Through partnerships with hospitals, governments, and other development partners, we catalyze country-led change to develop and sustain innovation, develop an education ecosystem, and implement evidence-based care.

In every NEST360-Malawi facility, our team has installed a bundle of NEST360 Qualified technologies that includes equipment for:

Hydration, Nutrition & Drug Delivery

  • Syringe pump 

Jaundice Management

  • Bilirubinometer 
  • Phototherapy machine (LED type) 

Respiratory Support

  • Oxygen concentrator 
  • Flow splitter 
  • BubbleCPAP machine 
  • Pulse oximeter 
  • Suction pump

Thermal Management

  • Radiant warmer 

Point-of-care Diagnostics

  • Glucometers
  • Hemoglobinometers
Biomedical engineer training in Malawi

To learn more about the NEST360 program in Malawi, contact:

Opeyemi Odedere, Country Director

Evelyn Zimba

Country Liason


P.O.Box 31664
Blantyre 3, Malawi

Pre-service and in-service education

We provide pre-service and in-service training packages that help educate clinicians and biomedical technicians to use, maintain, and repair the NEST360 bundle of technologies. 

Training for both professions is spread out over one week and covers both theory and hands-on application followed by assessment and certification. By learning together professional silos are broken down, leading to better understanding, respect, and appreciation of each other’s roles.

Participants are typically drawn from NEST implementing facilities, and medical training colleges, as well as teaching institutions, i.e. biomedical engineering department staff. 

Category of personnel

Number trained

Biomedical Engineers 




*all numbers reported above are cumulative since 2019. 


Our publicly available clinical and technical education materials are designed to be adapted and embedded in locally-developed in-service and pre-service training courses.


NEST360 has been implemented in 38 hospitals in Malawi. Malawi is the first country to reach scale and has 22 skills labs.

NEST360 skills labs are equipped with qualified technologies where doctors, nurses, clinical officers, and technical staff can learn and practice different newborn care techniques per Nigeria’s guidelines. Training includes hands-on learning and real-life application with newborn care equipment.

Map of NEST360 sites in Malawi

38 Health Facilities

  • Balaka District
  • Bwaila Maternity Hospital
  • Chikwawa District
  • Chiradzulu District
  • Chitipa District
  • Dedza Districts
  • Dowa District
  • Embangweni Mission
  • Holy Family Mission
  • Kamuzu Central Hospital
  • Karonga District
  • Kasungu District
  • Machinga District Hospital
  • Malamulo Mission
  • Mangochi District
  • Mchinji District
  • Mua Mission
  • Mulanje District
  • Mulanje Mission
  • Mwanza District
  • Mzimba South District
  • Mzuzu Central Hospital
  • Neno District
  • Nkhata Bay District
  • Nkhoma Mission
  • Nkhotakota District
  • Nsanje District
  • Ntcheu District
  • Ntchisi District
  • Phalombe District
  • Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital
  • Rumphi District
  • Salima District
  • St. Luke’s Family
  • St. Peters Mission
  • Thyolo District
  • Trinity Mission
  • Zomba Centra

    20 Clinical Skills Labs

    • Catholic University
    • College of Medicine – Blantyre
    • College of Medicine – Mangochi
    • Daeyung University
    • Ekwendeni College
    • Holy Family
    • Kamuzu College of Nursing – Blantyre
    • Kamuzu College of Nursing -Lilongwe
    • Malamulo College
    • Malawi College of Health Sciences – Blantyre
    • Malawi College of Health Sciences – Lilongwe
    • Malawi College of Health Sciences – Zomba
    • Mulanje Mission
    • Mzuzu University
    • Nkhoma College
    • St. Joseph’s College
    • St. John’s Institute
    • St. John of God College
    • St. Luke’s College
    • Trinity College

    2 Technical Skills Labs

    • Malawi University of Science & Technology MUST
    • Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences MUBAS


    We work closely with the Federal Ministry of Health, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Malawi University of Business & Applied Sciences, Malawi University of Science & Technology, Hatch Technologies, and Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies.

    Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health
    Full color logo for NEST360
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    Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health
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