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Welcome to MLW

Welcome to MLWWe conduct biomedical research on high burden health problems and through high quality training, strive to strengthen the research capacity of doctors and scientists, developing the research leaders of the future. We are affiliated to the University of Malawi: College of Medicine (COM), the only medical school in Malawi.


We are located in Blantyre, Malawi on the premises of the national Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) with a number of other field sites around the country. Our aim is to conduct high quality research relevant to health in sub-Saharan Africa. The programme is embedded within a rapidly growing medical school, co-located within the largest teaching hospital in Malawi with direct access to urban and rural populations.


MLW has demonstrated outstanding leadership and excellence in Malaria, HIV/ TB, infection & immunity, and vaccine research.