UNICEF Malawi Humanitarian Situation Report - 30 April 2023
Emergency Response in Malawi
- In the flood-affected areas of Mulanje and Chiradzulu districts, UNICEF has successfully reconnected 221 HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women who had dropped out of treatment to HIV treatment services.
- A total of 250 psychological first aid providers and 210 caregivers in Zomba, Machinga, and Blantyre have been trained to offer mental health services to children in Children's Corners, Internally Displaced People camp sites, and communities.
- An Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) campaign was launched on 25 April in selected health facilities in five districts. Within five days of the launch, the overall coverage achieved was 881,855 (62%) against the planned April target of 1.4 million. This coverage is expected to increase with mop-up rounds, which will commence from 1 May.
- UNICEF has distributed over 1.78 million Iron Folic Acid supplement tablets and 248,081 Albendazole tablets in 7 southern districts. The distribution is expected to benefit 79,642 girls aged 10-19 years, enrolled in 150 schools.