Malawi (/məˈlɔːwi/, /məˈlɑːwi/ or /ˈmæləwi/; Chichewa:[maláβi] or [maláwi]), officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Malawi is over 118,000km2 (45,560sqmi) with an estimated population of 16,777,547 (July 2013 est.). Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre and the third is Mzuzu. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is also nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa".
Malawi is among the smallest countries in Africa. Lake Malawi takes about a third of Malawi's area.
Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique, is an African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. It is the ninth largest lake in the world and the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa. It is home to more species of fish than any other lake, including about 1000 species of cichlids. The Mozambique portion of the lake was officially declared a reserve by the Government of Mozambique on June 10, 2011, and in Malawi a portion of the lake is included in the Lake Malawi National Park. Lake Malawi is a meromictic lake; permanent stratification and the oxic-anoxic boundary are maintained by moderately small chemical and thermal gradients.
Lake Malawi is between 560 kilometres (350mi) and 580 kilometres (360mi) long, and about 75 kilometres (47mi) wide at its widest point. The total surface area of the lake is about 29,600 square kilometres (11,400sqmi). The lake has shorelines on western Mozambique, eastern Malawi, and southern Tanzania. The largest river flowing into it is the Ruhuhu River, and there is an outlet at its southern end, the Shire River, a tributary that flows into the very large Zambezi River in Mozambique.
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Malawi... Although Malawi is a peaceful country and has never been the site of a civil war, the residents of Malawi are among the most miserable in the world ... Malawi struggles to provide its residents with sound medical services ... The people of Malawi reportedly depend on their ...
Global Fund on Tuesday handed over 56 of the 76 fully equipped ambulances, 64 motorcycles and medical equipment to the MalawiGovernment to boost the country's response to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic ....
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BLANTYRE, Malawi — When he graduated with a diploma in nursing from Saint Luke’sCollege of Nursing, in Zomba, Malawi, in 2018, Chimwemwe Mukasera, 27, was happy that his dream of assisting the sick was coming true ...Landlocked and bereft of minerals, Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world.
Officials say far fewer pregnant women in Malawi are getting the health care they need amid the pandemic, with many forgoing medical visits and relying ... Lipato and other medical workers fear that the pandemic will have long-lasting effects on women's health in Malawi and beyond.
After a long career giving back to the local community, NHS Tayside consultant in emergency medicine, Dr Barry Klaassen, has been recognised for his international work setting up emergency medical care centres in Malawi... .
Officials say far fewer pregnant women in Malawi are getting the health care they need amid the pandemic, with many forgoing medical visits and relying solely on traditional birth attendants, who provide emotional support and administer traditional herbal treatments but are ...
"But this is a universal challenge, without artificial borders of nation or region, and PeriGen and TexasChildren's demonstrate in Malawi that even the most advanced medical support can be delivered efficiently and effectively around the globe." ... early neonatal deaths in Malawi.
Apart from Cameroon, millions of dollars intended for the purchase of medical equipment have "disappeared" in Kenya. In Malawi, several officials have been arrested for embezzling millions of euros, while in South Africa, the phenomenon of "Covidpreneurs" highlights the corruption in the fight against the pandemic ... .