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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Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

Emergency obstetric and newborn care

Emergency obstetric and newborn care coverage was met, as per the international recommended minimum standards

Midwifery curricula: inclusion of special needs

Needs of persons with disabilities were included in midwife curricula

Supply chain management strategy

A costed supply chain management strategy was in place, taking into account the UNFPA/WHO implementation guide on ensuring rights-based contraceptive delivery

Sexual and reproductive health indicators available

Sexual and reproductive health indicators were collected periodically, and made publically available

Patient satisfaction surveys

Routine patient satisfaction surveys were conducted on the provision of sexual and reproductive health services

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Fistula treatment

4,330
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

2,416
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

1,542,161
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

64
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

3,304
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

51
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

11,329
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
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Programme Activities

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    Malawi 2020 Programme Activities data

    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
    Total Spending:
    $13,977,945
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $12,337,795 (88%)
    GOV $1,216,737 (9%)
    NGO $423,414 (3%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (9)
    Non-core Resources (91)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Total Spending:
    $6,360,821
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $4856523 (76%)
    NGO $423414 (7%)
    GOV $1080885 (17%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (17)
    Non-core Resources (83)
    Supply chain management
    Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
    Total Spending:
    $7,547,753
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $7458234 (99%)
    GOV $89520 (1%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (1)
    Non-core Resources (99)
    Health workforce capacity
    Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
    Total Spending:
    $44,147
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $20089 (46%)
    GOV $24058 (54%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (54)
    Non-core Resources (46)
    Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Total Spending:
    $22,274
    Implemented by:
    GOV $22274 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Sexual and reproductive health Policies
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
    Total Spending:
    $2,950
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $2950 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Adolescents and youth
    Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
    Total Spending:
    $2,653,558
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,459,314 (55%)
    GOV $751,288 (28%)
    NGO $442,957 (17%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (10)
    Non-core Resources (90)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
    Total Spending:
    $2,476,520
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1323578 (53%)
    NGO $442957 (18%)
    GOV $709986 (29%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (11)
    Non-core Resources (89)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Increased national capacity to design and implement community and school based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programmes that promote human rights and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $100,173
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $58871 (59%)
    GOV $41302 (41%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Youth policies
    Population policy and administrative management
    Total Spending:
    $76,865
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $76865 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Gender equality
    Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth
    Total Spending:
    $1,659,728
    Implemented by:
    GOV $150,421 (9%)
    NGO $604,025 (36%)
    UNFPA $866,531 (52%)
    UN $38,750 (2%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (22)
    Non-core Resources (78)
    Accountability for gender equality
    Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
    Total Spending:
    $6,332
    Implemented by:
    GOV $6332 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Prevention and addressing of GBV
    Ending GBV
    Total Spending:
    $1,617,198
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $863738 (53%)
    UN $38750 (2%)
    NGO $604025 (37%)
    GOV $110684 (7%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (22)
    Non-core Resources (78)
    Eliminating harmful practices
    Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
    Total Spending:
    $33,405
    Implemented by:
    GOV $33405 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Social Norms
    Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
    Total Spending:
    $2,793
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $2793 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Organizational effectiveness
    Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
    Total Spending:
    $15,821
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $15,821 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    UN coordination and coherence
    Public sector policy and administrative management
    Total Spending:
    $15,821
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $15821 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Analysis on population dynamics
    Strengthened national policies and international development agendas through integration of evidence-based analysis on population dynamics and their links to sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $1,527,812
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1,393,059 (91%)
    GOV $134,753 (9%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (56)
    Non-core Resources (44)
    Demographic intelligence
    Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic disparities
    Total Spending:
    $1,527,812
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1393059 (91%)
    GOV $134753 (9%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (56)
    Non-core Resources (44)

    Programme Documentation

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