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UNFPA Malawi

With persistently high fertility and more than half of its people under age 18, Malawi’s population is growing rapidly and expected to reach 15.7 million by 2015. Although maternal mortality has declined, it remains high. High rates of HIV show no signs of leveling off -- one factor in Malawians short life expectancy. Since 1979, UNFPA has been working with Malawi to improve reproductive health, prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. It is also working with the government to incorporate population dynamics in development planning.

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Key results of Malawi in 2021 View more
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Health services for sexual violence survivors

Essential health services were provided for survivors of sexual violence by at least 60 per cent of public health facilities
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Fistula treatment

141
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA
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Life skills programmes for girls

46,756
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes
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Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

13
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
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Child, early and forced marriage

709
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage
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Community declarations on harmful practices

13
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Key humanitarian results 2019

Total people reached with Adolescent SRH

People reached with Dignity Kits

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Total women reached with all types of SRH services

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of mobile clinics

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA

Number of safe spaces

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

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Programme Activities

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    Malawi 2021 Programme Activities data

    Utilization of sexual and reproductive health services
    Every woman, adolescent and youth everywhere, especially those furthest behind, has utilized integrated sexual and reproductive health services and exercised reproductive rights, free of coercion, discrimination and violence
    Total Spending:
    $9,410,318
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $7,484,598 (80%)
    GOV $1,024,836 (11%)
    NGO $900,884 (10%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (18%)
    Non-core Resources (82%)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Strengthened capacities to provide high-quality, integrated information and services for family planning, comprehensive maternal health, sexually transmitted infections and HIV, as well as information and services that are responsive to emergencies and fragile contexts
    Total Spending:
    $9,081,282
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $7,431,895 (82%)
    NGO $740,089 (8%)
    GOV $909,298 (10%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (18)
    Non-core Resources (82)
    Delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities
    Strengthened capacities to effectively forecast, procure, distribute and track the delivery of sexual and reproductive health commodities, ensuring resilient supply chains
    Total Spending:
    $76,783
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $35,056 (46%)
    GOV $41,727 (54%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Sexual and reproductive health polices for those furthest behind
    Enhanced capacities to develop and implement policies, including financial protection mechanisms, that prioritize access to information and services for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights for those furthest behind, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $76,600
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $2,788 (4%)
    GOV $73,811 (96%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (53)
    Non-core Resources (47)
    Health workforce capacity
    Strengthened capacities of the health workforce, especially those of midwives, in health management and clinical skills for high-quality and integrated sexual and reproductive health services, including in humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $175,653
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $14,858 (8%)
    NGO $160,795 (92%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Empowerment of young people
    Every adolescent and youth, in particular adolescent girls, is empowered to have access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, in all contexts
    Total Spending:
    $2,313,496
    Implemented by:
    GOV $429,194 (19%)
    NGO $421,604 (18%)
    UNFPA $1,462,698 (63%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (17%)
    Non-core Resources (83%)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Young people, in particular adolescent girls, have the skills and capabilities to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and rights, and well-being
    Total Spending:
    $2,284,129
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,448,850 (63%)
    NGO $421,604 (18%)
    GOV $413,676 (18%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (17)
    Non-core Resources (83)
    Adolescents and youth policies
    Policies and programmes in relevant sectors tackle the determinants of adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health, development and well-being
    Total Spending:
    $359
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $359 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Young people have opportunities to exercise leadership and participate in sustainable development, humanitarian action and in sustaining peace
    Total Spending:
    $29,008
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $13,490 (47%)
    GOV $15,519 (53%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (40)
    Non-core Resources (60)
    Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
    Gender equality, the empowerment of all women and girls, and reproductive rights are advanced in development and humanitarian settings
    Total Spending:
    $3,225,866
    Implemented by:
    NGO $1,608,281 (50%)
    UNFPA $1,443,101 (45%)
    GOV $174,484 (5%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (8%)
    Non-core Resources (92%)
    Prevention and addressing of gender-based violence
    Increased multisectoral capacity to prevent and address gender-based violence using a continuum approach in all contexts, with a focus on advocacy, data, health and health systems, psychosocial support and coordination
    Total Spending:
    $3,201,577
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,442,147 (45%)
    NGO $1,608,281 (50%)
    GOV $151,149 (5%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (8)
    Non-core Resources (92)
    Elimination of harmful practices
    Strengthened response to eliminate harmful practices, including child, early and forced marriage, female genital mutilation and son preference
    Total Spending:
    $22,192
    Implemented by:
    GOV $22,192 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (20)
    Non-core Resources (80)
    Gender equality laws and policies
    Strengthened policy, legal and accountability frameworks to advance gender equality and empower women and girls to exercise their reproductive rights and to be protected from violence and harmful practices
    Total Spending:
    $2,097
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $953 (45%)
    GOV $1,144 (55%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (45)
    Non-core Resources (55)
    Population and development
    Everyone, everywhere, is counted, and accounted for, in the pursuit of sustainable development equality
    Total Spending:
    $1,207,507
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $811,699 (67%)
    GOV $395,808 (33%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (18%)
    Non-core Resources (82%)
    Population data systems
    Improved national population data systems to map and address inequalities; to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the commitments of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development; and to strengthen interventions in humanitarian crises
    Total Spending:
    $74,074
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $74,074 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (91)
    Non-core Resources (9)
    Demographic intelligence
    Mainstreamed demographic intelligence to improve the responsiveness, targeting and impact of development policies, programmes and advocacy
    Total Spending:
    $1,133,433
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $737,625 (65%)
    GOV $395,808 (35%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (13)
    Non-core Resources (87)

    Programme Documentation

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    CPE Malawi [2017-2018] (DP/FPA/2016/11)
    Cycle: 2017-2018
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    CPD Malawi [2012-2016] (DP/FPA/CPD/MWI/7)
    Cycle: 2012-2016
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    CPD Malawi [2019-2023] (DP/FPA/CPD/MWI/8)
    Cycle: 2019-2023
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    UNDAF Malawi [2012-2016]
    Cycle: 2012-2016
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    CPD Malawi [2008-2011] (DP/FPA/CPD/MWI/6)
    Cycle: 2008-2011
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