In Malawi the population is growing by one person every minute. In the 1950s the population of Malawi was about three million. Today it is more than 19 million; that’s a 500% increase.
All of the projects with which Ripple Africa is involved in Malawi, whether it’s fish conservation, forest conservation, education or healthcare, the majority of the problems arise because of the rapid population growth.
Khumbolawo, a nurse midwife, and Watson, a health worker, are both employed by Ripple Africa and since June 2018 have been working on a family planning project to raise awareness in local schools and different community groups. We are working in conjunction with the local government health centres to educate about family size and the contraceptive methods available.
Take a look at our Family Planning and Sexual Health Report.