Malawi (/məˈlɔːwi/, /məˈlɑːwi/ or /ˈmæləwi/; Chichewa:[maláβi] or [maláwi]), officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Malawi is over 118,000km2 (45,560sqmi) with an estimated population of 16,777,547 (July 2013 est.). Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre and the third is Mzuzu. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is also nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa".
Malawi is among the smallest countries in Africa. Lake Malawi takes about a third of Malawi's area.
Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique, is an African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. It is the ninth largest lake in the world and the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa. It is home to more species of fish than any other lake, including about 1000 species of cichlids. The Mozambique portion of the lake was officially declared a reserve by the Government of Mozambique on June 10, 2011, and in Malawi a portion of the lake is included in the Lake Malawi National Park. Lake Malawi is a meromictic lake; permanent stratification and the oxic-anoxic boundary are maintained by moderately small chemical and thermal gradients.
Lake Malawi is between 560 kilometres (350mi) and 580 kilometres (360mi) long, and about 75 kilometres (47mi) wide at its widest point. The total surface area of the lake is about 29,600 square kilometres (11,400sqmi). The lake has shorelines on western Mozambique, eastern Malawi, and southern Tanzania. The largest river flowing into it is the Ruhuhu River, and there is an outlet at its southern end, the Shire River, a tributary that flows into the very large Zambezi River in Mozambique.
Kazione Kulisewa, a consultant psychiatrist at KamuzuUniversity of Health Sciences in Malawi agreed that mental health takes a backseat compared to the other physical conditions, but explained that in countries such as Malawi, where there are multiple competing health priorities ...
- Rwanda, Ghana, Malawi, Senegal and Uganda are the first five countries to commit to join the Accord. Health officials in these countries will help identify and resolve hurdles beyond supply to inform the rollout in all 45 lower-income countries. - Pfizer calls upon global health ...
The Accord seeks to greatly reduce the health inequities that exist between many lower-income countries and the rest of the world ... We will work closely with global health leaders to make improvements in diagnosis, education, infrastructure, storage and more ... RWANDA UNITED STATES GHANA AFRICA MALAWI UGANDA SWITZERLAND SENEGAL NORTH AMERICA EUROPE.
Today, we were joined by Rwanda, Ghana, Senegal, Malawi & Uganda as we launched a new initiative to help close the global health equity gap & enable sustained access to medicines and vaccines in 45 lower-income countries ... in health education, infrastructure and diagnosis.
Malawi has rolled out a vaccination campaign to help stop an outbreak of cholera. Authorities report more than 350 cases and 17 deaths from cholera across eight districts of southern Malawi. Malawi’s Ministry of Health declared the cholera outbreak in early March after the first case was confirmed in the Machinga district in southern Malawi.
Meanwhile, the Malawi government, through the ministry of health, is conducting health education on safe water for domestic use and personal hygiene, among others, in the affected areas ...The Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak in Malawi on March 3 after a case was confirmed in one of the country's laboratories in the Machinga district.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Health authorities in Mozambique declared a polio outbreak Wednesday after confirming that a child in the country's northeastern Tete province had been paralyzed by the disease. The case in Mozambique is the second imported case of polio in southern Africa this year, following a case discovered in Malawi in mid-February.
Mozambique has identified its first case of wild polio in three decades following the genetic sequencing of a similar strain of the childhood disease in Malawi earlier this year ...Polio eradication has been one of the great global health success stories and wild poliovirus is now endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Prosecutors want him sentenced to compulsory mental health care, saying he was in a "strongly deviating state of mind" during last year's attack, according to charging documents obtained by The Associated Press... JOHANNESBURG -- Health authorities in Mozambique declared a polio ...
Mozambique health authorities declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus on Wednesday, the first in the southern African country in three decades ... Mozambique health authorities carried out two mass vaccination campaigns following the Malawi outbreak, in which 4.2 million children were vaccinated.
Mozambique has found a case of wild polio, the first in the country since 1992, just months after an infection was identified in neighbouring Malawi, the WorldHealthOrganisation said. ... As both cases in Mozambique and Malawi were of an imported strain it ...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Health authorities in Mozambique have declared a polio outbreak after confirming that a child in the country’s northeastern Tete province had been paralyzed by the disease. The case in Mozambique is the second imported case of polio in southern Africa this year, following a case discovered in Malawi in mid-February.