Mangochi is among the 11 districts that were affected in March, 2023 by Tropical Cyclone Freddy whose socioeconomic impacts are still being greatly felt. Many people including the youth and women were cut off from accessing essential services as important roads were damaged with their bridges washed away by the cyclone-induced floods that ensued.
Thus, efforts to promote the uptake of Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) Services in rural and remote parts of Mangochi have seen Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYWs) accessing information and services through outreach activities which YONECO, with financial and technical support from UNFPA, is currently conducting in some parts of the district.
The demand creation for the provision of integrated mobile SRHR and GBV service campaigns are being conducted in the areas of five Traditional Authorities (T/As) in the district namely Makanjira, Lulanga, Katuli, Bwananyambi, and Jalasi.
The interventions are part of a broader Project which is being led by various UN agencies called Border Districts and Community-Based Conflict Prevention and Peace Building Project in Malawi. The project is focusing on Mulanje and Mangochi districts with the aim of strengthening capabilities to mitigate and respond to existing and projected conflict at the community level.