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.
In Beni city, North Kivu province, unidentified perpetrators looted two health facilities, burned down houses, and abducted civilians to help them transport stolen goods and livestock ... An inpatient was killed and a health worker injured ... Malawi ... Health workers were arrested, injured ...
Malawi’s Ministry of Health has put in place malaria control measures such as insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying with insecticides (IRS) supported by UNICEF and WHO ...The UN has been supporting the Malawi’s Ministry of Health to ensure the continuity of ...
Covax wants to vaccinate at least 20% of the African population by the end of 2021, with the first 3% - 90 million doses - going to health workers and other vulnerable groups ... Dr Charles Mwansambo, Malawi's health minister, told the BBC ... To restore public confidence, health officials in Malawi now plan to set fire to 16,000 unused doses.
• In January, the Preparedness Project carried out a joint assessment of the container lab sites in collaboration with the Ministry of Health with the aim to increase the testing capacities at Malawi’s border posts as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response.
Over the course of the pandemic, the stark political divide in the US around implementing public health measures has at times been as perplexing for public health officials as the virus itself ... It aims to build a healthy community without judgment or coercion, providing other health-focused services.
Malawi’s encampment policy prohibits refugees from staying outside their camp ... He said that while Malawi’s government might have legal justifications for the relocation, returning them to the camp would create serious problems at the country’s only refugee camp, such as school overcrowding, and a scramble for water and even health facilities.
MALAWI has ordered a sugar factory to suspend its operations after 41 workers tested positive for the novel coronavirus and one died, Malawi media reported on Friday ...News websiteNyasa Times reported that an Indian national who was part of a group of 41 who arrived in Malawi to work at the SalimaSugarFactory died on Monday.
The UN refugee agency UNHCR in Malawi said the directive was in line with the country’s encampment laws, but advised the government to reconsider ... Speaking in one of Malawi’s main languages, Chichewa, he told AFP he sought asylum in the southern African country 13 years ago, eventually setting up a small retail business, a food store.
“CPAR was thrilled to fulfill a young boy’s goal to bring drinking water to the children in Uganda, and to partner today to benefit so many more children in Malawi is really the story of our mutual commitment to give kids both health and hope.” ... (Malawi population.
USAIDMalawi supports the Government of Malawi (GOM) and their Ministry of Health (MOH) to improve health service, systems and outcomes as part of a broader vision for self-reliance and sustainable impact, which includes strengthening local institutions, systems, greater ownership and accountability, and increased private sector engagement.