UNFPA Malawi

With persistently high fertility and more than half of its people under age 18, Malawi’s population is growing rapidly and expected to reach 15.7 million by 2015. Although maternal mortality has declined, it remains high. High rates of HIV show no signs of leveling off -- one factor in Malawians short life expectancy. Since 1979, UNFPA has been working with Malawi to improve reproductive health, prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. It is also working with the government to incorporate population dynamics in development planning.

Data overview View more

Población

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Salud materna y neonatal

  • Partos atendidos por personal de salud cualificado

Salud sexual y reproductiva

  • Tasa de prevalencia del uso de anticonceptivos, cualquier método

  • Demanda no satisfecha

Educación

Fecundidad

Tasa de fecundidad total, mujeres, 2010-2015

Esperanza de vida

Esperanza de vida al nacer, 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Malawi View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Esperanza de vida

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Malawi in 2018 View more

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Maternal death notification

At least 25 per cent of the estimated maternal deaths were notified

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

Gender-based violence in emergencies

At least 15 of the 18 minimum standards were applied for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Migration in census

Censuses in place included questions on migration

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Vulnerability mapping

Mapping was generated and used to illustrate the vulnerability of population to disasters and humanitarian crises

Fistula treatment

1277 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

380 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

385629 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

10 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

396 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

10 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

741 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Maternal death notification

At least 25 per cent of the estimated maternal deaths were notified

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

Gender-based violence in emergencies

At least 15 of the 18 minimum standards were applied for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Migration in census

Censuses in place included questions on migration

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Vulnerability mapping

Mapping was generated and used to illustrate the vulnerability of population to disasters and humanitarian crises

Fistula treatment

1277 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

380 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

385629 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

10 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

396 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

10 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

741 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • Ganancias
  • Principales
  • Non - core

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