Lighthouse is a registered public trust that exists to contribute to Malawi’s national response to HIV as a model in providing a continuum of high quality care and building capacity in the health sector.
Lighthouse Trust, a World Health Organization (WHO) recognized Centre of Excellence, works in close coordination with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to operate two large integrated HIV testing, treatment and care clinics in Lilongwe, Malawi: one on the campus of Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) and another at Bwaila Hospital under the Lilongwe District Health Office.
The main purpose of the Lighthouse Trust is to provide improved quality treatment, care and support services for PLHIV in Malawi. The expected outputs of the program are as follows:
- Service delivery to scale: via expanded, high quality HIV and AIDS treatment care and support services provided through Lighthouse
- Service delivery as a model intervention: by having innovative approaches for HIV treatment, care and support developed, piloted, evaluated and disseminated in Malawi, and
- Capacity building: to have strengthened capacity for HIV and AIDS treatment, care and support in Malawi
HIV Testing Services (HTS)Lighthouse HIV testing services are extended to three other districts in the Central region. These are Ntcheu, Dedza and Mchinji.
Monitoring & EvaluationBetween 1997 and 2005, the volunteers relied on the Lighthouse Trust for support on almost everything. With support from CDC.
Ndife Amodzi“Ndife Amodzi” means “we are all one” in Chichewa, the local language in Malawi, and highlights the central concept of the program.
Tiwale Adolecent ProgramBetween 1997 and 2005, the volunteers relied on Lighthouse for support on almost everything. With support from CDC.
Back to CareA patient tracing intervention designed to improve long-term retention in ART care by reducing lost to follow-up (LTFU).