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AGYW health education session

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

We are up and running! Following the Phalombe District Executive Committee’s approval to expand Malawi EMPOWER Project into the district, we are conducting Gender Based Violence (GBV) training targeting health care workers (clinicians, HIV Diagnostic Assistants, Nurses). Scheduled from 28th-30th November 2022, the training aims at building the capacity of health care workers who interact with Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) at facility and community level in identifying and responding to GBV which affects AGYW; increases their vulnerability to HIV risk, decreases testing uptake and HIV status disclosure, and impacts ART/PREP initiation and adherence. Phalombe becomes the third district of implementation for the project. The other two districts are Zomba and Machinga. EMPOWER is building on its successes registered in Zomba and Machinga to ensure that targeted AGYW have access to high quality SRH/HIV integration services including post GBV clinical and non-clinical services based on the project’s minimum package. Pakachere Institute for Health and Development Communication Christian Health Association of Malawi - CHAM FHI 360 USAID Malawi ... See MoreSee Less
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On this International Day of the Girl Child, we celebrate the strides Malawi EMPOWER Project has made in ensuring that adolescent girls have access to quality integrated sexual reproductive health services that enable them to mature into liberated, wise women of the future. Since the project’s inception in March 2020, the project has reached over 100,000 adolescent girls and young women in Zomba and Machinga districts with integrated sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention and gender-based violence services. Invest in girls to balance inequalities that marginalize them. ... See MoreSee Less
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EMPOWER Project joins the world in celebrating #IDG2022 under the theme " Our time is now—our rights, our future”. Malawi EMPOWER Project realizes that access to quality sexual and reproductive health services is a lifeline for many girls. Thus, lack of sexual and reproductive health services can lead to HIV acquisition, teenage pregnancies, increased sexually transmitted infections, early marriages, gender-based violence, and even loss of lives. To protect the lives of girls so they realize their dreams, Malawi EMPOWER Project, with funding from USAID, provides standardized SRH/HIV integration services namely Individual risk assessment and risk reduction counselling; GBV and post violence clinical and non-clinical care and support; condom distribution and skills building; STI screening diagnosis and treatment ; HIV testing including Index testing and HIV self-testing , family planning including emergency contraception and Pre-exposure prophylaxis and Sexual Reproductive Health ( SRH) information to adolescent girls and young women in Machinga and Zomba districts. The project conducts systematic referrals to hybrid facilities for services that cannot be provided in mobile clinical outreach like PrEP initiation ad Post exposure prophylaxis. What are you doing to support the girl child? Happy International Day of the Girl Child! ... See MoreSee Less
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