UNC-Project Malawi

The University of North Carolina Project-Malawi (UNC Project) is a collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Malawi Ministry of Health. It is based on the campus of Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.

The mission of UNC Project-Malawi is to identify innovative, culturally acceptable, and affordable methods to improve the health of the people of Malawi, through research, capacity building, and care.


  • Tidziwe Post Newsletter – April – June 2019

    Check out the Tidziwe Post newsletter and get caught up on all the clinical care, research and education news from UNC Project-Malawi.

  • Malawi Site Publications Milestone

    UNC Project-Malawi investigators published 124 articles in scientific journals in 2018 – a record for the IGHID’s international sites. Twenty-six of the papers’ first authors are Malawian researchers. Learn more about their contributions to science and find a full list of publications.

  • Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, with Vanessa Nsosa, Malawian Surgical Initiative Resident

    New Partnership will expand Malawian Surgical Initiative

    The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh will fund the training of an additional surgeon each year as part of the in-country initiative led by UNC’s Anthony Charles, MD, MPH.

  • Tamiwe Tomoka, MBBS, is the first female pathologist in Malawi.

    Meet Malawi’s First Female Pathologist

    Tamiwe Tomoka, MBBS, is Malawi’s first female pathologist. She discusses what attracted her to this field, the many hats she wears at UNC Project-Malawi and how she handles being a role model.