In recent decades, Malawi has been waging a conscious and
successful fight against poverty, but about 40 percent of
the population still lives below the poverty line. Visit AbbreviationFinder to see the definitions of MWI and acronym for Malawi. About 80
percent of the population has access to clean water (2008).
Nearly half of children under five are malnourished.
Like most countries in southern Africa, Malawi is
severely affected by HIV/AIDS; 11 percent of the
population aged 15-49 are estimated to be infected (2009).
Although 12 percent of public spending is spent on health
care (2009), the availability of healthcare is very poor;
there are eleven hospital beds (2007) and fewer than one
doctor (2008) per 10,000 residents. Qualified personnel are
available for just over half of the births.