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18 January 2019

Malawi's 2018 Census preliminary results released

The preliminary results for the 2018 Population and housing census reveal an annual intercensal growth rate of 2.9% and an overall population growth of 35%. ‘This growth rate is typical of a country... Read more

14 November 2018

Female chief from Malawi uses her power to end harmful practices against girls and women

MWANZA, Salima, Malawi—Married at the tender age of 14, Traditional Authority Mwanza, one of Malawi’s female chiefs, knows only too well the opportunities that are lost when girls are married off... Read more

9 November 2018

Manufacturing condoms in Africa: an urgent health and economic priority

As development partners, governments, donors, experts and other agencies gather in Kigali, Rwanda from 12-15 November for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo,... Read more

26 October 2018

Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend - State of World Population 2018 launch in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and... Read more

17 October 2018

The Power of Choice

The power to choose the number, timing and spacing of children can bolster economic and social development, new UNFPA report shows   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 October 2018--The global trend... Read more

11 October 2018

A Skilled GirlForce is a force for change!

We believe in the power of girls to change this world for the better. Let’s give them the chance. Too many girls face roadblocks on their journey to adulthood. Child marriage and adolescent pregnancy... Read more

5 October 2018

Africa has come a long way in addressing population and development issues

ACCRA, Ghana, Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development Five-Year Review, 5 October—African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the... Read more

7 September 2018

UNFPA Malawi’s New Country Programme Approved (2019-2023)

  Lilongwe- UNFPA Malawi’s new Country Programme (CP) for 2019 to 2023 was approved by the Executive Board on 5th September. Speaking during the presentation session in New York, Dr. Jullita Onabanjo... Read more

4 September 2018

Malawi launches first-ever digital census

LILONGWE, Malawi—Malawi has begun its 2018 Population and Housing Census, using tablets rather than a paper-based questionnaire to collect data, in its first-ever digital census undertaking. This is... Read more

28 August 2018

15000 tablets handed over for 2018 Malawi Census

Zomba- UNFPA Malawi handed over 15,000 tablets worth US$2,353,207.35 to the Malawi Government to support the 2018 Population and housing census data collection.  This is the first time Malawi will... Read more