Malawi is the 7th poorest country in the world.
It has a population of approximately 15.4 million; of those 750,000 are orphans, a
figure increasing by 65,000 a year.
Over 200 people die of AIDS each day.
Life expectancy in 1997 was 41; now it is 36.
48% of children in Malawi are chronically malnourished.
In the last decade maternal deaths in childbirth have increased by 100%. This figure is
the third highest in the world, behind Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.
One in four children die before the age of five.
7% of the population have electricity.
42% of the population are illiterate.
3.4% of the population complete secondary education.
1% of the population go to University.
Every 30 seconds a child dies of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.
The total population of Malawi is 15,447,500 (as of July 2010) of which nearly 80%
are Christians. The other major religion followed is Islam by 12% of the population.
The official languages of Malawi are English and Chichewa, spoken by 52% of the
population. Other languages spoken in Malawi are Chinyanja, Chiyao, Chitumbuka,
Chisena, Chilomwe, and Chitonga.