Malawi : the Warm Heart of Africa

July 3, 2022


is a landlocked country in Southeastern Africa, bordered by Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique surrounding the southeast.

Malawi is nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa"

because of the friendliness of the people, which has estimated population of over 18 million with a growth rate of 3.32%.

Malawi's landmark, Lake Malawi, takes up about a third of Malawi's area.

Malawi's capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre, the third largest is Mzuzu and the fourth largest is its old capital Zomba.

Malawi, Mulanje Mountain

Malawi is among the world's least-developed countries.

The economy is heavily based in agriculture, with a largely rural population that is growing at a rapid rate.

The Malawian government depends heavily on outside aid to meet development needs, although this need (and the aid offered) has decreased since 2000. The Malawian government faces challenges in building and expanding the economy, improving education, healthcare, environmental protection, and becoming financially independent admits widespread unemployment.

Since 2005, Malawi has developed several programs that focus on these issues, and the country's outlook appears to be improving, with a rise in the economy, education and healthcare seen in 2007 and 2008.

College of Science and Technology, Lilongwe

According to the World Bank, it shows that the youth literacy had also increased from 68% in 2000 to 75% in 2015 This increase is primarily attributed to improved learning materials in schools, better infrastructure and feeding programmes that have been implemented throughout the school system.

Public expenditure on education in Southern Africa as a share of GDP, 2012 or closest year.However, attendance in secondary school falls to approximately 25%, with attendance rates being slightly higher for males.Dropout rates are higher for girls than boys, attributed to security problems during long walks to school, as girls face a higher prevalence of gender-based violence.

Malawi has a low life expectancy and high infant mortality.

Malawi has been making progress on decreasing child mortality and reducing the incidences of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

However, the country has been "performing dismally" on reducing maternal mortality and promoting gender equality.

Malawi has central hospitals, regional and private facilities. The public sector offers free health services and medicines, while non-government organizations offers services and medicines for fees.

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