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The Government of Malawi and UNICEF announce first humanitarian drone testing corridor in Africa
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
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
17 August , 2016 – Sixty-three per cent of Malawi’s children are deprived of basic needs such as education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation, shelter and information and the most vulnerable represent one third of all children,.

Malawi tests first UAV flights for HIV Early Infant Diagnosis
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.

Official handover of water supply facility at Namaela in Blantyre by the EU Head of Delegation to Malawi, Marchel Gerrmann
29 October 2015 - UNICEF with funding from EU partnered with Water Missions International to provide safe water supply to fifteen communities in the following districts Blantyre, Lilongwe, Dowa Kasungu and Karonga.

Raise a hand for hygiene – Global Handwashing Day commemoration
16 October 2015- Government officials, traditional leaders and development partners joined pupils from different schools gathered at Malambo Primary School in Dowa District today to celebrate Global Handwashing Day.

Lack of access to hygiene could endanger new Development Agenda – UNICEF
15 October 2015 – Handwashing with soap is dangerously low in many countries, UNICEF reports, despite its proven benefits to child health.

Malawi celebrates International Day of the Girl
13 October 2015 - The weekend of 10 and 11 October was a weekend dedicated to girls. International Day of the Girl Child was celebrated with commemorations in Salima and Dedza, two districts under the UN Joint Programme on Girls Education.

Roping in a fresh voice in fight for girl child rights
September 2015 - The government of Malawi has made some important strides in its efforts to bring gender equity by the passing of important legislature such as the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Act,.

Social Cash Transfer Programme: To graduate or to be exited?
September 2015 - 61.6 per cent of people in Malawi are living below the international poverty line of US $ 1.25 per day. The widespread poverty in the country is a major cause of vulnerability for children and women in Malawi.

Chief Kachindamoto annulled 330 teenage marriages
August 2015 - Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriages in the world as it is ranked eighth out of the 20 countries that are considered to have the highest rates of child marriages (UNFPA 2012)..

Additional MK 500 million for Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Malawi
19 August 2015 - With an opening budget of MK 19.9 million for financial year 2015/16, the ECD sector in Malawi has managed to raise government allocation for the sector to MK 519.9 million – a 25 fold increase.

OP-ED: 30th July - World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
30 July 2015 - After being abducted, two young South Africans, one a 20 year old woman and the other a 14 year old boy, were smuggled across borders and trafficked to Malawi. They were starved and abused both physically and emotionally.

Malawi’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR): Recommendations for children
May 2015 - Malawi’s performance on human rights has been reviewed under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which is a peer review mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council, examining the human rights performance of all 193 UN Member States.

Photo release: UNICEF launches national advocacy campaign with Airtel Malawi and Netball Association of Malawi
1 April 2015 - UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Agency, today announced the roll out of a national advocacy campaign with Airtel and NAM (Netball Association of Malawi) to protect and promote the rights of adolescent girls in Malawi.

News note: Cholera outbreak in Malawi raises concerns of a large-scale spread: UNICEF
26 February 2015 – UNICEF Malawi is on high alert following a cholera outbreak in the southern border areas, where the still highly populated camps for those displaced by the floods are located.

Newsnote: UNICEF emergency supplies distributed to flood affected communities
26 January 2015 - After the arrival of 100 tons of emergency goods by road and air, UNICEF has continued distributing life-saving supplies to those affected by Malawi’s floods.

UNICEF relief supplies for Malawi flood victims land at KIA Lilongwe
21 January 2015. A Charter plane loaded with critical emergency supplies landed today at Kamuzu International Airport, Malawi. The contribution is at the core of UNICEF’s commitment to assist vulnerable communities devastated by the floods.

Newsnote: UNICEF steps up relief efforts for Malawi flood victims as rains continue
19 January 2015 – As heavy rains continue to fall in Malawi, UNICEF is stepping up its relief efforts, airlifting an initial 90 tons of supplies, as it seeks to reach those most in need.

OP-ED: Deadline for the MDGs: Progress for children
9 January 2015 - Op-ed by Mr. Mahimbo Mdoe, UNICEF Country Representative for Malawi on the upcoming deadline for the Millenium Development Goals.



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