The Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Malawi has received about K610 million (about $2.4 million) from the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) based in UK.
VSO Malawi deputy country director Baldwin Chiyamwaka said on Thursday the money will be used for the training of health workers with an aim of reducing mortality rate in the country.
He said the project will also involve exchange programmes between health workers in Malawi and their counterparts in developed countries.
The project will run for three years and will be implemented jointly with the Ministry of Health, the Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing and six Christian Health Association in Malawi (Cham) training institutions, according to Chiyamwaka.
Dr. Ann Phoya, director of Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) for the Ministry of Health in the planning department, assured VSO of government support by ensuring that space in training institutions is enough.