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Dividend or disaster: New UNICEF report calls for increased investment in growing youth population
Lilongwe, 26 October 2017 – The projected expansion in Africa’s child population will necessitate an increase of 11 million skilled education and health personnel over the next decade.

UNICEF and UK Aid handover emergency water and sanitation supplies to Government of Malawi
Lilongwe, 11 October 2017 - UNICEF, with support from UK Aid, has provided water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) equipment to the Government of Malawi for use during emergencies.

Investing in poor children in Malawi provides more value for money, UNICEF report finds
LILONGWE, 12 July 2017 – A new UNICEF analysis has affirmed that investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children and communities provides more value for money, saving almost twice as many lives for every dollar spent as equivalent....

UNICEF and the Government of Malawi launch Africa’s first humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor
July 2017 - All roads led to Kasungu Aerodrome in Kasungu District on 29 June 2017 as the Government of Malawi, with support from UNICEF, officially launched a humanitarian drone testing corridor to test potential humanitarian use of drones.

UN and NGOs welcome Constitutional amendments as a major step towards ending child marriage in Malawi
Lilongwe, 20 April 2017 – The UN in Malawi and organisations under the NGO Coalition on Child Rights have welcomed the assent of President of Malawi to the Constitutional amendments raising the legal age of a child from 16 to 18 years...

UNICEF supports Malawi Government to stop spread of cholera on Mozambique border
LILONGWE, 02 April 2017 – UNICEF has provided medical and other supplies to Chikwawa and Nsanje, to support the Ministry of Health’s response to a cholera outbreak in the area that threatens to spread to other districts bordering Mozambique.

Countess of Wessex visits UNICEF project in Malawi
Lilongwe, 14 March 2017: The Countess of Wessex GCVO Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones visited the Lilongwe Police Victim Support Unit – a model Police victim support unit where UNICEF with support from UK Aid has been implementing a child protection programme.

UNICEF deploys drones for flood response in Salima and Lilongwe
LILONGWE, 16 February 2017 – UNICEF has deployed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, to support the emergency response to Malawi’s recent floods, led by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA).



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