Quick Facts

  • Officially the Republic of Malawi
  • Independence: 1964 (from UK)
  • Capital: Lilongwe (pop. 905,000)
  • Economy: based on agriculture
  • Official language: English
  • Divided into 28 districts within three regions
  • Climate: hot in low lying areas in the south and temperate-type climate in north
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Population: 17,964,697
  • Literacy rate: 65.8%
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • A multiparty democracy
  • President Arthur Peter Mutharika (since 2014)

Healthcare Statistics

  • Maternal mortality rate: 634/100,000
  • Infant mortality rate: 46.26/1,000
  • Life expectancy: 60.66 years
  • Health expenditures: 8.3% GDP
  • Physician density: 0.02/1,000
  • Hospital bed density: 1.3/1,000
  • HIV/AIDS adults prevalence rate: 10.04%
  • Infectious disease risk: very high
  • Infectious diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, dengue fever, schistosomiasis, rabies
  • Infectious disease updates: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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