Population of Malawi: 16,323,044 (July 2012 est.). Approximately 10% of the population have HIV/Aids. The under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 (2010) is 112, one of the highest infant and child mortality rates in the world. A full report is given by the World Health organisation

One of the greatest challenges is building the capacity of Malawi’s health care system – especially in the rural areas – to cope with the enormous needs of the people. Other serious constraints include: the severe lack of trained health care professionals and para-professionals; limited access to health services, especially in rural areas and among the poor; an inefficient supply chain for drugs and other supplies; inadequate physical infrastructure; and limited laboratory capacity. The local health centres are most often poorly equipped with lack of transport to hospital.

Education in Malawi defines the current school system, suppported by the government, in Malawi. In remote poverty-stricken villages, support from charities greatly facilitates this process.

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