Kudziulura: The power of disclosure in coping with an HIV diagnosis

Sigele Kalino (in blue), a mentor mother at work.  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Rebecca Phwitiko By Rebecca Phwitiko, UNICEF Malawi A woman sits in a circle with mothers and pregnant women. They are at a health centre. She smiles as she speaks to the women. “You too can live a happy fulfilling life like us,” Mentor mother … Continue reading Kudziulura: The power of disclosure in coping with an HIV diagnosis

UNICEF urges communities to make hand washing with soap a lifestyle

A girl shows off hand washing with soap techniques at the global handwashing day commemoration. © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Govati Nyirenda By Doreen Matonga, UNICEF Malawi It was a day full of dance, captivating drama and poems at the 2017 Global Handwashing Day commemoration in Salima. The day was celebrated under the theme ‘Our hands, Our future’. … Continue reading UNICEF urges communities to make hand washing with soap a lifestyle

Empowering child justice through photography

The young photographers practice their photography skills while taking shots of children playing in the village. © UNICEF Malawi/2016/Giacomo Pirozzi By Lulutani Tembo, UNICEF Malawi With the Agenda 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs) being a vital part of the work of UN agencies, fostering SDGs engagement, awareness and advocacy is essential to show the progress … Continue reading Empowering child justice through photography

Stories of resilience: Backyard gardens and cooking classes

Monica and her daughter tending their backyard garden © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Eldson Chagara by Joseph Scott, UNICEF Malawi Following a good harvest this year, Malawi’s hunger crisis has eased for the time being. But it’s only a matter of time before the next drought or flood occurs. This series looks at how communities are preparing themselves … Continue reading Stories of resilience: Backyard gardens and cooking classes

Japanese Ambassador visits village health clinic in Dedza

The Japanese Ambassador talking to women outside Chimphandu village clinic in Dedza district. © UNICEF/Malawi/2017/ G Nyirenda By Naomi Kalemba, UNICEF Malawi On a recent morning, five-month-old Elita Kabison of Chimphandu village woke up with a fever. Her mother noticed that she was also refusing to breastfeed, despite this being her favorite thing to do. Elita’s … Continue reading Japanese Ambassador visits village health clinic in Dedza

Handwashing in Malawi: Our Hands, Our Future

Alice Mwale, a student at Thundwe Primary School in Mzimba, comes out of a sanitary facility and uses the hand washing facilities. © UNICEF Malawi/2012/Anthony Asael By Paulos Workneh,Chief of WASH UNICEF Malawi We do not need expensive supplies or high-tech treatments to prevent diseases and save the lives of children. Despite this, an unacceptably … Continue reading Handwashing in Malawi: Our Hands, Our Future

International Day of the Girl: Empowering girls with education

A girl outside her home in Chikwawa in the early hours of the morning getting ready to start her day. © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Thoko Chikondi By Austin Madinga, UNICEF guest blogger Seventeen year old Fyness is awakened by the movement of the goat she shares her living quarters with. In the distance, the sound of Cockerels … Continue reading International Day of the Girl: Empowering girls with education