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Project Malawi

21 January, 2015 - 27 February, 2015

Curated by Fondazione Cariplo,

– Cristina Toscano from Fondazione Cariplo and Elena Flor from IntesaSanpaolo Bank, who supported Project Malawi, will take part in the EFC’s Policy Par Là ‘Is development fit for purpose?’ on 10 February 2015 and will make a short presentation of the project.

– The exhibition’s photographer Luigi Baldelli will also be present during the day.


The exhibition comprises a set of astounding, dramatic and thought-provoking photographs and accompanying stories which represent an aquarelle of the daily lives – and hopes – of mothers and children in this beautiful country despite the spectre of HIV/AIDS.

Project Malawi is a multi-year programme started in 2005, upon the initiative of Fondazione Cariplo and the Intesa SanPaolo bank, to fight the spread of HIV in Malawi – one of the poorest countries in the world and at the same time one of the most affected by the disease.

The core of the project is prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child (PMTCT) during birth, by giving mothers cures according to the DREAM (Drug Resources Enhancement against AIDS and Malnutrition) protocol, developed over the years by the Community of Sant’Egidio. At the end of the project, in 2014, this protocol was adopted by the Government of Malawi as standard health protocol for the treatment of HIV.

In addition to health intervention, Project Malawi also works to limit the impact of the disease on the population and to support the country’s economic recovery through the integrated intervention of NGO partners operating in Malawi with the cooperation of local government, in their respective areas of expertise: health, nutrition, orphan care, prevention and local development.


• Over 500,000 medical visits
• 16,400 patients in care and over 21,000 patients treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)
• About 15,000 pregnant women examined and tested (6,000 of them HIV-positive)
• 6,500 babies born healthy to HIV-positive mothers
• 70 centres helping orphans and other vulnerable children
• 4,600 children regularly participating in the activities held at the centres
• More than 1,000 entrepreneurs trained and supported


• Malawi Girl Guides Association (MAGGA) and Scout Association of Malawi (SAM)
• CISP (Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli – The International Committee for the Development of People)
• Save the Children
• The Community of Sant’Egidio

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