CDC has been in Malawi since 2001. CDC, U.S. government and local partners help the Malawi Ministry of Health (MoH) achieve national public health goals by training health workers and by providing technical and financial assistance to improve surveillance systems, medical informatics, monitoring and evaluation, laboratories, care and treatment, and prevention efforts throughout the country.
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Malawi at a Glance
Per capita income: $900
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 62/58 yrs
Under 5 mortality: 84/1000 live births
Source: Central Intelligence Agency. (2014). The World Factbook: Malawi. Retreived March 2015.
Top 10 Causes of Death
- HIV/AIDS 25%
- Lower respiratory infections 12%
- Diarrheal diseases 8%
- Malaria 8%
- Cerebrovascular disease 4%
- Ischemic Heart Disease 4%
- Conditions arising during perinatal period 3%
- Tuberculosis 3%
- Road traffic accidents 2%
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1%
Source: Bowie, C. (2011). “Burden of Disease Estimates for 2011 and the potential effects of the Essential Health Package on Malawi’s health burden.” Blantyre: University of Malawi, College of Medicine.
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