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Reduction of neonatal mortality
16 September 2014 - Despite Malawi’s strong progress in child survival, the reduction of neonatal mortality hasn’t followed at the same pace: under 5 mortality has been reduced by 70% over 22 years, compared to a 50% reduction for neonatal mortality.

Reduction of child mortality
16 September 2014 - Globally, major progress has been made in improving child survival. The under-five mortality rate has declined by almost half since 1990. However, this progress is insufficient to meet MDG 4.

UNICEF announces partnership for girls with Airtel Malawi and Netball Association of Malawi
10 September 2014 - UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Agency, today announced two new partnerships – with Airtel and NAM (Netball Association of Malawi) to protect and promote the rights of adolescent girls in Malawi.

New Malawi and global data expose acute prevalence of violence against children: UNICEF
4 September 2014 – The largest-ever compilation of data on violence against children shows the staggering extent of physical, sexual and emotional abuse -- and reveals the attitudes that perpetuate and justify violence, keeping it ‘hidden in plain sight’.

African Leaders Forum on Disability: “Disability is not inability”
February 2014 - Despite the looming grey sky overhead, the crowds gathered excitedly for a football match in Civo stadium, Lilongwe’s main stadium on a Sunday afternoon in February.

1 in 3 children under-five do not officially exist – UNICEF
11 December 2013- On UNICEF’s 67th birthday today, the organization released a new report showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered; approximately 1 in 3 of all children under-five around the world.

Malawi makes strides in reducing infant HIV infections, but alarming trends seen among adolescents
29 November 2013 - A new report released by UNICEF shows that new infections among infants in Malawi declined by 52 percent between 2009 and 2012. The report attributes this progress to the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV initiative.

EU and UNICEF Malawi to achieve Millennium Development Goals in Malawi
9 October 2013 - In an official ceremony, the European Union and UNICEF Malawi joined forces as they signed the contribution agreement for the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme.

Malawi youth champion plays starring role in Queens Baton Relay ceremony
9 October 2013 - Visitors and students of the Bangwe Youth Centre in Blantyre can’t wish for a warmer welcome than the one the coordinator of the centre gives them. Monica Makeya Dzonzi beams with motivation and passion when you enter the centre.

Prevention as first step in ending violence against children
2 October 2013 - On this International Day of Non-Violence, UNICEF Malawi and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare have announced the joint undertaking of a ground-breaking study on violence against children.

What you can do to end violence
October 2013 - Don’t turn a blind eye to violence. Learn about the damaging effects of violence on children and young people, and talk to your friends and relatives about it.

Malawi records tremendous gains in reducing under five deaths
13 September 2013 - A new UNICEF report shows that Malawi is one of the few low income countries that has made significant strides in reducing under-five death rates by two-thirds or more since 1990.



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