UNICEF Malawi COVID-19 Situation Report 2 September

COVID-19 in Malawi

A mother seeking for essential health service at Mangochi District Hospital
UNICEF Malawi/2020/Malumbo Simwaka


  • UNICEF continues to support implementation of risk communication and community engagement interventions using various platforms including radio and TV broadcasts. From a sample of 3,000 radio listeners interviewed on their knowledge of COVID-19, 2,900 listeners were able to recall the messages, representing over 90% of the respondents.
  • ¬†With UNICEF support, out of the 175 COVID-19 related deaths that have been recorded, death audits have been conducted on 57 deaths to identify issues related to the increasing COVID-19 related deaths. Based on findings, the audit committee provided several recommendations to address the identified issues.
  • Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) opened for commercial flights on 1 September following lifting of the suspension. Currently, most of the borders (entry and exit points) of Malawi remain closed except for four that are operational.
  • ¬†With the release of standard operating procedures by Ministry of Health guiding implementation of nutrition programmesincluding distribution of adolescent Iron & Folic Acid (IFA) supplementation to adolescent girls, 77 schools of the 758 school in the 3 districts have resumed distribution of Iron and Folic Acid supplements and are using the door to door strategy to provide IFA tablets to girls.
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