Malawi WHO Country Office


  • Self-testing helps combat HIV in adolescents An HIV self-testing project in Malawi raises the rate of adolescents tested to over 80%. WHO encourages countries to conduct pilot programmes on HIV self-testing so information can be gathered and the role self-tests can be evaluated. Better access to self-testing helps adolescents who need further support for prevention, treatment and care of HIV. Concerns about confidentiality and privacy are one of the key barriers to HIV testing services for adolescents. Read the full story
  • 84% of flood victims living in camps and people from surrounding villages immunized against Cholera in Nsanje - Malawi Lilongwe, Malawi: 11 May 2015: The preliminary analysis reports from Nsanje District Health Office, in Malawi have shown that close to 135, 000 Internally Displaced Persons and the people from surrounding communities have so far received the Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV) in Nsanje district. This in general represents 84% of the target population (134,603/160,482) that received the OCV.
  • Malawi completes round one of the oral cholera vaccination campaign in Nsanje District Lilongwe 13 April 2015: From 30 March to 4 April 2015 the Ministry of Health and partners completed the first round of the Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign in the southern district of Nsanje which borders with Mozambique.
  • WHO Malawi calls for continued efforts to ‘reach, treat and cure everyone’ on World TB Day Lilongwe, 8 April 2015: Malawi joined the rest of the world in commemorating World TB Day under the theme 'reach, treat, cure everyone' which is a continuation of last year’s theme of 'reach the 3 million' cases that do not get the care that they need globally. The ceremony took place at Chinkusa ground in Mzimba district on 24 March 2015.
  • WHO convened cross-border meeting between Malawi and Mozambique to intensify cholera outbreak control Lilongwe, 27 March 2015 – The WHO country office in Malawi on 25 March convened a meeting between Malawi and Mozambique in the Mwanza district to discuss the cholera outbreak situation in bordering districts and provinces of the two countries among others. The meeting which was chaired by Dr Charles Mwansambo, Chief of Health Services in Malawi was organised to facilitate discussions and agreements on common approaches which the two countries can adopt to address the on-going cholera outbreak precipitated…