Resource Centre

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Adaptation and Response for Children Affected by Droughts and Disasters

    Weather-related stresses associated with El Niño in 2015–2016 have severely impacted 60 million people. Governments across the globe are dealing with the consequences as they affect food security, livelihoods, and the well-being of their populations. ...

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  • Improving Child Nutrition and Development Through Community-based Childcare Centres in Malawi- The NEEP-IE study: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    The Nutrition Embedded Evaluation Programme Impact Evaluation (NEEP-IE) study is a cluster randomised controlled trial designed to evaluate the impact of a childcare centre-based integrated nutritional and agricultural intervention on the diets, nutrition, ...

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  • Youth in Action: The transformative power of building youth skills (video)

    Welfred, Teresa, Anita, and Edson are four youth who graduated from YiA program and through this video share some of the skills they attained through the programme. Youth in Action (YiA) is a six-year youth livelihood program. In partnership with Mastercard ...

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  • Nutrition in the WHO African Region

    Today, nutrition is considered a fundamental pre-requisite to health and well-being, and a primary indicator of future human capital development. The first 1000 days of a child's life is especially crucial. Physical growth and cognitive development within ...

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  • School-based Diagnosis and Treatment of Malaria by Teachers Using Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy: Experiences and perceptions of users and implementers of the Learner Treatment Kit, southern Malawi

    Training teachers to diagnose uncomplicated malaria using malaria rapid diagnostic tests and treat with artemisinin-based combination therapy has the potential to improve the access of primary school children (6–14 years) to prompt and effective treatment ...

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  • The Learner Treatment Kit Study: Evaluation of a primary school-based malaria case based malaria case management programme on school attendance in Zomba District, Malawi

    The study on the Learner Treatment Kit used a cluster-randomised trial in 58 primary schools in Zomba, Malawi to evaluate the impact of school-based malaria case management (as part of a ‘first-aid kit’) on child absenteeism, wellbeing, health & ...

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  • Save the Children Malawi Supports Ministry of Health in Ending Preventable Newborn Deaths: Brief

    This brief highlights a district-led quality improvement and mentorship approach to improve the quality of newborn care in Malawi, and ultimately, to end preventable newborn deaths, undertaken by the Malawi Ministry of Health, with support from implementing ...

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  • Youth Perspectives on the Impact of Youth in Action on their Livelihood Development

    Youth in Action (YiA), is a six-year youth learning and livelihoods program in partnership with Mastercard Foundation. The program works to improve the sustainable livelihoods of over 40,000 out-of-school girls and boys in rural Burkina Faso, Egypt, ...

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