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11 June 2020
Child marriage in Malawi

Fighting teen pregnancies to keep girls in school

Early marriages affecting girls' education LILONGWE, Malawi- Four years ago, Chapita primary school in Salima was faced with a huge task of making sure that young girls stay in school. Every school... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

17 April 2020

UNFPA supports pregnant women and young people in response to rising COVID-19 infections in Malawi

MALAWI—In early April, Malawi recorded its first COVID-19 case and in response the government declared a national state of disaster. Yet for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, preparations... Read more

26 February 2020

Female chiefs vow to end child marriage in Malawi

LILONGWE, Malawi-More than 100 female chiefs, spouses of chiefs and initiators of rite of passage ceremonies from eight districts in Malawi have made a vow to fight early marriages in their areas of... Read more

28 January 2020
Mariata is now back in school after giving birth

Choosing education over early marriage

LILONGWE, Malawi- Two years ago, Ms. Hawa Jawada was living a happy life with her family at their home village in Salima district, Malawi. Her husband was a well-known painter and he had many... Read more

15 July 2019

UNFPA Malawi kick starts the road to Nairobi with media as allies

Lilongwe, MALAWI - The media in Malawi expressed their commitment to ensure the International Conference on Population and Development, ICPD agenda is kept in the public domain by writing more... Read more

12 July 2019

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice.

Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether, when and how often to become pregnant. That right was reaffirmed in 1994 in Cairo at the landmark International Conference on Population... Read more

24 May 2019

People-centered development is critical for Africa's future to ensure the Africa We Want

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference on Population and... Read more

23 May 2019

Monica, a fistula survivor and a future scientist

LILONGWE, Malawi - Like many Malawian children, Monica Kaleso was excelling well in school. Her dream to be a medical doctor was on course. In 2013, at the age of 17, she started a relationship with... Read more

13 May 2019

Allaying safe delivery anxiety among pregnant women affected by floods in Malawi through RH kits

Phalombe – MALAWI, Fasileni Kanyenga was in her eighth month of pregnancy. Each passing day, she was looking forward to a safe delivery at Chitekesa health centre in Phalombe district. Being her... Read more