03 December 2022

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Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs)

The proportion of children with acute respiratory infection (ARIs) taken to health facilities increased from 19.6% in 2004 to 70% in 2010. There has been reduction in pneumonia case fatality from 18% in 2000 to 5.7 % in 2008.

Non-Communicable Disease (NCDs)

Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, and which can then ..

Malaria in children under five

Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease. The primary objective of treatment is to ensure complete cure. Children under 5 years of age are one of most vulnerable groups affected by malaria.

HIV and AIDS

With a national average adult HIV prevalence of 10.6% and about 50,000 deaths annually associated with HIV, Malawi, like most countries in the Southern African region still faces a severe HIV epidemic with resultant socio-economic development challenges.

HIV and AIDS

With a national average adult HIV prevalence of 10.6% and about 50,000 deaths annually associated with HIV, Malawi, like most countries in the Southern African region still faces a severe HIV epidemic with resultant socio-economic development challenges.

Early sex initiation before the age of 15 years is high with relatively high HIV prevalence among those aged 16-19 years at 11.7% (2010 MDHS). The continuing new infections are attributed to several factors among which the lack of safer sex negotiation skills among adolescents is paramount. While WHO recommends Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) for communities at risk, among adult males only 2.5% in the Northern, 10.1% in the Central and 37.8% in the southern regions of Malawi are circumcised.

Current health promotion emphasis/messaging:

Early detection, prevention and adherence to treatment

Care and Support through HIV Testing and Counselling

Avoidance of unprotected sex and use of male and female condoms

Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission and keeping mothers alive through ARTs

Medical male circumcision

STI prevention and treatment as well as partner communication

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