Zomba, Malawi

Site Institution
University of Liverpool & Malawi-Liverpool-WellcomeTrust Research Unit

U.S. Institution
Yale School of Public Health

U.S. Based Mentor

Virginia Pitzer, ScD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial 
Diseases, Yale University




Local Mentor

Melita Alison Gordon, MD
Malawi Professor of Gastroenterology, University of Liverpool & Malawi-Liverpool-Welcome Trust Research Unit




Research Focus

Site and Background
The MalawiLiverpoolWellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme (MLW) has been a partnership between the College of Medicine at the University of Malawi, the University of Liverpool, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Wellcome Trust. Officially established in 1995, MLW employs more than 200 people, including around 35 scientists, of whom the majority are Malawian. The MLW Programme is now one of the region’s leading laboratory based health research institutions conducting excellent research and research training in basic sciences, experimental medicine and public health. The Programme conducts excellent internationally competitive research and ensures that novel discoveries are translated into clinical practice and policy.

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