IVI and Malawi
Cholera Surveillance in Malawi (CSIMA) Program
From 2015 to 2020, IVI’s CSIMA Program helped Malawi develop a national cholera control plan and vaccinate a large portion of the population against cholera. Operating from 40 health centers across two districts, CSIMA conducted disease surveillance, household healthcare utilization surveys, cost of illness studies, WASH activities, and herd immunity studies. CSIMA was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.
Emergency Cholera Vaccination
In 2015, following massive flooding in the Nsanji district, IVI in collaboration with the Malawi Ministry of Health, the WHO, UNICEF, and John Snow International (JSI) initiated an emergency vaccination campaign that provided 135,000 people in Nsanje District with the oral cholera vaccine (OCV). 67% of the target population received the recommended two doses. This effort was funded by a donation from Kia Motors.