With funding from Department for International Development (DFID) through International Planned Parenthood (IPPF), FPAM is implementing Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) project in Kasungu and Lilongwe districts. Overall, the project aims at attaining improved Sexual and reproductive health and rights of poor, socially excluded and or underserved people, especially women, girls, youth, and disabled in Malawi. The project is operating across 27 countries, 24 in Africa and 3 in Asia, to deliver life-saving family planning services to previously underserved women and men.
In Malawi, the project is implemented by consortium partners of Options and Development Media International (DMI) and FPAM in delivering the WISH programme in Lilongwe and Kasungu districts. The project is also to engage ePACT who will be doing the third-party monitoring.
The project has 5 key performance indicators: Couple Years of Protection (CYP), Additional users, Young people under 20 years, users in poverty and sustainability.
Activities under WISH are done with the involvement of all key implementing partners at national, district and community levels. These include; the Ministry of Health (MOH), faith-based health facilities such as (CHAM) facilities and other service delivery partners under the social franchise network for the service delivery component.
Her Future Her Choice which aims at strengthening Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights is a 4 and half project running from 2019 to 2023 funded by the Global Affairs Canada through Oxfam Canada. The project is a multi country initiative covering 4 countries in Africa i.e. Malawi, Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Zambia
Oxfam Malawi is principle recipient, sub-granting to partners including FPAM.
Project Target Beneficiaries and Impact Areas
The project is being implemented in 2 districts in Malawi in two T/ As including Lilongwe – T/A Chimutu and T.A Maliri and in Balaka in T/A Amidu and T/A Kalembo
Target beneficiaries
68,680 young people aged between 10-24 years including service providers
Among other things the project aims at improving reproductive health, Improving women’s and girl’s chances of surviving pregnancy and childbirth, increasing access to contraceptives, lowering rates of adolescent pregnancy, improving response to STIs and HIV and preventing and reducing GBV for Adolescent Girls and Young Women.
This project is funded by Global Fund and is being implemented in Lilongwe district with a focus of reducing HIV incidences among adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 24.
This project is being implemented in partnerships with 2 other organizations including Plan Malawi and Chinansi Foundation).
The project is also assisting 84 schools (62 primary schools and 22 secondary schools). Girls meet and are encouraged to socialize and share SRHR information.
The project also aims to prevent new HIV infections among girls aged 10-24 years.
The project is contributing directly to FPAM Strategic Plan four which is to increase awareness of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) information and services to 6,500,000 people.
With funding from Amplify Change through International Planned Parenthood (IPPF), FPAM is implementing a Because We Can project. The 2-year project seeks to contribute to positive changes in SRHR and Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) policies and laws.
– In collaboration with Partners in Sexual Health (PSH) the project is also implemented in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and Zambia.
A project being implemented by a consortium of five organizations namely Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM), Plan International, Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), Amref Health Africa and the Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education (CYECE).
The Yes I Do (YID) Alliance is a partnership between Plan, Amref, Choice for youth, Rutgers and KIT together with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The alliance in Malawi is a partnership comprised of Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM), Amref Health Africa, Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education (CYECE), Centre for Social Research and Plan as a lead organization. There are five pathways for the project which alliance partners focus on. CHRR focuses on Social movement, Advocacy and Lobbying with their renowned expertise in legal issues; Amref concentrates its efforts on provision of Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health services while FPAM focuses on Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Health Rights; CYECE implements youth engagement activities while Plan International is the lead of the Alliance, and also implements youth economic empowerment activities coupled with community mobilization. The YID Alliance is a collaboration of five Dutch NGOs (Plan Nederland, Rutgers, Amref, KIT and CHOICE) to combat child marriage (CM) and teenage pregnancy (TP) focusing on young girls and their communities in order to make sure that adolescent girls can decide if, when and whom to marry and if, when and with whom to have children and to protect girls from FGM/C. The programme runs from 2016 – 2020 (5 Years).
The envisioned impact is that adolescent girls can decide if, when and whom to marry, and if when and with whom to have children, and are protected from Child marriage and Teenage pregnancy. Approximately 50% of girls in Malawi are married before the age of 18, the eighth highest child marriage rate in the world (End Child Marriage, 2012). This situation has been fuelled by prevailing socio-cultural factors, and a legal and policy environment that predisposes girls to child marriages. Although parliament adopted the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Bill in 2015, raising the minimum age of marriage from 16 to 18, and also adopting the constitutional amendment that has set the minimum age for marriage at 18, there still remain challenges of ensuring that the adopted legislations are enforced.
The project’s target areas include Lilongwe and Machinga-TA Liwonde, where all the pathways for the project are concentrated.
Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) with other consortium partners is implementing activities of Nzatonse III project in Ntcheu and Neno districts. The project aims at Strengthening Public-Private Partnership in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and its goal is to improve knowledge and acceptance of modern family planning (FP) methods and improve access to sexual and reproductive health and rights services using a rights-based and gender-sensitive approach.
The project targets Youth and Women and men in hard to reach rural areas. FPAM provides Integrated Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights services using three models namely; static clinics in both districts, three teams who provide mobile outreach services in hard to reach areas in the districts, and community based services through Community Reproductive Health Promoters (CRHPs), Community Based Distribution Agents (CBDAs) and peer educators including Youth Action Movement (YAM) structures.
This is a continuation of the N’zatonse Project where it builds on the deliverables of phase I and II. N’zatonse III aims at improving access and use of Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services in rural areas while ensuring that the behaviour of the target population is better adapted to the needs of individuals as well as the nation. In addition to serving men and women in the reproductive age (15-49), the project have a special focus on unmarried and nulliparous youths (aged 10-24 years), improving their access to long acting and reversible contraceptives (LARC).
The overall project goal of the N’zatonse III Project is to ensure that access to and use of high quality essential health package (EHP) services is improved, especially in the area of sexual and reproductive health. Of the three expected project outputs, FPAM contributes towards output1which ensures access to quality, affordable SRHR services in rural areas.
The N’zatonse III project is implemented in Ntcheu and Neno where it has existing structures which were set up and strengthened under N’zatonse I and II. The project is implemented through static, mobile outreach and Community based models. The project implementation started in March 2020 and will end in December 2020.

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