Sustaining a Hospital in Malawi

The SHOPS project works with the second-largest health care provider in Malawi—the Christian Health The SHOPS project works with the second-largest health care provider in Malawi—the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM)—to assess the sustainability of its member facilities and provide technical assistance to address institutional needs.

In 2012, SHOPS identified Likuni Mission Hospital, a member facility of CHAM, as a prime candidate to participate in the project’s ProCapacity Index assessment. ProCap assesses an institution’s sustainability in governance, finance, and patient services. According to the assessment, the hospital was in a precarious position. In fact, due to funding issues, it faced closure.

From the ProCap assessment, SHOPS identified three areas for improvement: strengthening operational efficiencies, developing a new strategic plan, and identifying additional sources of income. To achieve these goals, the Likuni hospital management team began attending SHOPS training sessions in operational efficiency, strategic planning and governance, and proposal writing and grants management.

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