USAID/Malawi Health, Population and Nutrition

Speeches Shim

Over the last two decades, Malawi has achieved dramatic gains in many health indicators by focusing on the improved delivery of essential health services. Malawi is one of a few sub-Saharan African countries that achieved Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 for child survival by 2015. The Government of Malawi (GoM) reduced maternal mortality by 53 percent between 1990 and 2013 and increased the contraceptive prevalence rate from 7.4 in 1992 to 42 percent in 2010. With U.S. support, Malawi has reduced the number of HIV/AIDS deaths by 73 percent and the number of new HIV infections by 41 percent since 2003.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 11:30am