Lilongwe, Malawi


Both UNC project Malawi and the Kamazu College of Nursing campus SON collaborates with is in Lilongwe, the capitol in Malawi. The UNC-Malawi project has its own residential area/residence where visitors. stay.

What Students Do

Students can work on existing projects at UNC Project-Malawi focused in women’s health, pediatrics, cancer, communicable and non-communicable disease. Students can visit the clinic, hospital, and community. An individualized student plan co-created with UNC SON faculty, Kamuzu College of Nursing, and UNC Project-Malawi will be developed. The UNC School of Nursing has a strong collaboration with Chifundo Zimba, PhD, RNM and Agatha Bula, PhD, MPH, RNM who are nurse scientists at UNC Project-Malawi.


We encourage students to enroll in the UNC Chichewa Language and Malawi Culture Workshop taught by Dr. Chifundo Zimba. This four-part web-based workshop covers health and cultural training including cultural awareness, as well as brief presentations on the history, geography, politics, and economy of Malawi. Attendance at all sessions is strongly recommended. To register and/or ask questions email Mamie Harris at If time allows visit Lake Malawi (occupies 1/3 of the country) which is about 2 hours drive from Lilongwe and a safari- Liwondo National park is about 3 ½ hours away. One may wish to try Nsima, Malawi’s staple food with Chambo fish that is exclusively found in Lake Malawi.


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