This comes after the founding of a new project called Action Meningitis by representatives of the international charity meningitis research foundation and the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust.
According to research 41,000 children died before reaching their 5th birthday in Malawi.
Over half of the deaths are reported to be illnesses that could have been prevented by earlier recognition and treatment.
The research further shows that there is a lack of knowledge amongst parents and some health professional about severe illnesses including meningitis in the country.
In a statement CEO of Meningitis Research Foundation Vinny Smith has revealed that since December 2012 over 262,134 children have been triaged through the use of the phones which have been placed in eight clinics in the Blantyre and Chikhwawa Districts.
The next step according to Smith is for the project to develop a scalable solution in containing the disease further.