malawi

In recent years, Malawi has made progress in addressing infectious diseases and other pressing public health issues. Infant and under-five mortality rates have decreased significantly since the early 2000s, and HIV rates among adults age 15-49 have stabilised. However, despite these improvements, Malawi continues to carry a high burden of disease, and outbreaks of infectious disease continue to affect the people of Malawi. The five leading causes of death in Malawi are all preventable and treatable, and PHIM is committed to addressing these challenges at the national level with cooperation and innovation in order to have a lasting impact.

POPULATION:
15,263,000

GDP (USD):
$5.7 billion

TOTAL EXPENDITURE ON HEALTH (AS % OF GDP):
9.8%

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:
– HIV/AIDS
– Lower Respiratory Infections
– Malaria
– Diarrheal Disease
– Perinatal Conditions

AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Male: 57
Female: 58

INFANT MORTALITY:
53/1000 live births

CONTRACEPTIVE PREVALENCE:
46%

Source: WHO, World Bank, CDC, UNICEF