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6 June 2017

UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 June 2017—With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his... Read more

22 May 2017

“I have done more than 800 Obstetric fistula repairs in three years”– The story of Dr. Enette Chipungu

Lilongwe, Malawi - Every day she walks into the Fistula repair centre at Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe with delight and hope to restore women’s dignity through Obstetric Fistula repairing. It is the... Read more

19 May 2017

Hope, healing, and dignity for all

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2017 Over the past year, I followed the total transformation of two women’s... Read more

16 May 2017

Pad making skill spills over to out of school girls

There is a special day every week that girls at Lifidzi Primary School in Salima district meet and make their sanitary pads using locally available materials. During such sessions, they are also... Read more

13 April 2017
Beyond processes: Tools for complete success storytelling


An innovation conceptualised in 2015 during the implementation the Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) programme funded by the European Union (EU), the Malawi Country Office developed an M... Read more

24 March 2017

Malawi releases 2015-16 Demographic and Health Survey findings

The 2015-16 Demographic and Health Survey-DHS- findings were recently released in Lilongwe where among key findings; the maternal mortality ratio has decreased from 675 to 439 per 100,000 live births... Read more

13 January 2017

I have had a boyfriend; I have been pregnant; I have been married and I am now back in school: The story of Alinafe

It only takes her about 15 minutes to walk from her village, Sanyama to Katelera primary school. She is 15 years and is in standard seven.  She has one child who is twenty three months old. The child... Read more

10 November 2016

Community One stop centre brought my family back

Having dropped out from Domasi Secondary school in Zomba while in form three in 2007, Daniel Kasekwe, 32 years old, had no other option but getting married to her long-time girlfriend, Jane.  They... Read more

25 October 2016

Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Violence against Children and Women, Marta Santos Pais commends UNFPA Malawi

The Special Representative to the UN Secretary General on Violence against Children and Women, Marta Santos Pais has commended UNFPA for its efforts of promoting girls to go and remain in school,... Read more

18 October 2016

Tune-Me Mobile Site for SRH information launched

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Youth and Manpower development under the Safeguarding Young People... Read more