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 2018

Select strategic plan results achieved in 2018, with the support of UNFPA

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Maternal death notification

At least 25 per cent of the estimated maternal deaths were notified

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

Gender-based violence in emergencies

At least 15 of the 18 minimum standards were applied for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Migration in census

Censuses in place included questions on migration

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Vulnerability mapping

Mapping was generated and used to illustrate the vulnerability of population to disasters and humanitarian crises

Fistula treatment

1277 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

380 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

385629 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

10 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

741 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Maternal death notification

At least 25 per cent of the estimated maternal deaths were notified

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

Gender-based violence in emergencies

At least 15 of the 18 minimum standards were applied for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Migration in census

Censuses in place included questions on migration

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Vulnerability mapping

Mapping was generated and used to illustrate the vulnerability of population to disasters and humanitarian crises

Fistula treatment

1277 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

380 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

385629 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

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

Child, early and forced marriage

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

Community declarations on harmful practices

10 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

741 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Emergencies Key results

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    11,920
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    36
    Number of safe spaces
    13
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    16
    Dignity Kits distributed
    8,000
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    200
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    150

Programme Activities

All Resources
  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics
  • Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
  • Adolescents and youth
  • Gender equality
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Analysis on population dynamics

Malawi 2018 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:
$5,099,142
Implemented by:
UNFPA $3,945,410 (77%)
UN agencies $2,487 (0%)
NGO $218,266 (4%)
GOV $932,980 (18%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (38%)
Non-core Resources (62%)
Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
Total Spending:
$3758850
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2638186 (70%)
UN agencies $2487 (0%)
NGO $197054 (5%)
GOV $921123 (25%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (18%)
Non-core Resources (82%)
Sexual and reproductive health Policies
Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
Total Spending:
$1177531
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1172498 (100%)
GOV $5033 (0%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (99%)
Non-core Resources (1%)
Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
Total Spending:
$64624
Implemented by:
UNFPA $64624 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Supply chain management
Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
Total Spending:
$68439
Implemented by:
UNFPA $61615 (90%)
GOV $6824 (10%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (0%)
Non-core Resources (100%)
Health workforce capacity
Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
Total Spending:
$29699
Implemented by:
UNFPA $8488 (29%)
NGO $21211 (71%)
Funded by:
Non-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:
$1,101,381
Implemented by:
UNFPA $645,414 (59%)
NGO $201,162 (18%)
GOV $254,805 (23%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (18%)
Non-core Resources (82%)
Adolescents and youth
Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth and their human rights/needs in national laws, policies, programmes, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$1079759
Implemented by:
UNFPA $645414 (60%)
NGO $201162 (19%)
GOV $233183 (22%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (18%)
Non-core Resources (82%)
Marginalized Girls
Increased capacity of partners to design and implement comprehensive programmes to reach marginalized adolescent girls including those at risk of child marriage
Total Spending:
$21210
Implemented by:
GOV $21210 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Sexuality education
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:
$412
Implemented by:
GOV $412 (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:
$174,228
Implemented by:
UNFPA $100,538 (58%)
GOV $73,691 (42%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (80%)
Non-core Resources (20%)
Protection rights
Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
Total Spending:
$132900
Implemented by:
UNFPA $100538 (76%)
GOV $32362 (24%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (101%)
Non-core Resources (-1%)
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:
$28227
Implemented by:
GOV $28227 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (15%)
Non-core Resources (85%)
Ending harmful practices
Increased capacity to prevent gender-based violence and harmful practices and enable the delivery of multisectoral services, including in humanitarian settings
Total Spending:
$13101
Implemented by:
GOV $13101 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Organizational effectiveness
Organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Total Spending:
$48,529
Implemented by:
GOV $13,610 (28%)
UNFPA $34,919 (72%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (72%)
Non-core Resources (28%)
Communication
Communication, Resources mobilization and partnerships
Total Spending:
$-0
Implemented by:
GOV $-0 (100%)
Funded by:
Non-core Resources (100%)
Organizational adaptability
Increased adaptability through innovation, partnership and communications
Total Spending:
$6083
Implemented by:
UNFPA $6083 (100%)
GOV $0 (0%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Non-core Resources (0%)
Resources management
Improved mobilization, management and alignment of resources through an increased focus on value for money and systematic risk management
Total Spending:
$2406
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2406 (100%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (100%)
Programme effectiveness
Enhanced programme effectiveness by improving quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation
Total Spending:
$40040
Implemented by:
UNFPA $26430 (66%)
GOV $13610 (34%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (66%)
Non-core Resources (34%)
Analysis on population dynamics
development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
Total Spending:
$4,822,369
Implemented by:
UNFPA $2,011,622 (42%)
GOV $2,810,747 (58%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (8%)
Non-core Resources (92%)
Population dynamics
Increased availability of evidence through cutting-edge in-depth analysis on population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and their linkages to povert
Total Spending:
$4525502
Implemented by:
UNFPA $1902049 (42%)
GOV $2623452 (58%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (2%)
Non-core Resources (98%)
National population data system
Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic
Total Spending:
$296867
Implemented by:
UNFPA $109572 (37%)
GOV $187295 (63%)
Funded by:
Core Resources (97%)
Non-core Resources (3%)

Programme Documentation

UNFPA Malawi Country Programme Document

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2017
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2018
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UNFPA Malawi United Nations Development Assistance Framework

Cycle:
2012
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2016

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Audit of the UNFPA Country Office in Malawi

Issue date: 24 November 2014

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Technical notes and sources
  • The results featured here are only a selection of key results in line with strategic plan 2014-17 indicators. The selection does not reflect the full picture of all results achieved during the strategic plan cycle by UNFPA programme countries.
  • The source of data for most country level indicators is the UNFPA country annual reports for 2014-2017, unless stated otherwise
  • Results featured are cumulative - i.e., achieved between the 2014 and 2017 timeframe, and reflect the net situation, true as of the year selected
  • Majority of the results are captured from 127 UNFPA programme countries
  • Indicators that are marked ‘not achieved’ could imply any of the following conditions:
    • The country may have achieved the result without the support of UNFPA
    • The country has not targeted the given indicator during the 2014-2017 period
    • UNFPA is supporting this area of work, but the result has not yet been achieved

Notes for key results

  • Maternal deaths averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unintended pregnancies averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Unsafe abortions averted: Results reflected for 46 UNFPA Supplies programme countries
  • Number of countries that developed midwifery workforce policies based on international standards: Baseline data not available
  • Number of fistula repair surgeries supported: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that implemented at least 8 out of the UNFPA 10-step strategic-approach to comprehensive condom programming: Results achieved in 2014-2016 only
  • Number of countries that have capacity to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package at the onset of a crisis: UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator; the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) is a series of crucial actions required to respond to reproductive health needs at the onset of every humanitarian crisis. View here for more information on MISP
  • Percentage of countries affected by humanitarian crises that have functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body as a result of UNFPA guidance and leadership: Baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established comprehensive plan to report on UNFPA-supported Sustainable Development Goal indicators: Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries that established online national population data platforms that are publicly accessible by users: : Results achieved in 2017 only; baseline data not available
  • Number of countries in which the capacity of national statistical authorities was developed to analyse and use disaggregated data on adolescent and youth: Baseline data not available; UNFPA reflected non-cumulative figures for this indicator
  • Number of countries that generated and used sub-national estimates of population, health and social data: Baseline data not available

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