Launch of the NIHR Global Health Research Group in Malawi – November 2022

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November 19, 2022

We are thrilled to announce the successful launch of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Improving Adolescent Health and Wellbeing in Malawi. The launch event, held in November 2022, marked a significant milestone in our mission to enhance the lives of adolescents in the country.

The successful launch of the NIHR Global Health Research Group in Malawi has ignited a spirit of collaboration, determination, and hope. As we embark on this transformative journey, we are invigorated by the collective commitment to making a lasting difference in the lives of adolescents.

The project’s inception was celebrated through a series of engaging and collaborative week-long meetings, where we had the honour of engaging with key stakeholders, beneficiaries, and partners. The interactive sessions allowed us to gain valuable insights, foster meaningful partnerships, and identify crucial areas where our research and interventions can have a profound impact.

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As part of the launch activities, we organized field trips to our project sites in both urban Blantyre and rural Mchinji. These visits provided firsthand exposure to the contexts and challenges faced by adolescents in different settings. By immersing ourselves in the communities, we gained a deeper understanding of their needs and aspirations, which will be pivotal in shaping our research strategies.

A moment of pride during the launch was the participation of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) via Zoom on 18th November. We extend our gratitude to the NIHR for their continuous support and belief in our vision. Their presence at the launch reaffirmed our commitment to conducting high-impact research that will bring positive change to adolescent health and wellbeing.

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One of the most significant highlights of the event was the empowering representation of adolescents themselves. We were deeply moved by a heartfelt speech delivered by one of the youths who attended the launch. Their words reminded us of the importance of focusing our research efforts on the needs and perspectives of those we aim to serve.

We extend our sincere gratitude to all who participated in the launch and contributed to its success. Together, we are on a path to improving adolescent health and wellbeing in Malawi, and we invite you to join us as we continue to work towards a brighter future for the young generation.

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