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April 14, 2021

Maimouna Traoré lives in Sikasso, southern Mali, and remembers dreading the rainy season only a few years ago. As she recalls, “In the past, many children in our area would die of severe malaria with seizures, but thanks to the SMC being done every year, there are rarely cases of malaria in our families. A child who takes three doses of medication per month should not get malaria.”

April 14, 2021

As part of an ambitious, multi-country partnership and with generous support from USAID and Good Ventures, GiveDirectly (GD) successfully launched its first household grants program in Malawi in early 2019. The program was designed not only to directly transform the lives of ~11,000 households enrolled, but also, through a randomized controlled trial, to provide USAID/Malawi with a benchmark against which to compare the cost-effectiveness and/or operational efficiency of its portfolio of interventions.

July 20, 2020

Citing widespread irregularities in Malawi’s 2019 presidential elections, the country’s Constitutional Court annulled the race in early February and ordered a rerun. Some of the most common irregularities cited by the judges included obvious errors in filling out electoral forms and the use of correction fluid to change mistakes. Questioning the integrity of the results, Malawians took to the streets to protest the election results and to demand greater transparency in the electoral process.

June 25, 2020

With new schools being built by USAID and PEPFAR, more girls and boys in Malawi will have improved access to education.

May 27, 2020

Since 2016, one program that Manes depends on is Tipindule ndi Ulimi - a weekly program developed by the USAID-funded Feed the Future Malawi Agricultural Diversification (AgDiv) activity. AgDiv provides information about how to improve production of soybeans, groundnuts (peanuts), and orange fleshed sweet potatoes. Now, AgDiv is also helping farmers like Manes stay safe from coronavirus – the disease which causes COVID-19.


Last updated: April 28, 2021

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