On 15th May 2020, CHAM signed a partnership agreement with FHI 360 to implement a five year Expanding Malawi HIV and AIDS Prevention with Local Organizations working for an Effective Epidemic Response (EMPOWER) Project.
CHAM together with FHI 360 and Pakachere Institute of Health and Development Communication received a grant amounting to USD 1.2 Million. FHI 360 is leading the consortium with funding from PEPFAR through USAID.
Signing a contract on behalf of CHAM, the Head of Finance and Administration Innocencia Chirombo highlighted the importance of winning such a competitive notice of funding opportunity. She said, “CHAM is privileged to be part of the consortium that will implement the EMPOWER project here in Malawi. This will build the capacity of CHAM as a local nonprofit organization in terms of managing big grants”.
The main role of CHAM in this project is to provide facility based health care services to adolescents, girls and young women (AGYWs). Some of the services being provided under the project are: comprehensive Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) services in DREAMS Clubs through strengthening linkages and referrals at a facility level as well as family planning services. The project is being implemented in Machinga and Zomba districts.