ACCESS TO HEALTH ;LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND.

ACCESS TO HEALTH ;LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND.

A huge investment into the health sector by the government, private sector and the development partners will translate into nothing if a particular section of the society is left out .Indeed, discrimination against some individuals in health services provision is a sure recipe for disaster and counterproductive in the efforts to create a health society

MASA ENGAGES TEACHERS ON SEXUALITY AND GENDER RIGHTS.

MASA ENGAGES TEACHERS ON SEXUALITY AND GENDER RIGHTS.

Gender based Violence (GBV) is one driving force of HIV/AIDS epidemic worldwide. In Malawi GBV cases, especially against women, dominate the headlines. This is due to ignorance on human rights and gender equality. It is evenly noted that lack of comprehensive knowledge on human rights makes many victims of GBV and sexual harassment unaware of any violation. In the same vein, the victims are not even aware of where to seek assistance from. Nonetheless, the fight against HIV and AIDS is contingent on understanding how gender and GBV increase the HIV risk of women, men and children

EMBRACING AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO SRH EDUCATION

EMBRACING AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO SRH EDUCATION

Knowledge of Sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including HIV/AIDS, is fundamentally important to a healthy life, especially among the youth. Consequently, the modern world expects teachers to shed more light on SRH and HIV/AIDS, and other relevant topics in their classrooms. Due to cultural sensitivities, teachers are not freed up to tackle such topics openly and decisively. Worse still, even the general teaching approach spelt in the secondary school curriculum, in this case, leaves a lot to be desired. This all works to the disadvantage of the youth who receive little accurate information about sexuality. This can leave them susceptible to coercion, abuse, unintended pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

STUDENTS WITH DREAMS PROGRAMME; AN EYE OPENER FOR THE YOUTH

STUDENTS WITH DREAMS PROGRAMME; AN EYE OPENER FOR THE YOUTH

In a country where young people under the age of 30 form 70% of the population, it would have been expected that innovation and creativity would have been the norm and not the deviation. However, the situation is very antithetical for Malawi .The youth are facing a litany of challenges ranging from unemployment, higher incidences of HIV/AIDS, drug and substance abuse and early marriages among other pressing social issue. Such pressing social issues prevent the youth from realizing their potential to the fullest.Indeed ,the level of contribution of young people to the socio-economic development of the country leaves a lot to be desired

Expanding the arts ecosystem in Malawi

Expanding the arts ecosystem in Malawi

“There’s not much art in Malawi” was the refrain I heard from expats and Malawians alike as I asked around about the art scene in the country. I was skeptical. I have always firmly believed that wherever there are people, there is art.

Viktorya, who was a GHC Fellow working with AGHCA from July 2016- July 2017 reflects on the Arts Ecosystem in Malawi on the 'Americans for the Arts' blog.

Fear of poverty keeps our people poor

Fear of poverty keeps our people poor

Rodney Likaku, former Programme Officer for Students with Dreams, shares his thoughts on challenging the narrative of powerlessness so often tied to poverty and inspiring Malawi's youth to embrace bold ideas. Rodney is now a Lecturer in English language and literature at Chancellor College. Read more on Red Bull Amaphiko, a platform connecting social entrepreneurs around the world.