Note: FP2020 uses a rolling baselines so values are recalculated each year based on the newset available data.
Malawi, a FP2020 commitment maker since 2012, has accelerated its progress across the country on the concepts of “no parenthood before adulthood” and “leaving no-one behind.” By providing long-acting and reversible contraceptives within expanded method choice, the government has followed its commitment to ensure universal access and coverage of sexual reproductive health and rights information with a specific focus on young people. In early 2018, the Ministry of Gender launched the National Strategy on Ending Child Marriage. Malawi intends to involve all key government sectors, country support officers, non-government organizations, parliamentarians, traditional leaders, parents, and most importantly the youth themselves through a robust multi-sectoral approach to reduce pregnancy among youth and reduce family size that is paramount for the development of Malawi.
Malawi's Announcement at the London Summit on Family Planning
Khumbo Kachali, Malawi's Vice President and Minister of Health, announces his country's commitment to family planning at the London Summit on Family Planning on July 11, 2012.
Malawi FP2020 Commitment
With the goal of “no parenthood before adulthood,” Malawi commits to raising the country’s contraceptive prevalence rate to 60% by 2020 with a focused increase in those aged 15 to 24. Malawi will create a family planning budget line in the main drug budget by 2013/2014 and will raise the age of marriage to 18 by 2014. In addition, Malawi will develop a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health program to meet the needs of its young people and will work to strengthen effective policy leadership for family planning. It will also demonstrate accountability in the utilization of available resources and improve financial allocation for health systems supporting family planning. Malawi will increase coverage of services through the expansion of public/private partnerships, increase community access to family planning methods and strengthen forecasting and data management for effective supply chain operation.
IPPF Update - Malawi
Following advocacy by the Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM), the government delivered on its promise to include contraceptives in the national budget.
Malawi Costed Implementation Plan for Family Planning (2016–2020)
To ensure that the FP2020 commitments are met, there was a need to develop a national plan to provide direction to Malawi’s Family Planning program, ensuring that all components of a successful programme are addressed and budgeted for government and partner buy-in.
Malawi Progress Update (2015)
In August 2015, the Government of Malawi shared an update on progress in achieving its policy and program and service delivery commitments to FP2020.
Malawi Country Action: Opportunities, Challenges, and Priorities
Malawi Official Update (2016)
In July 2016, the Government of Malawi shared an update on progress in achieving its policy, financial and program and service delivery commitments to FP2020.
Malawi 2018-2019 Actions for Acceleration
Malawi FP2020 Commitment (2017)
The Government of Malawi updated its commitment at the Family Planning Summit in London, UK on July 11, 2017.
Malawi Commitment Self-Reporting Questionnaire 2018
The data displayed on this page is courtesy of the Track20 Project. Implemented by Avenir Health, Track20 monitors progress towards achieving the goals of the global FP2020 initiative.
source : pDHS 2015