The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) is an umbrella faith based organization for 130 members composed of 76 Evangelical Church Denominations, 54 Christian Organizations, and individuals joined together in the common task of holistically improving spiritual and social well-being of all people in the country. EAM is Non-profit Faith Based Organization established in Malawi in 1962 by missionaries with a primary objective of mobilizing evangelicals against the spread of liberalism, which was a major threat at that time. The Association was registered under Trustees Act (1969); EAM is a member of Council for Non-Governmental Organizations in Malawi (CONGOMA) and is affiliated to the Africa Evangelical Alliance (AEA), the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and Public Affairs Committee (PAC). The operations of EAM have since focused on major social issues, such as health, good governance, food security and livelihood, disaster risk reduction, climate change, gender and human rights. The goal is establishing self-resilient and empowered communities proficiently controlling their own development process and achieving sustainable holistic change.
EAM is inspired by a vision of unified evangelical churches and organizations transforming communities and changing lives in Malawi. Its mission is to enhance the capacities of unified evangelical churches and organizations through mobilization and empowerment of their congregations/constituents for effective and efficient integral missions in Malawi
In 1999, EAM established an organizational Health Commission wing designed to solely focus on Health issues. It began with a program of breaking the silence of churches and church organizations to the AIDS epidemic. Since then, the department has run and initiated projects focussing on six health priority areas which are Sexual and Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Care, HIV infection and AIDS, Hygiene and Sanitation, Nutrition and Malaria being implemented through the EAM member churches.
For more information about EAM go to EAM website