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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).

The Government of Malawi and UNICEF announce first humanitarian drone testing corridor in Africa
LILONGWE, Malawi/NEW YORK, 15 December 2016 – The Government of Malawi and UNICEF have announced the establishment of an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) - also known as drones.

Roche and Swiss National Committee for UNICEF Executive Director visit Malawi’s Living Schools Project
Lilongwe, October 2016: The Executive Director for Swiss National Committee for UNICEF, Elsbeth Muller and one of the Swiss National Committees’ major donors Roche Foundation were in Malawi visiting the innovative concept of Living Schools.

Malawi’s children multi-dimensionally deprived – need for proper targeting to achieve equity
Lilongwe, 17 August 2016 – 63% of Malawi’s children are deprived of basic needs such as education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation, shelter and information, according to the Malawi Child Poverty Report released today by UNICEF.

Malawi tests first UAV flights for HIV Early Infant Diagnosis
Lilongwe, Malawi, 14 March 2016 - The Government of Malawi and UNICEF have started testing the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or Drones) to explore cost effective ways of reducing waiting times for HIV testing of infants.

 

 
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