Malawi

Demographic Data:

  • Total Population: 16.7 million 
  • Population under 15: 45%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 62.7 years
  • Human Development Index: 173 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 10%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.6 persons
  • Female-Headed Households: 27.8%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 46%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2010​

 

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Catholic Relief Services7 Mar 2017

Catholic Relief Services seeks Chief of Party I – Project Director, 4 Children-Milawi for its Lilongwe, Malawi location.  The 4Children Malawi Project Director (PD) will have extensive expertise in

Universitiet Stellenbosch University, University College London1 Oct 2016

This report evaluates the efficacy of community based organisations and discusses the need for the evaluation of community based care for children living in HIV communities.

Family for Every Child26 Jul 2016

Family for Every Child, in partnership with the Centre for Social Protection at the Institute for Development Studies, just announced the launch of its Cash for Care: Making Social Protection Work for Children’s Care and Well-being Report.

Better Care Network20 Jul 2016

The Committee's recommendations on the issues relevant to children's care are highlighted, as well as other care-related concluding observations, ratification dates, and links to the Universal Periodic Review and Hague Intercountry Adoption Country Profile.

Edited by Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Nicola Hypher, Natalia Winder Rossi, Paul Winters, and Jennifer Yablonski – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The United Nations Children’s Fund, and Oxford University Press12 Jul 2016

This book published jointly by FAO, UNICEF, and Oxford University Press presents the findings from evaluations of the Transfer Project, a cash transfer project undertaken in the following sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  It concludes that cash transfers are becoming a key means for social protection in developing countries. 

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance2 Jun 2016

This report captures what has been accomplished in social service workforce strengthening in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and highlights areas for future intervention. Progress made to strengthen the social service workforce within these countries is useful when reflecting on global trends and ways forward.

Rachel Bray with Andrew Dawes - UNICEF1 Jun 2016

This paper examines existing knowledge on raising adolescents in east and southern African countries, including Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.  According to the report, and within the context of these regions, parenting is understood to be handled through extended community and family networks.  

News2419 May 2016

Gerald Campbell, a man from the state of Texas in the US who managed an orphanage in Malawi, has just pleaded guilty to sexually abusing the children in his care at the institution. 

Jini L. Roby, Lance Erickson, and Chanel Nagaishi4 Mar 2016

Large scale studies published in the 1990s and early 2000s generally showed that significant educational disparities existed based on orphan status and a child's relationship to the head of the household. Since the data relied on by these studies were collected, the global community has conducted major campaigns to close these gaps, through the Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This study examined these factors using eight country-years from five sub-Saharan African countries (Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Uganda, and Zimbabwe).

Tyler White - Laredo Morning Times5 Oct 2015

Gerald Dean Campbell, a man from Texas, in the U.S., who served as a missionary in Malawi was arrested for “engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places” and has admitted to sexually abusing 11 children at a children’s home in Malawi where he served as general manager from 1997-2009. 

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