UNICEF and MSNBC join to raise funds for schoolchildren in Malawi
NEW YORK (December 16, 2010) – The U.S. Fund for UNICEF and MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" announce a new fundraising campaign to provide more than 46,000 school desks to 172 schools in Malawi – a country where the quality of education is very poor. The groundbreaking project – called "K.I.N.D.: Kids in Need of Desks" – aims to help Malawian children, parents, and local communities build and sustain an accessible educational system that promotes completion and achievement.
UPDATE: Lawrence O'Donnell's 'The Last Word' on K.I.N.D. [Video], K.I.N.D. delivers desks to school and [watch photo essay]
UNICEF partners with frog design for major Health initiative [PDF]
SAN FRANCISCO, California November 10, 2010 – frog design today announced a collaboration with UNICEF as the organization’s lead design and innovation partner on Project Mwana, a major mHealth initiative to improve maternal and infant health and welfare in peri-urban Malawi and rural Zambia.
UNICEF Executive Director spotlights Malawi's social cash-transfer programme
MCHINJI, Malawi, 28 October 2010 – UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake recently concluded a two-day visit to Malawi, where he highlighted a cash-transfer programme as an innovative way to help the poorest households – while simultaneously increasing school attendance – in order to end the cycle of poverty for future generations.
Early childhood education centres make strides in Malawi
CHITETA, Malawi, 4 October 2010 – Every weekday morning, Leviticus, 5, wakes his mother early. He is eager to get to the community-based childcare centre, a red brick building in eastern Malawi’s Chiteta village and a 2 km walk from Leviticus’ home.
In Malawi, young people play role in achieving Millennium Development Goal on HIV/AIDS
NEW YORK, USA, 22 September 2010 – Combating HIV/AIDS and other diseases is the sixth United Nations Millennium Development Goal, and promoting gender equality and girls’ empowerment is the third MDG target.
Cash transfer programme helps the poorest families in Malawi survive
MCHINJE DISTRICT, Malawi, 7 September 2010 - For two years, Rozina Chimbalani has struggled to feed, clothe and school the four grandchildren left in her care after her daughter died. Across Malawi, this has been a painfully common story, as for more than two decades HIV has shattered families and left more than a million children orphaned.
Rapid short message service speeds health data collection and feedback in Malawi
LILONGWE, Malawi, 05 January 2010 - The short message service (SMS) is proving to be a great ally in Malawi’s battle to contain malnutrition and improve the lives of the country’s children.
Men key to reduction of maternal deaths, says Malawi’s First Lady
Lilongwe, 29 November, 2010 - Malawi’s First Lady, Mrs. Callista Mutharika, says men have a critical role to play in the reduction of maternal deaths in the country. Mrs. Mutharika was speaking on 26th November when she addressed a townhall meeting...
Irish Government commits €4 million to the Sugar Fortification Programme in Malawi
Lilongwe, 1 November 2010: The Government of Ireland, through Irish Aid, has announced a commitment of € 4 million ( Mkw 840 million) in support of the elimination of micronutrient malnutrition through the fortification of sugar with Vitamin A.
Irish Government Donates K170 million to the Social Cash Transfer Programme in Malawi
Lilongwe, 6th October 2010: The Government of Ireland, through Irish Aid, has donated K170 million (€850,000) to the government to support the Social Cash Transfer programme in Malawi.
UNICEF welcomes the enactment of the Child Care, Protection and Justice Bill
LILONGWE, 5 July 2010 – Parliament last week passed a landmark bill that will transform the way that children are protected in Malawi. The Child Care, Protection and Justice Act is a comprehensive law that brings together all child care and protection ...
The state of water, sanitation and hygiene in Malawian primary schools
Lilongwe, 18th March 2010: The Minister of Education, Science and Technology Honourable Dr. George Chaponda (MP) will on Thursday, 18th March 2010 launch a report on the status of water, sanitation and hygiene in primary schools in Malawi.