Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Responding to COVID-19 in Malawi
UNICEF and its partners are on the ground to respond to COVID-19 in Malawi
The Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 has upended the lives of children and their families around the world.
In Malawi, as of 1 May 2022, there are now 85,788 confirmed cases and 2,634 deaths.1
UNICEF is supporting the Government of Malawi to support and strengthen its COVID -19 national response activities in the country. UNICEF is also working with the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator, WHO, UN Agencies, and other development partners to ensure preventative actions in communities across Malawi with risk communication, providing handwashing supplies, hygiene and medical kits to health facilities and monitoring the impact of the outbreak to support continuity of care, education and social services. We are engaging media and stakeholders to tackle misinformation so that children, pregnant women and their families know how to prevent COVID-19.
Read the latest UNICEF Malawi COVID-19 Situation Report
Latest news and updates on COVID-19 response in Malawi
Stories and features
Stay informed, Stay Safe
School children talk about the impacts of COVID-19
Real-Time Evaluation of COVID-19 Response
Look for reliable information on COVID-19 through UNICEF or World Health Organization.
If you are feeling unwell with COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and call National COVID-19 Hotline: 54747.
What you need to know about the virus to protect you and your family
Everyone is talking about coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and everywhere you look there’s information on the virus and how to protect yourself from it. Knowing the facts is key to being properly prepared and protecting yourself and your loved ones. Sadly, there’s a lot of information out there that is incorrect. Misinformation during a health crisis leaves people unprotected and vulnerable to the disease and spreads fear and stigmatization.
Be sure to get your facts from reliable sources, like UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). UNICEF is working with global health experts around the clock to provide accurate information. Information you can trust is grounded in the latest scientific evidence.
We’ll continue to provide the latest updates, explainers for parents and teachers, and resources for media as new information becomes available, so check back to stay informed of the best ways to protect yourself and your family.
Please help us fight misinformation about COVID-19. Share this information with your family, friends and colleagues to help ensure people have the facts about COVID-19 and can protect their health.
COVID-19 vaccine testimonies
“I am afraid of being hit severely by the fourth wave. I hear on the radio that unvaccinated persons are unlikely to experience severe illness or death.” - Martha Munthali 32- year-old man
“We feel lucky to get vaccinated closer to home. We have been hearing about COVID-19 vaccination for almost 10 months, but were dreading walking nearly 5km to Dwangwa health centre." – Gervasio Ludzu in Kasungu
“Access to the vaccine has expanded to the point that we now vaccinate 900 in one day, not a week, because it takes them to place where the people are instead of waiting for them to come to health facilities which are far,” - John Kuwanda, Immunisation Coordinator for Rumphi district