Maryland-Malawi Partnership Fund

Support the research collaborations of the Division of Malaria Research

Maryland-Malawi Partnership A Project of Institute for Global Health

The Maryland-Malawi Partnership Fund supports public health facilities in Malawi and the provision of basic, dignified health care to the populations they serve. Dr. Miriam K. Laufer and other faculty and students in the Division of Malaria Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have developed relationships through the years with regional schools and health clinics that have benefitted from their work.

Dr. Laufer and her research partners have previously funded the repair of the roof of the maternity ward at the Mfera Health Center in Malawi, shielding women in labor from outside weather. The group has also funded the installation of a solar-powered water pump so there is running water at the clinic, another basic human need for these patients and their health care.

Future projects Dr. Laufer and her team are planning include the support of:

  • health peer-educators in local schools, a program started with support from the Gates Foundation and has proved to be a huge success. The featured video on this page includes these peer-educators entering their local "stage" at the town market singing "We will defeat malaria - Yes!"
  • a reforestation project led by the village committee in a rural village that has suffered from recent floods.

How can you help?

Gifts made to the Maryland-Malawi Partnership Fund support the relationships developed by Dr. Laufer and her research team with communities in Malawi, providing health care services and other resources to women, children, and others in need. Your donations are used not only for research efforts, but for international bonds that strengthen both the University of Maryland School of Medicine and our Malawian partners.

If you are making this gift in honor of Dr. Laufer's wedding to Mr. Patrick Daniels, thank you for your support! Your generosity does so much.

We are also accepting donations in honor of Karen Ball's retirement. Karen has spent years working on projects in Malawi and has visited many times. She has trained a whole generation of researchers there! Thank you, Karen, for your generosity now and over the years.

Supported by 32 Donations:

  • Jake & Darya L.
  • Heidi F.
    Congratulations Karen on your retirement!
  • Karen and Graham B.
    To my friends at Ndirande Blantyre Malaria Project. I love you all and will miss coming to audit. Until we meet again. Karen and Graham Ball
  • James F.
    I Gave $50
    Happy Retirement Karen! It was a pleasure to work with you at CVD.
  • Becky  B.
    I Gave $50
    We will miss you Karen! Enjoy your time of leisure.
  • Aly K.
    I Gave $100
    Karen, I will miss you so much! The office won't be the same without you! I wish you every happiness in this new, super fun chapter of your life!
  • Silhouette
    In honor of Miriam Laufer and Patrick Daniels' wedding
  • Lorraine B.
    Congratulations Miriam and Patrick on your marriage. Wishing you much happiness always.
  • Terry & Shmee P.
    Mazel Tov Miriam & Patrick! Best wishes for a long happy life together. We so sorry we aren't able to celebrate with you. Love Terry & Shmee
  • Raphael S.
    I Gave $100
    Congratulations on your wedding, Miriam and Patrick!!!
    Mazel-Tov Miriam & Patrick! Best wishes for a happy & healthy life together. Uncle Nate
  • AVRAM S.
    Mazel-Tov Miriam & Patrick! Wishing you much love & happiness. We are honored to make a contribution to this worthy project. Avi & Marsha Sussman
  • Rachel B.
    Congratulations Miriam and Patrick!
  • Barry S.
    Miriam & Patrick Wishing you Mazel Tov on you marriage. May you have a long and happy life together. Lori & Barry Sussman
  • ELAINE  L.
    I Gave $180
    In honour of Miriam and Patrick's marriage, we are pleased to support another wonderful partnership! Love, Elaine and Robert Lambert
  • Kath B.
    I Gave $100
    Huge Thank-You to Miriam Laufer for advising Sarah Bourdova's thesis research!
  • Richard M.
    I Gave $100
  • Lauren C.
    Congratulations to all 5!!
  • Alan R.
    I Gave $50
    Happy to support this fantastic project! And congratulations to Miriam and Patrick! Alan and Pilar
  • Darya and Jake L.
    I Gave $125
    Mazel Tov, Miriam and Patrick! Much Love, Jake, Darya and Rosalie
  • Jeremy B.
    Congratulations Miriam and Patrick!
  • Jamie M.
    I Gave $25
  • Ana Raquel D.
    I Gave $125
  • Silhouette
    I Gave $100
    Congratulations to Miriam and Patrick! From Erik, Ingrid, Naomi and Matt
  • Amy and Burke S.
    I Gave $50
    It's a pleasure to make this contribution in honor of the happy couple!
  • Cristiana C.
    Ad maiora! I wish you guys all the best
  • Gita S.
    I Gave $100
    with all our love to Patrick and Dr. (Miriam) Shu and our best wishes for great work to come by the MD-Malawi Partnership. Gita, Soma, Azadi, Aman
  • Rosemary K.
    Congratulations Miriam and Patrick
  • Heidi F.
    Congratulations to you and Patrick!
  • Jennifer F.
    I Gave $100
    We thank the Maryland-Malawi collaboration for all of the great work you do to reduce the enormous burden of disease due to malaria. Jake and Jen