Malawi

Bixon who has severely neglected clubfoot sits outside his house with his family
  • 2.6m People with disability [1]
  • 50,000 People who are blind [2]
  • 51% People live in poverty [3]

Malawi is a predominately agricultural country in Southern Africa trying to deal with the impact of a rapidly growing population and HIV/AIDS epidemic which has left one million children orphaned by the disease.

Its economy is showing some signs of stability even though half of its 17 million people are estimated to be living in poverty. The challenges for healthcare remain great.

CBM has been working with partners in Malawi since the early 1970s, preventing blindness, improving health and helping people with disabilities go to school, earn a living, access health care/rehabilitation and secure respect in their communities.

  • [1] 15% of population - WHO estimate that 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability.
  • [2] IAPB, Vision Atlas.
  • [3] World Bank.


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