Resource Centre

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • “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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  • 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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  • 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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  • More Than Brides Alliance: Giving girls a voice and a choice

    The More Than Brides Alliance brings together international partners including Save the Children and local civil society groups to empower girls to decide if and when to get married and to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health ...

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  • ASRHR Project: Stories of Change

    This booklet (June 2019) presents some stories of change from young people and adults from the 8 countries in East and Southern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) where the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive ...

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  • Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) Follow Up Study: ​Early outcomes among newborns discharged from facility based KMC in Malawi​

    Save the Children's presentation on Kangaroo Mother Care follow up in Malawi at the 29th International Pediatric Association Congress to be held in Panama City, Panama. Saving Newborn Lives 4

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  • Kangaroo Mother Care in Malawi: ​Improving uptake using a customized wrap​

    Save the Children's presentation on customized wraps to improve Kangaroo Mother Care at the 29th International Pediatric Association Congress to be held in Panama City, Panama. Saving Newborn Lives 4

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  • Improving Availability, Quality, and Use of Routine date for Newborns: Malawi's experience with kangaroo mother care

    Save the Children's presentation on the Kangaroo Mother Care initiative in Malawi at the 29th International Pediatric Association Congress to be held in Panama City, Panama. Saving Newborn Lives 4

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  • Adding a Nutrition Behavior Change Communication Component to an Early Childhood Development Intervention in Malawi

    The Nutrition Embedded Evaluation Program Impact Evaluation (NEEP-IE) cluster randomized control trial (CRCT) aimed to assess the effectiveness of implementing an agriculture and nutritional intervention through preschools, known as community-based child ...

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  • How Evidence Informs Decision-Making: The scale-up of nutrition actions through an early childhood development platform in Malawi

    The case study created in partnership with IFPRI, U. Washington and Save the Children amongst others, and discusses the Nutrition Embedded Evaluation Impact Evaluation (NEEP-IE) which studied the impact of adding an integrated agriculture-nutrition behavior ...

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  • Impact of School-based Malaria Case Management on School Attendance, Health and Education Outcomes: A cluster randomised trial in southern Malawi

    Evidence indicates children who suffer from ill-health are less likely to attend or complete schooling. Malaria is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in school-aged children. They are also less likely to receive malaria treatment at health ...

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  • Systems Effects of Integrated Community Case Management Projects: Malawi Country Report

    Save the Children US’ Department for Global Health (DGH) funded an embedded case study of systems effects of successive integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) projects implemented in Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Malawi. The study was implemented ...

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