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Last updated: June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

Until recently, “PPE” was an obscure acronym for many people, but now it has become a vital commodity globally. Today, with the realities of COVID-19, health workers around the world are experiencing a troubling shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – a mix of items including gloves, mask, aprons, and goggles that can help prevent  disease transmission in health care settings. This shortage puts health workers in harm's way while trying to respond to  the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

March 27, 2020

There are at least six million episodes of malaria per year in Malawi. The disease is endemic in 95 percent of the country, with 98 percent of infections due to Plasmodium Falciparum, the most severe form of the parasite. 

November 20, 2019

Despite decades of robust government and donor investments in livelihoods, food security, nutrition, and resilience, over 50 percent of the population of Malawi lives below the poverty line.  Many activities have neither sufficiently reduced the number of chronically food and nutrition insecure households nor effectively enhanced the capacity of local and government structures to implement resilience-focused policies and actions.  To address these issues, the Government of Malawi has developed a National Resilience Strategy (NRS) to guide investments in agriculture, reduce impacts, improve recovery from shocks, promote household resilience, strengthen management of Malawi’s natural resources, and facilitate effective coordination between government institutions, civil society organizations, and development partners.