Focus countries

Malawi

As part of ADP’s scale-up phase from 2018 – 2023, Malawi is one of the new focus countries where ADP will be engaging its work. This page will be updated as ADP projects are implemented.

Country data

Country profile a
Human Development Index ranking 171
Population total (millions) 19
Gross national income per capita (USD) 1,064
Working poor at PPP $3.10 a day (% of total employment) 83
Public health expenditure (% of GDP) 9
Life expectancy at birth (years) 64
<5 mortality rate (per 1000 live births) 39
TB epidemiology b
TB incidence (per 100,000) 133
Deaths due to TB (per 100,000) 31
TB treatment coverage (%) 67
MDR-TB incidence (per 100,000) 2
Malaria epidemiology c
Cases of malaria (per 100,000) 237
Deaths due to malaria (per 100,000) 37
Children aged <5 years with fever who received treatment with any antimalarial (%) (2013) 33
NTDs epidemiology d
Population at risk of LF / coverage of PC (2013) 16,417,829 / 86%
Population at risk of OCH / coverage of PC 2,284,986 / 83%
SAC at risk of SCH / coverage of PC 7,066,970 / 64%
SAC at risk of STH / coverage of PC 7,335,119 / 88%

All data from 2017 unless stated. PC: preventive chemotherapy; STH: soil-transmitted helminths; LF: lymphatic filariasis; SCH: schistosomiasis; OCH: onchocerciasis.

  • UNDP, ‘International Human Development Indicators’ (website), UNDP, New York. Accessed 24 September 2018.
  • Global Health Observatory, ‘Tuberculosis country profiles’ (website), WHO, Geneva. Accessed on 24 September 2018.
  • Global Health Observatory, ‘Malaria country profiles’ (website), WHO, Geneva. Accessed on 24 September 2018.
  • Preventive Chemotherapy (PC) Data Portal (website), WHO, Geneva. Accessed on 24 September 2018.

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