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April 9, 2015

USAID/Malawi supports institutional strengthening and increased citizen participation in decision-making.  USAID provided significant assistance during Malawi’s May 2014 tripartite election for President, Parliament, and Local Councilors—the first election of its kind in Malawi’s history.  By raising awareness of electoral rights and processes, USAID’s Democracy and Governance office created a better and more informed electorate, ensured fewer irregularities during the election process, and spurred higher voter turnout.  Activities increased citizens’ opportunities for engaging with government officials and therefore cultivated democratic legitimacy and inclusion.

Program Elements

During the 2014 election, USAID increased civic electoral involvement by: 

September 12, 2013

USAID works with the Government of Malawi to maintain an uninterrupted supply of life-saving health commodities in facilities and communities. USAID’s efforts include direct procurement of voluntary medical male circumcision, anti-malaria, and family planning commodities; and secured storage and monthly distribution of anti-malaria and family planning commodities to all of the over 600 public health facilities in Malawi.

September 12, 2013

USAID partners with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Irrigation, Agriculture and Food Security to strengthen the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. USAID is committed to working with the Government of Malawi, other development partners, and civil society to increase the availability of quality WASH services in households, communities, schools and health facilities.

September 12, 2013

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Malawi.  In 2013, 20,335 new and relapse cases and 1,400 deaths were reported in Malawi.  The World Health Organization estimates that only 78% of TB cases are diagnosed in Malawi.

September 12, 2013

The Integrating Nutrition in Value Chains (INVC) project is designed to implement USAID’s Feed the Future (FTF) and Global Health Initiative (GHI) strategies with the aim to sustainably reduce rural poverty and improve nutritional outcomes. INVC, which is USAID/Malawi’s flagship FTF project, runs from April 2012-April 2015. 

September 12, 2013

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.


Last updated: November 06, 2015

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