Resource Centre

  • Safe Back to School Case Studies

    These Safe Back to School (SB2S) case studies are part of the innovation work stream of the wider SB2S work at Save the Children. It is intended that these case studies provide an operations focused snapshot of programme adaptations teams across Save ...

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  • The Impact of Covid-19 on Women and Girls with Disabilities: A global assessment and case studies on sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence, and related rights

    These resources aims to provide guidance and information on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls with disabilities, to ensure that organizations and governments involved in the COVID-19 pandemic response have policies and practices ...

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  • Covid One Year On: Why children are still out of school

    A snapshot survey carried out by Save the Children in 6 countries where schools have reopened, suggests that 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, significant numbers of the most vulnerable children are still out of school. This is not because of fear ...

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  • Fast-breathing vs Chest-indrawing Childhood Pneumonia: Baseline characteristics

    In resource-constrained settings, World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines recommend using clinical symptoms and signs to classify and treat pediatric pneumonia (World Health Organization (WHO), 2014). Children with cough lasting <14 days or difficulty ...

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  • Malawian Children with Fast-breathing Pneumonia with and without Comorbidities

    Due to high risk of mortality, children with comorbidities are typically excluded from trials evaluating pneumonia treatment. This research examined whether or not children with comorbidities (HIV, malaria, acute malnutrition, etc.) had a lower cure ...

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  • Context-acceptability Theories: Example of family planning interventions in five African countries

    Family planning (FP) can lengthen birth intervals and potentially reduce the risk of fetal death, low birth weight, prematurity, and being small for gestational age. Effective FP is most easily achieved through access to and acceptability of modern contraceptive ...

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  • Malawian Children with Chest-indrawing Pneumonia with and Without Comorbidities or Danger Signs

    Children with comorbidities or danger signs are often excluded from trials evaluating pneumonia treatment. This study sought to investigate whether the percentage of children with chest-in drawing pneumonia cured at Day 14 was lower among those with ...

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  • Reimagining Girls’ Education: Solutions to keep girls learning in emergencies

    Girls in emergencies are facing several challenges related to education, such as disadvantages at all stages of education, struggle to learn, and higher risk of being out-of-school. This material provides an empirical overview on how to support the learning ...

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  • The Secondary Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This rapid review focuses on identifying evidence on the secondary impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It aims to enable a greater understanding of the unique circumstances of women and girls in the region, which could ...

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  • Childhood Morbidity and its Determinants: Evidence from 31 countries in sub-Saharan Africa

    The global under-five mortality rate reduced from 93 per 1000 live births in 1990 to 39 per 1000 live births in 2018. Still, the rate increased in sub-Saharan Africa from 31% in 1990 to 54% in 2018. One of the main causes to these deaths is morbidity. ...

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  • Keeping Girls in School: A cash plus for education programme in Malawi

    The document summarises the Keeping Girls in School (KGIS) programme which operated in Malawi. It involved two core components: Delivering predictable cash transfers of MK 5,000 using a mobile money mechanism to caregivers of girls attending Standard ...

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  • Analysis of Child-Sensitive Social Protection in Malawi

    Millions of children in Malawi are highly vulnerable and deprived. About 60 percent of the country’s children are multi-dimensionally poor. Rates of children who are multi-dimensionally poor are higher in rural areas (70 percent) than in urban areas ...

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  • Improving Availability and Quality of Routine Data for Newborns: Malawi’s experience with kangaroo mother care (KMC)

    Malawi has systematically scaled up Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) for the care of preterm and low-birth-weight (LBW) babies since 2005. However, the absence of a national system of standardized indicators, registers, and reports resulted in limited, poor ...

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  • Using Household Economy Analysis to Strengthen the Shock-responsiveness of the Social Cash Transfer Programme in Malawi

    This one-pager summarises a project being implemented in Malawi with funding from Irish Aid, to help strengthen the shock-responsiveness of a social protection programme called the Social Cash Transfer Programme, using a tool called Household Economy ...

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  • Integrated Delivery of Family Planning and Childhood Immunisation Services in Routine Outreach Clinics: Findings from a realist evaluation in Malawi

    Family planning (FP) needs among postpartum women in low- and middle-income countries remain largely unmet. This article evaluates and analyzes how integrating FP with childhood immunisation services could partially reduce this unmet need by creating ...

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  • The Health of Internally Displaced Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review

    Around 41,3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) were located around the world at the end of 2018. The same year, internal displacement in sub-Saharan Africa was higher than in any other region, with approximately 7,4 million people displaced ...

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  • “Khanda ndi Mphatso”: Sustaining and expanding activities to shift social norms and care practices for preterm and low birthweight babies

    Malawi has one of the highest rates of preterm birth in the world at an estimated 10.5% of live births occurring before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy.1 A myriad of factors contributes to the high levels of preterm births and related deaths, including ...

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  • Improving Skin-to-Skin Practice for Babies in Kangaroo Mother Care in Malawi Through the Use of a Customized Baby Wrap: A randomized control trial

    Complications of prematurity are a leading cause of newborn death in Malawi. Despite early adoption of Kangaroo mother care (KMC), coverage remains low and women have expressed challenges in using the traditional wrapper–chitenge. In 2016, a study ...

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  • Long-term Outcomes for Children with Disability and Severe Acute Malnutrition in Malawi

    Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and disability are two extensive world-wide health issues. Even though they can be correlated and can cause and influence each other, there’s not much data on their co-existence. Through a longitudinal cohort study following ...

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  • Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) Project Brochure

    Read this brochure to learn more about the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Project that was implemented in 8 countries and at the regional level, from 2016 to 2019.

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