Malawi President commends World Vision for championing effective interventions
Malawi President, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has commended World Vision for championing youth-centred mindset change and other impactful interventions in the country. In his remarks, the President singled out World Vision's support in the fight against malaria as the organisation has safeguarded nearly 2 million people from malaria in Mangochi, Balaka and Nkhata Bay districts where an Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) project is being implemented.
Female parliamentarians rally behind campaign to end child marriage
In an event held at Chigodi Community Day Secondary School in Lilongwe, parliamentarians including the Speaker of the National Assembly, Catherine Gotani Hara, challenged girls to rise above their fears while also pushing teachers to do their best to give all children a chance. Attired in different school uniforms, reminiscent of their schooling days, the 28 female Members of Parliament (MPs) told children stories of how they overcame adversity to attain their goals.
Waking Our Wonder: Discover our 2020 Annual Report
2020 has been a year of waking our wonder to the great things that God achieved through our lives. Over the course of the year, our work helped safeguard 300,000 children against malaria, provide access to clean water for an additional 90,000 people, and support Savings for Transformation groups within our areas of operation to reach over US$ 2 million in savings. All whilst collaborating and advocating to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect children during the pandemic.
World Vision urges for uptake of COVID-19 vaccine in Malawi
As an organisation, World Vision believes that the development and introduction of safe vaccines is key to protecting the world's most vulnerable people and restoring hope and livelihoods.
At a recent event attended by councillors, traditional leaders, civil society groups and the media in Ntcheu, World Vision encouraged uptake of the vaccine in order to give their villages a chance of building back and improving children’s lives.
Millions safe from malaria thanks to indoor residual spray project
Nearly 3 million people from Mangochi, Balaka and Nkhata Bay are safe from malaria. This follows a successful Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) project by World Vision and the Ministry of Health, informed by a review of malaria prevention interventions organised by World Vision and the Malawi Ministry of Health.
COVID-19 in Malawi: Responding through a multi-sectoral approach
World Vision is responding to COVID-19 across its operation areas in Malawi through activities focused on awareness and prevention, in collaboration with local authorities and partners, frontline health workers, faith leaders, communities, and other partners. Through a multi-sectoral approach, our overall response goal is to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its impact on vulnerable children and families.
Children in Malawi face several obstacles including poverty, high levels people living with HIV and AIDS and frequent exposure to Malaria. Additionally, with climate change, worsened by deforestation, Malawi has become prone to disasters, leaving an already poor population much poorer.
This landlocked country, is bordered by Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. Since 1994, Malawi has been a democracy and held elections. However, the economy has not grown fast enough to lift people out of poverty.
Our teams have been working in Malawi since 1982. We partner with local actors and the Government to improve the well- being of children, especially the children and the most vulnerable.
Surviving a pandemic: How are children in Malawi coping under the new normal?
COVID-19 poses a grave threat to children in Africa and the rest of the world, both because of the severity of the disease, and its secondary impacts.
Hear from 10-year-old Vanessa from Malawi on how the pandemic has changed life in her community.
Highlights of our work with partners to transform vulnerable children's life stories
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Child marriage is an evil and a crime. It pushes children, especially girls, into poverty and sometimes death. It can and must be stopped.