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.|