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.

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  • 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



Tasa de fecundidad total, mujeres, 2010-2015

Esperanza de vida

Esperanza de vida al nacer, 2010-2015

Prácticas nocivas

Matrimonio infantil a los 18 años, porcentaje, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Malawi Ver más

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Esperanza de vida

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Malawi in 2018 Ver más
Expenditure Ver más

Programme activities

  • Ganancias
  • Principales
  • Non - core