Partnership for Social Accountability Alliance

Strengthening Social Accountability and Oversight in Health and Agriculture in Southern Africa

PSA Alliance Malawi news coverage roundup

Over the last few months, the PSA Alliance has been receiving lots of press coverage in Malawi, and generating lots of stories about issues of social accountability. In part, this is a result of our successful efforts to train investigative journalists on social accountability matters.

Follow the links below to read some highlights. Many thanks to the team in Malawi and the journalists who have been working so hard to shine a light on the issue of social accountability.


1 September 2022 – Mchinji communities acquire journalism skills

4 September 2022 – Unleashing development through community journalism

18 November 2022 – Empowering citizen journalists

20 November 2022 – Go ye and write health, agriculture stories

6 February 2023 – Taking Covid-19 vaccination to all 

9 February 2023 – Group in environmental conservation

12 February 2023 (three stories) – Health centre up in arms against cholera, Mkanda Health Centre curbs drug pilfering with three lock system, Communities urge government to open girls´ hostel built 13 years ago

19 February 2023 (three stories) – Mchinji communities caution health workers, Patients denied treatment at Mbenje Health Centre, Government urged to build youth friendly health service centre

19 February 2023 – Leaders weigh in on 666, Covid-19 vaccine

26 February 2023 (three stories) – Mchinji households applaud government, Ombudsman suggestion boxes disappear from health centre, Government urged to upgrade Phokera health centre

3 March 2023 (three stories) – Early childhood development centres close amid biting hunger, Nsanje patients insult health workers, Health Centre workers´ attitude condemned

12 March 2023 – Hospital ombudsman on spotlight

19 March 2023 (three stories) – Mchinji District Hospital chair raises concern over drug security, Farmers cry foul over AIP fertilizer, Health centre apportions land for a youth centre

2 April 2023– Mchinji villagers claim chief ´snatched´ their AIP fertilizer

9 April 2023 (three stories) – Nsanje ambulance wears new tyres, Nsanje weighs in on mobile clinics, Nsanje DHO opens two health facilities

9 April 2023 – 20 year old forced to offer sex to buy AIP fertilizer

16 April 2023 (two stories) – Village head, 3 others, fined a goat, six chickens, MHRC to probe Mchinji abuses

16 April 2023 – Suspected health workers ransack rural hospital

16 April 2023 – Police probe case of exchanging sex with AIP fertilizer in Mchinji

30 April 2023– Mchinji District Hospital workers resume work

7 May 2023 (two stories) Self-injection empowers Nsanje girls, women, Mchinji communities blame hospital for closing early

14 May 2023 (two stories) – ART provision in evacuation camps excites youths, Ticoso and Mhen recount PSA project milestones