violence, child marriages and illiteracy. I am now more involved in community activities which aim at raising awareness on these issues. I feel that with the training and continuous engagement of communities in college activities, I am able to advocate for women and girls’ rights.”
OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) entered into a multi-regional partnership agreement with Humana People to People to train 164 new primary school teachers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, and Mozambique. The teachers are being trained at the 17 existing teacher-training colleges located across the four countries.
The project in Malawi is aimed at expanding inclusive and equitable quality education through the training of 65 student teachers at three of the four DAPP TTCs.
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