Malawi WHO Country Office


  • Bringing child health services closer to rural communities in Malawi Under the Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) programme, launched in Malawi in 2013, the Ministry of Health has been working with WHO to train community health workers to treat common childhood diseases.
  • Rabies in Malawi: A mother’s first-hand account One morning, Emma Laudon asked her son, Joseph, why he did not want go to school that day. He told her he had a bad headache and could not drink water or eat food. Later, he began to vomit and foam at the mouth. A visit to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, revealed Joseph had rabies. He was exhibiting signs of hydrophobia or fear of water – an advanced symptom of the disease. Because of hydrophobia, saliva was…
  • Over 11,000 people received first dose of Oral Cholera Vaccine at Kasinthula in Chikwawa district – Malawi Lilongwe: The Ministry of Health and World Health Organization in collaboration with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) implemented the Oral Cholera Vaccine campaign in the area around Kasinthula area in Chikwawa district from 10 to 15 August 2015. A final report produced by the District Health Office on 15 August shows that 11,474 people received the first dose of the Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) in Kasinthula area representing 93% coverage.
  • Malawi: Giving the smallest babies the best chance at life Malawi has one of the highest rates of preterm birth in the world. Nearly 1 in 5 babies are born before 37 weeks of gestation. Globally, complications of prematurity, such as difficulty in feeding, breathing and regulating body temperature, are the single largest cause of neonatal death. In order to survive, these babies need specialized care and equipment—resources most developing countries do not have. Malawi is no exception.When Dr Elizabeth Molyneux started treating preterm babies at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital…
  • Malawi commemorates 2015 World Health Day and launches the measles second dose – July 2015 Lilongwe: On 31 July 2015, the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health (MOH) in collaboration with partners commemorated the 2015 World Health Day. The theme for World Health Day this year is ‘How safe is food? From farm to plate, make food safe!’ At the same occasion the measles second dose for children campaign was also launched. The Guest of Honor was the Minister of Health, Honorable Dr Jean Kalilani, MP.