Phase 1: Infant Care


From newborn to 2 years old, babies receive complete care in our Blantyre and Mangochi Homes. Babies arrive at Open Arms through the hospitals and the Social Welfare Department and are often in desperate need of help. Once at Open Arms they will receive the medical care, shelter and nourishment, that their extended family may not have been able to give. For some, however, their HIV+ status leaves them with little chance of survival and these children come to us for palliative care.

However in most cases the dedicated care given by our care givers means that the children grow up healthy and strong, and can be returned to their home communities or into Harrogate House.

When Chisomo arrived he weighed just 1.5 kg

2 years later Chisomo was ready to go home with his Dad