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
It takes Malawi
Child marriage is an evil and a crime. It pushes children, especially girls, into poverty and sometimes death. It can and must be stopped.