Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM)
The Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) is the largest non-governmental healthcare provider and the largest trainer of healthcare practitioners in Malawi. CHAM provides 37% of Malawi's healthcare services and trains up to 80% of Malawi's healthcare providers. Their facilities primarily serve rural and hard-to-reach areas, providing crucial, high-quality health services to some of Malawi's poorest and most underserved populations.
CHAM is a network of church-owned health facilities, hospitals and training colleges. Due to its strength as a network and status as a non-governmental entity, CHAM is able to provide lower-cost health services, promote diverse and specialty healthcare services, and quickly disseminate best practices and innovations.
The CHAM network is made up of over 175 health facilities and 12 training colleges located all over Malawi. CHAM works to coordinate, facilitate, provide technical support and develop health services among all members in order to provide quality health care and in all matters act for the benefit of the people of Malawi.
Thanks to the power of their extensive care and training network, CHAM is able to build upon the successes of its member units, increasing the uptake of best practices in prevention and treatment.CHAM facilities promote access to high-quality, affordable healthcare in Malawi, and are on the front-lines of Malawi's fight for health equity.
CHAM envisions a Malawi where all people are able to access high quality, affordable health services. As an organization, CHAM strives to be a leader in the provision of holistic, quality, inclusive and sustainable health services for all people in Malawi, as inspired by the healing Ministry of Jesus Christ.
CHAM is an ecumenical organization committed to provide administrative and technical support to all member units including hard to reach areas so that they provide holistic, quality, affordable and accessible gender sensitive health services that have preferential treatment for the poor.
CHAM and its member facilities are committed to providing care and training in line with our core values:
Christian identity and witness;
Unity of purpose;
Respect for human dignity and rights;
Participatory approach in management;
Accountability and transparency;
Innovation and sustainability.See more