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2014

Keeping Girls in School: New WASH facilities for a brighter future
10 December 2014 – UNICEF and DFID joined Malawi’s Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Honourable Vincent Winstone Ghambi, in officially handing over the child-friendly, inclusive toilet blocks of Dwasulu Community Day Secondary School.

Action for adolescents at the National Youth Interface Forum in Lilongwe
4 December 2014 – The launch of the National Interface Forum on Youth and Adolescents today was a call for action to respond to the needs of adolescents in Malawi.

UNICEF: 1.1 million HIV infections in children averted since 2005
1 December 2014 – An estimated 1.1 million HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted, as new cases declined by over 50 per cent between 2005 and 2013, according to data released by UNICEF today on World AIDS Day.

World Aids Day: AIDS-free generation starts with children
1 December 2014 – On this World Aids Day, people worldwide unite in the fight against HIV. Malawi is leading in this fight, and has already achieved a sharp decline of 67 % less new HIV infections between 2009 and 2013.

Young innovators reimagine the future at TEDxLilongwe
21 November 2014 – Some of Malawi’s most inspiring speakers gathered last weekend for the second edition of TEDxLilongwe, with support from UNICEF Malawi, as part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Children speak out against abuse at Day of Prayer and Action for Child Protection
20 November 2014 – On the National Day of Prayer and Action for Child Protection, representatives from different faith groups, children’s NGOs and government came together to pledge action on violence against children.

UNICEF Malawi Representative at the 10th Anniversary of Schools for Africa
19 November 2014 –UNICEF Malawi Representative Mahimbo Mdoe joined the German National Committee for UNICEF to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Schools for Africa Initiative, which aims to support UNICEF education programmes in 13 African countries.

UNICEF Regional Director visits first Open Defecation Free area in Malawi
15 October 2014 - Today marks Global Handwashing Day. In Malawi, this day was celebrated with a visit of UNICEF’s Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Ms. Leila Pakkala.

UNICEF and the Malawi Interfaith AIDS Association Launch Child Protection Programme
4 October 2014 - UNICEF in partnership with the Malawi Interfaith AIDS Association officially launched today a child protection programme within the faith community under the theme: “Practice your faith, Protect Children”.

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.

 

 
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