Resource Centre

  • 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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  • “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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recognizing The Diversity of Adolescents and Youth: Review of service delivery approaches to reach adolescents and youth

    This is a snapshot of the diversity that was found among adolescents and youths through review of service delivery approaches on Family Planning in hard to reach and under-served areas of Mwanza, Neno, Ntchisi, Nkhatabay and Rumphi

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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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  • 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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  • Khanda Ndi Mphatso: Applying social and behavior change communication to newborn health in Malawi

    Preterm babies in Malawi are not receiving adequate care, and social norms that undervalue small newborns are an important barrier to improved outcomes. In 2015-2016 the Ministry of Health and Save the Children piloted a campaign, Khanda ndi Mphatso, ...

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  • Effect of Youth in Action on Work Readiness and Socioeconomic Outcomes: Findings from Malawi

    About 89 million youth between the ages of 12-24 are part of a growing cohort of out-of-school youth, approximately half of whom live in Sub-Saharan Africa. While many of these youth aspire to be active members of their community, many out-of-school ...

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  • Empower Her, Protect Them: Evaluating the integration of family planning and immunizing services

    In 2015, the Pfizer Foundation launched a pilot program with four international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) in five African countries (CARE, Benin; IRC, Ethiopia and Uganda; World Vision, Kenya; Save the Children, Malawi). The grant program, ...

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  • The Long-Term Effects of Universal Primary Education: Evidence from Ethiopia, Malawi, and Uganda

    This paper exploits the roll out of universal primary education (UPE) policies in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Uganda as natural experiments to assess their long-term causal effects on schooling attainment, adolescent sexual and reproductive health behavior, ...

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  • Improving Child Nutrition and Development through Preschools in Malawi

    Some 12,000 community preschools in Malawi serve 45 percent of the county’s preschool population. Yet, because of food insecurity and communities’ difficulties in providing preschoolers with a midmorning meal, these schools may not survive. To address ...

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  • The Importance of Understanding and Monitoring the Effects of Cash Transfer Programmes on Child Labour and Education: Findings from Malawi

    The Malawi Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP) has been demonstrated to have a wide range of positive effects on beneficiary households, including an expansion of household agricultural business activities. This brief summarizes the results of two ...

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  • Review of Save the Children Norway’s Support to Prevent and Respond to Violence in and around Schools

    Save the Children Norway has, with the funding from Norad and Operasjon Dagsverk, designed and supported the implementation of projects and interventions to address violence in schools in 17 countries from 2014-2018. The review provides an overview of ...

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