Through funding from UNICEF, the Society of Medical Doctors (SMD) and MaiKhanda will be implementing a project to deliver an effective MNH QoC model that seeks to improve delivery of quality care by health facility staff and greater engagement and participation of the communities in 9 learning districts in Malawi, namely, Nkhatabay, Dedza, Mangochi, Blantyre, Thyolo, Kasungu, Mzimba South, Zomba, and Lilongwe.

The indicators for the project aim at helping Malawi in attaining the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals


The Society of Medical Doctors through a funding from Norwegian Medical Aid is sponsoring the establishment of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Malawi (CPSM). The College will have a mandate to fill a specific gap and enable Malawi to have one umbrella body that would anchor and coordinate specialist doctors’ training, examination, accreditation and CPDs, and promote the profession in general.

malawi floods

In March and April, 2019 the Society of medical Doctors supported the Malawi Government during the disastrous event by floods which preceded Cyclone Idai. The devastation was worse in the Southern region of the country.

It was estimated that over 850,000 people were directly affected, with about 90,000 people internally displaced (IDPs). About 59 deaths were registered, with 3 missing persons and over 700 people injured.


In 2019, the Society of Medical Doctors pioneered the National Ebola Response Preparedness with funding from UNICEF.