Tuesday 13 January 2015

Unlocking Women’s Potential Through Village Savings and Loans in Machinga

Meet Margret Stande. She’s a compilation of women I’ve met in Machinga district, rural Malawi – all facing dire circumstances and looking to Village Savings and Loans (VSL) for help.

Margret is aged 35 and has four children. She and her husband Stephano are subsistence farmers, just like the majority here, and harvest their crop of maize and Nandolo (cow peas) once a year. What they don’t eat, they sell. The proceeds must last for the next 12 months.

Friday 9 January 2015

Cash Transfer – Saving Lives and Building Household Resilience

This year marks the third consecutive year that Save the Children is implementing unconditional Cash Transfers to vulnerable households in key areas that are predicted to experience chronic food insecurity. The launch for the 2014/15 Cash Transfer Programme (CTP) took place on the grounds of St. Martins Primary School in Zomba District on 22nd December 2014. In attendance were the Guest of Honor, Pual Chiunguzeni the PS for the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), Member of Parliament (MP) for Zomba Thondwe, Hon. C.J.

Friday 9 January 2015

Save the Children Courts Parliamentary Health Committee on HSA Housing

Save the Children in conjunction with various civil society organisations under the Malawi Health Equity Network (MHEN) courted the parliamentary health committee on the need to ensure that Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs) reside in their catchment areas. 

Speaking during the interface in Thyolo district, Grassroots Public Health (GRAPH) Director, Peter Kayenda, bemoaned the absence of HSAs in their catchment areas.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

SNL Malawi Engages the Media in Maternal and Newborn Health Dissemination

Save the Children’s, Saving New Born Lives initiative recently organised a media workshop on maternal newborn and child health reporting in Salima.

Friday 7 November 2014

MEAL Pilot - Accountability Roll-Out Mission in VAC Project

Following the accountability workshop that took place from the 8th to the 9th of October 2014 at the Sun n Sand Holiday Resort in Mangochi district, the Violence Against Children (VAC) project conducted accountability exercises in Balaka district with its implementing partner, CHINANSI Foundation. The exercises took place from the 28th to the 30th of October. It involved stakeholder orientations and consultations on information sharing and complaints and feedback mechanisms.