UNICEF Malawi COVID-19 Situation Report 31 May

COVID-19 in Malawi

Health workers after getting vaccinated for COVID-19 at Zomba Field Hopsital
UNICEF Malawi/2021/Chagara


  • Since the beginning of COVID-19 vaccination in Malawi on 11 March 2021, 347,638 people have been vaccinated representing 9 percent of the target of 3.8 million people by the end of 2021.
  • Turn out for the vaccination has slowed down considerably to less than 4,000 people per week representing a 45 percent drop compared to the beginning of the exercise.
  • Community engagement efforts including speacial ones to target the youth have already reached 31,000 people and are expected to reach out to 50,000 using digital technology.
  • UNICEF through its partner Malawi Red Cross with funding from FCDO and Irish Embassy has supported 45 rapid response team members from Mulanje, Neno and Kasungu districts comprising of surveillance, case management, risk communication, laboratory and mental health and psychosocial support workers to undergo a refresher training to enhance their skills to investigate, track contacts and COVID-19 related cases in real time. .
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