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By providing long-acting and reversible contraceptives within expanded method choice, the government has followed its commitment to ensuring 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 the family size that is paramount for the development of Malawi.

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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.”


Malawi Commitment Objectives

  • Ensure universal access and coverage of sexual reproductive health and rights information and services.
  • Focus on providing comprehensive sexual education and a wide range of contraceptive options, including long-acting and reversible contraceptives (LARCs).
  • Aim for “no parenthood before adulthood” to safeguard the well-being and future opportunities of adolescents and young people.
  • Reduce teenage pregnancies by 5% annually until 2030, in line with the targets set in the Health Sector Strategic Plan II (HSSP II) for 2017-2021.
  • Eradicate child and early forced marriages to protect young individuals from harmful practices and promote their overall well-being.
  • Ensure that girls have the opportunity to complete their secondary education, empowering them and enabling better youth participation.
  • Harness the Demographic Dividend by investing in the youth and creating an environment conducive to their active engagement in society.
  • Increase the budgetary allocation for family planning commodities, as well as family planning and youth programming.
  • Foster collaboration and involvement of key stakeholders, including government sectors, civil society organizations (CSOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), parliamentarians, traditional leaders, and parents.
  • Empower and engage young people themselves in decision-making processes and implementation efforts to ensure their needs and perspectives are addressed effectively.
  • Achieve a decline in fertility rates to support sustainable development and the overall progress of Malawi.
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