The Ministry has been implementing the following activities in the 2013/2014 financial year:

1. Implemented preventive and health promotional programmes on TB, Malaria, bilhazia control, immunization campaigns for diseases such as polio, measles, tetanus and pneumonia.


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The Family Planning programme

The national FP programme of the RHD seeks to reduce unmet need for family planning services, unintended pregnancies as well as socio-economic disparities in contraceptive use through provision of voluntary comprehensive family planning services at all levels to all men, women and young people of reproductive age. Its objective is to strengthen availability, access to and utilization of family planning services at health facility and community levels.


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 Major Challenges

1. The control of a number of diseases such as Malaria still poses a big threat to health and lack of resources for indoor residual spraying and environmental control in high prevalence areas contributes to continuing health problems impacting on families, communities and the economy. 


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Providers of Health Care

The major providers of health care services in Malawi are the Ministry of Health, Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. 


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Support for fight against TB in Mining

The World Bank is supporting the Regional TB in mining Project (part of the Africa Regional Communicable Disease Control and Preparedness Program), which aims at controlling and or eliminating priority communicable diseases on the continent. Malawi is one of the four participating countries in the project. The overarching goal of the project is to increase utilization of key TB control and occupational lung diseases services in Malawi and strengthen the sub-region’s capacity to address such conditions.


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Health in Mining

Support for fight against TB in Mining

The World Bank is supporting the Regional TB in mining Project (part of the Africa Regional Communicable Disease Control and Preparedness Program), which aims at controlling and or eliminating priority communicable diseases on the continent. Malawi is one of the four participating countries in the project. The overarching goal of the project is to increase utilization of key TB control and occupational lung diseases services in Malawi and strengthen the sub-region’s capacity to address such conditions.

The project is important for the region as Southern Africa contributes significantly to the global burden of TB. A highly preventable and curable disease, the communicable disease is claiming a lot of lives. Southern Africa also has some of the highest TB/HIV co-infection rates in the world, which is tricky to treat; and there is an increasing threat of the Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) to the sub-region’s health and development gains. In addition the region faces the challenges of a disease burden tied to movement within and across borders among miners. Drivers of TB in mining among others include poor accommodation facilities, poor nutrition, poor ventilation and dust in the mines. 

Find the documents and the official letter of disclosure from the Principal Secretary of Health in the Press Releases section in the downloads link.