With approximately $180 million in investment between 2006 and 2014, the U.S. Government’s Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI) has contributed to substantial scaling-up of malaria prevention and control interventions in Malawi. Nearly half of PMI’s funding in Malawi supports commodities to prevent and treat malaria, and PMI partners with the MoH to ensure that the most recent evidence is translated into policy and program implementation.
Malawi has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios globally, currently estimated at 574 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. Adolescent pregnancies comprise 25% of all births and 20% of maternal deaths. Neonatal mortality, often caused by birth asphyxia, premature birth, and infection, is estimated at 29 per 1,000 live births. Causes of under-five mortality include malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia.
USAID/Malawi is fully engaged in USAID Forward, as outlined in its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). Since the launch of it CDCS in 2013, USAID has provided over $10 million in direct grant support to Malawian organizations working in health, agriculture, and education. The financial management and procurement offices worked with local organizations to develop accounting, governance, human resource management, and procurement skills so they can better meet pre-award conditions.
Last updated: May 20, 2015