Fact Sheets

Although national HIV prevalence decreased from 12 percent in 2004 to 10.6 percent in 2010, Malawi continues to face a severe epidemic. There are an estimated 1.1 million Malawians living with HIV and over 771,000 orphaned children, many due to AIDS.

USAID collaborates with development partners and civil society to address rapid population growth, which remains a significant development challenge in Malawi. In fact, the population is expected to nearly triple by 2040 which will further stress the country’s overwhelming issue of food insecurity.

Malawi faces a range of challenges to sustainably finance and efficiently manage the delivery of high-quality health services. There is a severe shortage of adequately trained health personnel across all professional cadres, and it is difficult to train, retain, supervise, and manage existing workers within the health system. There are also critical gaps in supply chain management, information systems, and infrastructure.

USAID Malawi works with the Government of Malawi (GoM) to address health-related challenges such as HIV/ AIDS, malaria, and undernourishment. While the country now has access to some of the commodities that can help fight several of these national challenges, in many cases, the country struggles to get these resources to the people who need them.

To address the critical need of developing Afghanistan’s higher education sector, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) established the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) in 2006.  USAID is funding the construction of a new dormitory at AUAF through its women’s empowerment program, Promote.

Долбоордун максаты – кургак учуктун таралышын азайтуу жана Кыргыз Республикасында дарыга туруктуу кургак учуктун мындан ары өнүгүшүн солгундатуу. Ошондой эле, долбоор Кыргыз Республикасынын саламаттыкты сактоо системасын күчөтүү аркылуу калктын аярлуу топтору үчүн кургак учук боюнча сапаттуу кызматтарга тең укуктуу жетүүнү колдойт.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funds the Training, Economic Empowerment, Assistive Technologies and Medical Rehabilitation (TEAM) project to increase availability and access to programs that help persons with disabilities in conflict-affected countries.

The U.S. Agency for International Development partners with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the IOM X campaign to encourage safe migration and public action to stop human trafficking and raise awareness among youth about the dangers of being exploited.

The USAID Clean Power Asia Initiative works with Lower Mekong countries and other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states to encourage power sector investments in environmentally-friendly, clean energy sources. The initiative specifically focuses on bringing greater quantities of renewable energy into the region’s electricity grids.

The goal of the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project in the Kyrgyz Republic is to improve the nutritional status of children under the age of two and women of reproductive age.


Last updated: October 28, 2016