Health Issues in Malawi

Health Issues in Malawi

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries. Access to health care is very limited due in part to a largely rural population and few financial resources. Of its 13.2 million people, 85% live in rural areas where subsistence farming is their primary of income. Adult and child mortality rates are staggeringly high, the number of women who die in childbirth has tripled since 1990, and is one of the highest rates in the world. Over 40% of the children under the age of five are moderately to severely stunted from malnutrition.

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