A Situation Analysis of Children with Disabilities in Malawi

Leaving no child behind

A child with an eye disability
UNICEF Malawi/2020/EldsonChagara


The overall objective of this study was to conduct a comprehensive situation analysis of children with disabilities in Malawi (SITAN). The specific objectives of this SITAN were as follows: (i) Using existing datasets, estimate the national, regional and district prevalence and types of disability5 in children aged below 18 years old; (ii) Analyse potential inequalities by demographic and socio-economic characteristics of families with children with disabilities aged below 18 years; and (iii) Analyse education, health, housing, child protection, basic socio and economic coverage of services for children with disabilities. In order to address these objectives, existing data sets on children with disabilities were used. These datasets included the 2008 and 2018 MPHC; the Education Management Information System data sets 2009-2018; the 2015/2016 MDHS and (iv) The 2016/2017 study on living conditions of persons with disability in Malawi (LCs). SPSS was used to analyse data from these data sets.

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