Friday 12 February 2021

The recent strain may have been discovered in South Africa, but it is not the ‘South Africa variant’

By Steve Miller

Nearly a year ago when this COVID-19 crisis was taking hold, people across the world expressed outrage at the term ‘China virus.’

It was important to condemn such divisive and, some said, racist language.

Sunday 7 February 2021

Raising Hope Amid COVID-19 Difficult Realities

Project Manager Harrison Sikalamwa (right) hands over cylinders

In the COVID-19 ward at Zomba General Hospital, a man is brought in on an ambulance stretcher, heavily panting and evidently out of breadth. The medics move him move in and help him to the only free bed at the far end of the ward.

Thursday 28 January 2021

COVID-19: Focus and funds must pivot to Africa as countries reel from deadly second wave

Nairobi, 27 January 2021 – Save the Children is warning that the lives of thousands of children across Africa are at risk as the hard-hitting second wave of COVID-19 surges across the continent. The agency fears many African countries will be forced to wait months before they can vaccinate even the most vulnerable people and essential frontline health workers, deeply impacting the lives of children.

Thursday 21 January 2021

Press release: Save the Children and Civil Society Education Coalition warn of a looming education crisis amidst COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has, by far, created the largest education disruption in history and continues to pose threats as it unfolds. The Government of Malawi has, as in many countries, closed schools for three weeks with immediate effect as one measure of controlling the spread of COVID-19.  save

Friday 30 October 2020

Revamped Protection Structures Fight Soaring Child Marriages Amid Covid-19

14-year-old Bridget* is first born in a family of five. She comes from Nkhatabay District, Northern Malawi. Bridget and her siblings leave with their grandmother.
Parents divorced, remarried and left the children in the care of their maternal grandmother.

Before Covid-19 stuck, Bridget was a dedicated grade five learner at Makumbo Primary School.