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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UNICEF Malawi5 Dec 2018

UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Specialist in Malawi.

Brenda Twea - The Nation15 Oct 2018

This article describes some of the hardships faced by orphaned children in Malawi, including the harms and stigma of being placed in an orphanage, and the need for reform in the care system in the country.

Together for Girls1 Aug 2018

This fact sheet presents country-specific data from the Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) in Malawi.

Mike McLinden, Paul Lynch, Anita Soni, Alfredo Artiles, Foster Kholowa, Elizabeth Kamchedzera, Jenipher Mbukwa, Mika Mankhwazi - International Journal of Early Childhood4 Jul 2018

This study draws on a bioecological systems perspective to propose the parameters for a broader unit of analysis of inclusion for young children with disabilities in research within low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) contexts.

Melissa Gladstone, John Phuka, Richard Thindwa, Fatima Chitimbe, Kate Chidzalo, Jaya Chandna, Selena Gleadow Ware, Kenneth Maleta - Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences23 May 2018

This paper describes the piloting of Care for Child Development through six health surveillance assistants (HSAs) in group and individual sessions with 60 caregivers and children <2 years and assessed recruitment, frequency, timings, and quality of intervention.

Hikaru Kusakabe - Osaka Human Sciences1 Mar 2018

The purpose of this study was to investigate how orphans in secondary schools, especially those in the low-income class in society, manage to continue their education.

Dr. Nicky Pouw, Katie Hodgkinson MSc, Mariëlle Le Mat MSc, Karel van Dam MSc15 Nov 2017

This report presents the results of a scientific research on the topic of Social Exclusion of Vulnerable Youth, commissioned by SOS Children’s Villages Netherlands.

Parenting in Africa Network23 Oct 2017

The 4th Regional Parenting Conference is taking place from the 23rd to the 28th October, 2017 Mangochi, Malawi.

Palladium16 Aug 2017

Palladium is seeking a Team Leader for an upcoming programme to support capacity strengthening of communities and institutions to prevent and respond to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Violence Against Children (VAC) and provide better access to justice. 

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