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From Child Bride to Future Nurse

Written by: Lusayo Banda, Knowledge Management Officer, Breakthrough ACTION At the age of 15, Maness had to bear a burden people far older than her struggle with—parenting a newborn with barely any family support. When Maness’s parents…
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A Child Bride Reclaims Her Future

Written by: Lusayo Banda, Knowledge Management Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Soon after she got pregnant, Esnart Kazembe, only 17 years old, dropped out of school. Esnart’s story is far from rare in Malawi where 42% of girls are married by…
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Building Healthier Communities in Malawi Through Community Health Action Groups

Written by: Lusayo Banda, Knowledge Management Officer, Breakthrough ACTION From a distance, you can see a group of men and women seated in a small circle. They are very deep in discussion. As you get closer, you can hear them talking about…
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Equity and malaria: Who gets prioritized when a household doesn’t have enough mosquito nets?

Written by: Ashley Riley, Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION; Gabrielle Hunter, Malaria and Zika Technical Team Lead, Breakthrough ACTION; Meei Child, Communications Officer, Breakthrough ACTION In Malawi, fewer and fewer young boys sleep…

Encouraging Family Planning Counseling that Promotes Meaningful Choice

Despite recent gains in the use of modern contraceptives around the world, many women are still dissatisfied with their family planning methods and discontinuation remains high, particularly amongst postpartum women. In close collaboration…