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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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List of Organisations

Sarah Munthali - All Africa,

"Children who were fostered by the Social Welfare Office in 1997 and were allegedly given to an orphanage, were reunited with their biological mother at an emotional ceremony on Monday in Mchinji," according to this article.

Clifford O. Odimegwu - Family Demography and Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa,

This paper examines all policy and laws related to families in the South, West, East and Central regions of sub-Saharan Africa.

Adrian D. van Breda & John Pinkerton - Emerging Adulthood,

The special issue of Emerging Adulthood titled “Care-Leaving in Africa” is the first collection of essays on care-leaving by African scholars. This article, coauthored by scholars from North and South, argues in favor of North–South dialogue but highlights several challenges inherent in this, including the indigenizing and thus marginalizing of African experience and scholarship and divergent constructions of key social concepts.

UNICEF Malawi,

This report presents the Reintegration Model based on the implementation of a Feasibility Study that aimed to determine whether Malawi's Reintegration Framework would be effective in reintegrating children with their families or other forms of alternative family-based care for children.

UNICEF Malawi,

UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Specialist in Malawi.

Brenda Twea - The Nation,

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 Girls,

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 Childhood,

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 Sciences,

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 Sciences,

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.