The role of the media in the fight against antibiotic resistance: Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

Everyone has a role to play in bringing awareness to antibiotic resistance. The media has an important role in understanding the issue of antibiotic resistance and disseminating the message accurately to the general public, potentially leading to behavioural and policy change. To kickstart World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019, Malawi’s Ministry of Health and Population, together with key stakeholders, held a press briefing event on 18 November, 2019, at the Public Health Institute of Malawi (PHIM) in Lilongwe, Malawi in a bid to increase media knowledge on antibiotic resistance and its effects as a means of increasing public awareness.

AFIDEP at the 8th African Population Conference (APC)

The 8th African Population Conference (APC) is an event that brings together scientists, policymakers, practitioners, civil society organisations, international organisations, donors and other stakeholders from Africa and across the world in the population field. The conference is organised by the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) and will be hosted by the Government of

ICPD@25: Malawi makes her Commitments to “Accelerate the Promise”

The Government of Malawi has risen to the global challenge and submitted a series of ambitious targets ahead of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi in November 2019. AFIDEP facilitated a successful National Symposium on Population and Development on 30th October 2019 in Lilongwe, Malawi, to promote discussion on the content of National Commitments.

AFIDEP’s Dr Zulu panellist at Berlin event discussing population dynamics and achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs)

The KfW (Kreditanstalt Für Wiederaufbau) German Development Bank is bringing together various stakeholders for a discussion on how growing populations affect the realisation of global sustainable development goals. The lunch-event tagged ‘Africa’s Demographic challenge‘ takes place on 5 November 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The event will kick off with a gallery walk to actively

AFIDEP joins African policymakers at regional forum to inform national actions and commitments ahead of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25

Members of Parliament (MPs) who serve on parliamentary committees of health from 22 countries across Africa, and other stakeholders in family planning, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) on the continent convened in Munyonyo, Uganda between 30-31 October 2019 for the 11th Network of African Parliamentary Committees of Health (NEAPACOH) meeting. The

National Symposium on Population and Development: Accelerating Malawi’s Promise

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) facilitated the event with Prof. Nyovani Madise, AFIDEP Director of Research and Development Policy and Head of the Malawi office, presenting on the ‘Status of ICPD Programme of Action in Malawi’. She noted that though the country had done well in the adoption of contraceptive use, with 58% of Malawian women using modern methods of contraception in 2016 up from 7% in 1992, there is still room for improvement as only 32% of unmarried adolescents aged 15-19 years were using modern methods of contraception in 2016 up from 17% in 2000. 

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