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Malawi National Strategic Framework 2000 - 2004

According to the United Nations Population Division, Malawi's population in 1999 was 10,640,000. Adults, aged 15 to 49, the group most likely to engage in high-risk behavior for HIV infection, represented approximately 44 percent of the total population. The HIV prevalence rate among this group was estimated by UNAIDS to be 15.96 percent. By the end of 1999, 800,000 adults and children were living with HIV and AIDS in Malawi and more than 390,000 children had been orphaned due to AIDS.


 In response to the epidemic, Malawi developed and implemented the National Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS, 2000-2004. According to our overview of this plan, Malawi has developed strategies and programs in 17 different areas to address the epidemic. Some examples of those activities are programs that focus on illiteracy, human rights, substance abuse, children, orphans, and mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Special programs have been developed to target youth, media, and widow and widowers.

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