Background of Phalula Health Centre
Phalula Heath Center is a CHAM facility within the diocese of Mangochi. It is in the South Eastern side of Malawi and in the southern part of Balaka District.
The facility is along the M1 road, 44KM from Balaka Boma.
It was opened in 1977 by Fr. Lossa, of Montfort Missionaries by then based in Kankao parish, in Mangochi diocese. It was opened as a clinic and it was upgraded to a Health center in 1979
Phalula Health Center serves a total population of about 22890. These are coming from 79 villages from 14 Group Village Heads. Apart from these villages the facility also attends to other clients from the neighbouring districts of Neno and Ntcheu.
Phalula Health Center offers OPD, Antenatal and Maternity, ART Clinic, Nutrition and Rehabilitation Unit, Under 5 Clinic, HIV Testing and Counselling, TB services.
These services are provided by, Medical assistants, Nurses, Health Surveillance, Home Craft-workers, HTC Counselors, Patients Attendants and Ground labourers plus Watchmen. Currently the facility does not have a Clinical Officer and Community nurse.
We look forward to upgrading the facility to a Rural Community Hospital if funds permit.