Malawi

There have been about 87,814 infections and 2,676 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Malawi since the pandemic began.

Daily reported cases averaged 20, but peaked at about a thousand (1,000) as the year 2020 came to an end. From January 22, 2021, To February 4, 2022, contained the most recorded daily new infections. Daily deaths were averaged at 20, but peaked at about eighty (80) on January 29, 2021, in which there was a reasonable reduction coming the following year. Malawi administered at least 2,166,402 doses of COVID-19 vaccines so far, about 5.8% of the country’s population would have been vaccinated if every person needed 2 doses, which can explain the drastic reduction in death cases.

Key Numbers

87,814

Total Cases

0

Active Cases

84,919

Recovered Cases

2,676

Total Deaths

$632.3M+

Total Resources Committed

0.000

In-Kind Support

19.6M+

Country Population

26.68%

Doses per 100 People

2M+ (13.2%)

Fully vaccinated

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CTAP Stories in Malawi

“Most of our subjects are very angry with us, they think we connived with Social Cash Transfer officials to come up with a short list of beneficiaries, the messages coming from Government was that all poor households were eligible to be receiving the Coivid-19 social cash to cushion them from the harsh effects of Covid-19 restrictions. Only a few from my area received the money for only 3 months, but we were told that they will receive for 9 months, we are very much aware that some officials ripped the beneficiaries off of their money.”
Jali-Zomba
Group Village Headman Ntokota.
“We were told that our names were sent to the DC’s office together with our numbers. When the rumors of financial mismanagement of Covid-19 funds became apparent, some of our friends received K70,000 each from Mobile banking services, I believe the officers wanted to get rid of the money they stole in fear of reprisals. And that money only accounted for 3 months out of the agreed 9 months. Some officials made a lot of money through the Covid-19 pandemic.”,
Samuel Kachigamba
Nkagula Village – Zomba
“We are still waiting to start hearing the trials of the officials implicated in the Covid-19 audit report. Up to now, after the interdictions of the officers named in the report, there seems to be nothing that is showing the director of public prosecutions is doing something. I am of the view that government is hiding something.”
Issa Mhango
Domasi Zomba
“The Sunday Times has a story that says: “Government yet to distribute K17bn Covid funds”. I don’t think there is K17.270 billion sitting around somewhere in a pile. That money was used, but they have refused to say how much, by whom and how. K17.270 billion is money that had already been released to the clusters, after K6.2 billion was ostensibly exhausted. When the K6.2 billion mess became public, the clusters were written to on 24 February, 2021 with an instruction to “transfer their respective funds back into the DODMA account immediately”.On February 28, 2021, I wrote to DODMA and to the Secretary to the President and Cabinet asking for; 1) Proof of funds that were paid back into the DODMA account by each cluster; 2) Expenses reports to explain the difference between what each cluster had received from the K17.270 billion and what each cluster had paid back to DODMA. They never responded.”
Idriss Ali Nassah
Civil Rights Activist

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