Women's Health in Malawi

Total Fertility Rate (TFR): 6.3
Female Life Expectancy at Birth: 47 years
Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: 54%
HIV Among Females, Ages 15-24, 2007/2008: 8.4%
Female Literacy Rate, Ages 15-24, 2000-04: 71%
Lifetime Risk of Maternal Death: 1 in 18


Maternal & Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP)

In Malawi, one out of 18 women dies in childbirth. Through MCHIP, JSI focuses on reducing maternal, neonatal and child mortality by strengthening health teams.

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In Malawi, the project is providing technical assistance to the Government of Malawi to improve the supply chain management of commodities including family planning and reproductive health supplies, HIV&AIDS commodities, as well as ACT for the treatment of clinical malaria.

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MTCT-Plus Implementation and Quality Assistance Project (2004-2006)

Through this initiative JSI built on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (pMTCT) efforts and provided comprehensive HIV primary care and ART for HIV-infected mothers and infants.

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