Partners in Hope (PIH) is a Malawian non-profit organization focused on strengthening the country’s healthcare infrastructure through the development of a high-quality Medical Center, and providing assistance and training to 5 mission hospitals and over 40 health centers throughout Malawi.  With a special focus on HIV/AIDS, PIH is improving physical infrastructures, laboratory capacity, referral mechanisms and the clinical skills of health workers. Founded in 2001, PIH has become one of the most dynamic healthcare organizations in the country, offering a ‘holistic approach’ to HIV/AIDS. The Partners in Hope Medical Center is staffed by international  and national clinical personnel, and is equipped with two clinics, a counseling center, laboratory, pharmacy, x-ray/ultrasound and an inpatient facility. A variety of services are readily available on site, including:
  • General healthcare for adults and children
  • HIV/AIDS treatment with anti-retrovirals (ARVs)
  • HIV testing and counseling
  • Nutrition counseling and demonstration garden
  • Women’s health services
  • Community-based support groups and home care
Take a few minutes to learn about HIV/AIDS in Malawi and how vital the mission at PIH is. Find out the history of PIH — how it started and how it has grown.


Partners in Hope exists to strengthen the capacity of Malawi’s healthcare system to deliver quality, equitable and sustainable services.


Established in 1891, the British protectorate of Nyasaland became the independent nation of Malawi in 1964.


Early AIDS Epidemic
Malawi's first AIDS case was reported in 1985. In response, the government implemented a short-term AIDS strategy (including blood screening and HIV education programs)


Partners in Hope (PIH) began in
2001 as an outgrowth of an HIV project initiated by Dr. Perry Jansen and a group of individuals committed to providing excellent and compassionate care to the many people infected and effected by HIV in Malawi.


Partners in Hope aims to have a holistic approach to HIV/AIDS in the Malawian context. HIV Prevention has been a core value from our inception, but the need to care for the many people who are already infected has driven us to do all that we can to make a difference. Recognizing that our impact is limited if we only focus on our facility and our city, PIH partnered with UCLA to expand our impact by building the capacity of existing organizations throughout Malawi. Using PIH and our many partner hospitals and clinics, we now have a valuable network which can conduct practical, grassroots research to help us all do our work better.