The purpose of the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project in Malawi is to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness. This project consists of three components. Component one will provide immediate support to Malawi to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through surveillance and containment strategies. There are two subcomponents: (i) Case Detection, Confirmation, Contact Tracing, Recording, Reporting, and; (ii) Health System Strengthening. Component two will support strengthening the capacity of the public health system for preparedness and response to COVID-19 pandemic and to future pandemics and other threats to health security. Component three will lead coordination of Project activities, as well as fiduciary tasks of procurement and financial management (FM), Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and environmental and social safeguards.