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Malawi

Malawi in the ECSA Health Community

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Malawi Joined ECSA in 1974 as a founding Member along with nine other member states. Since joining the ECSA Health Community, Malawi has hosted the ECSA Health Minister’s Conference twice in 1978 and 1994 and held the chairmanship of the Advisory Committee in 1983, 1991 and 2003.
The ministry of Health and population has consistently supported the activities and programmes of the ECSA Health community over the last three decades. Malawi’s financial contribution to the ECSA Health Community has ensured that the secretariat functions continue to be executed in a timely manner in line with the resolutions of the Ministers of health.
All subsequent ministers of Health in Malawi since 1974 have ensured that the country continues to share its experiences and challenges in implementation of various health programmes during ECSA forums such as the Directors expert committee, programme expert committees, the forums for best practice in health care and the annual ECSA Health Ministers Conference. Senior Ministry officials led by permanent secretaries have held various leadership roles in ECSA’s expert committees and played their part in ensuring the organization remains relevant, focused and responsive to the needs for the member countries.

1.0 Overview of key indicators

SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC

     

Indicator

Value

Year

Sources

Total Population

15,805

2014

Malawi National Statistical Office 2015

GDP Growth rate

 

2015

World Bank

Population dependency ratio (<16 and over 65 years)

3.0

   

Life expectancy at birth  (M/F)

53.7/56.6

2014

Malawi National Statistical Office 2015

Population Growth rate

2.8

2014

Malawi National Statistical Office 2015

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

     

Infant mortality rate  per 1000 LB

53

2014

Malawi MICS 2014

Maternal Mortality Ratio per 100 000 LB

574

2014

Malawi MICS 2014

Under 5 mortality rate

85

2014

Malawi MICS 2014

Births attended by skilled health personnel

87.4

2014

Malawi MICS 2014

Contraceptive prevalence

58.6

2014

Malawi MICS 2014

Full immunization coverage

71.5

2014

Malawi MICS 2014

ANC coverage

96.1

2014

Malawi MICS 2014

Unmet need for FP

19.4

2014

Malawi MICS 2014

Total fertility rate

5

2014

Malawi MICS 2014

HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

     

Adult (15-49) HIV prevalence

10.3

2014

UNAIDS GARP report

New HIV infections (annual estimate)

34,000

214

UNAIDS GARP report

Condom use at last high risk sexual encounter

Women:57.2

Men:      69.9

2014

Malawi MICS 2014

PMTC coverage

79

214

UNAIDS GARP report

Mother-To-Child Transmission rate

13

214

UNAIDS GARP report

TB prevalence per 100 000 population

334

2014

WHO TB country profile

TB treatment success rate

82

2014

WHO country profile

Percent of household with at least one ITN  for every 2 people

33.9

2014

Malawi MICS 2014

HEALTH SYSTEMS

     

General government expenditure on health as % of GDP

18.5

2014

WHO country cooperation Strategy

No. of doctors per 1 000 population

0.019

2014

WHO country cooperation Strategy

No. of nurses per 1 000 population

0.283

 

WHO country cooperation Strategy

Client Satisfaction rate

No data

   
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