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BRIEF BACKGROUND OF MALAMULO COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Malamulo College of Health Sciences (MCHS), is a constituent College of Malawi Adventist University (MAU) since 2007, but was until 2001, under Malamulo Hospital, and from 2001 the College became independent under its own management and Board.

Malamulo College of Health Sciences is a Seventh day Adventist Health Institution Established in 1908. It is a member of the worldwide family of Adventist Educational Institutions. It is situated in Thyolo District, 22 Kilometers from Thyolo Boma, the southern region of Malawi, approximately seventy kilometers from Blantyre off Makwasa road. The institution started as a mission station in 1902 and a small dispensary in 1908 with the objective of preaching the word of God through ministry of healing. Malamulo College of health Sciences has been an educational component of Malamulo Hospital, which was introduced in 1938. The hospital started training Medical Assistants (MA) in 1938, Enrolled Nurse and Midwives (ENM) in 1953 and Laboratory Assistant (LA) 1968, and Laboratory Technician (LT) 1978 and Clinical Officers in 1998

Currently the college is offering Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery Technician, Diploma and Degree in Biomedical Sciences in Clinical Laboratory Technology and Clinical Medicine. Certificate and Diploma in Clinical Medicine and finally Degree in Public Health.

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