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🌍 Happy World Sexual Health Day 2023! 🌟

In a world abundant with information, let us pause and reflect on the essence of consent as we celebrate this year’s theme.

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EMPOWERED to Tackle GBV Among AGYW In Phalombe: 136 health care workers in Phalombe undergo training of trainers in Gender-Based Violence

Malawi EMPOWER Project on 30th November 2022 awarded 21 health care workers with certificates after completing the training of trainers in

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Reaching adolescent girls and young women with SRH/HIV and GBV Services within their Communities   

It is a sunny Friday afternoon at Thukuta Village, Traditional Authority Ngokwe in Machinga District. About 65 adolescent girls and young women

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Empowering young women to actively participate in socio-economic development

In 2019, Catherine was without hope and motivation to engage in any economic activity. Catherine had lost confidence in herself in 2018 when her

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“Knowing my HIV status changed my life”- Story of Rebecca from Zomba, Malawi

For three years, 15-year-old Rebecca from Zomba in Malawi was afraid to get tested for HIV. Rebecca never had sex in her life. Her fears emanated

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Expanded access to PrEP contributes to HIV prevention among girls and young women in Zomba and Machinga

The Expanding Malawi HIV/AIDS Prevention with Local Organizations Working for an Effective Epidemic Response (EMPOWER) Activity is intensifying

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The Expanding Malawi HIV/AIDS Prevention with Local Organizations Working for an Effective Epidemic

A group of Adolescent Girls and Young Women reading a flier about PrEP, distributed by Malawi EMPOWER Project, which enables them to make informed decisions. EMPOWER works towards increasing PrEP initiation and continuation to improve HIV prevention outcomes. FHI 360 Pakachere Institute for Health and Development Communication Christian Health Association of Malawi - CHAM ... See MoreSee Less
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An adolescent girl at the Tikondane DREAMS club in Phalombe engages with an informative poster on HIV self-testing, distributed by the USAID's funded Malawi EMPOWER project. This empowering moment equips her with the necessary information to make informed decisions before proceeding with HIV self-testing and ensures she follows the correct steps for testing. Prior to this, she had the opportunity to attend a health talk session on the same provided by EMPOWER's clinical outreach team. Pakachere Institute for Health and Development Communication Christian Health Association of Malawi - CHAM ... See MoreSee Less
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Witness the transformative power of accessibility as the USAID's funded EMPOWER Project brings integrated sexual reproductive health and HIV services to DREAMS clubs in communities. “This innovative arrangement has become a lifeline for us, providing convenience and a safe space away from health facilities where we may encounter our parents or their acquaintances who could inadvertently breach our privacy. This intervention captures the essence of youth-friendly care, empowering us to take control of our sexual health journey in a supportive and welcoming environment. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to EMPOWER Project for this empowering initiative.” Says Monica Chilemba of Titukulane DREAMS Club in Phalombe. ... See MoreSee Less
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Witness the contagious joy and satisfaction radiating from these young learners at Siyamanga Primary School in Phalombe. Their beaming smiles and jubilant celebration capture the essence of accomplishment as they bask in the glory of their outstanding performance in the end-of-term examinations. This heartwarming image exemplifies the transformative power of access to quality education, igniting a spark within these girls and paving the way for their bright future. Their achievements stand as a testament to the immense impact education can have on young minds, empowering them to dream big and reach for the stars. Alongside their educational achievements, they also benefit from the USAID’s funded EMPOWER Project, which provides integrated services for sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and HIV. This support adds to their optimism and ensures they can continue their educational journey with confidence. ... See MoreSee Less
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#TBT Bringing laughter and hope to the darkest times: In a remarkable moment of resilience and strength, Ethel Kasiya found joy amidst adversity as she accessed HIV testing services at Shukran Orphanage. Following the destruction caused by Cyclone Freddy, this picture captures the collaborative efforts of the USAID-funded project, EMPOWER, the Ministry of Health, and partners of the DREAMS initiative. Together, they responded to the pressing need for HIV services and essential health commodities, such as condoms and family planning, in the camps where victims of Cyclone Freddy found shelter. This heartwarming image symbolizes the power of healthcare to bring laughter and hope, even during the most challenging circumstances. ... See MoreSee Less
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