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.
|Gross domestic product (GDP)||$ 22,420,000,000|
|GDP growth rate||4.00%|
|GDP per capita||$ 1,200|
|GDP by sector|
|Proportion of the population below the national poverty line||53%|
|Distribution of household income|
|Industrial production growth rate||4.00%|
|Investment volume||49.9% of GDP|
|National debt||59.20% of GDP|
|Foreign exchange reserves||$ 613,500,000|