Health Needs Assessment for Blantyre City, Malawi
Blantyre City, located in Southern Region, Malawi, is characterized by high rates of malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal mortality and an increasing burden of non-communicable diseases, such as cancer. Despite progress in reducing child mortality, children in Blantyre and Malawi are still dying of preventable causes such as neonatal complications, pneumonia and diarrhea. Malnutrition levels are also high. Additional challenges facing the health care delivery system in Blantyre include persistent stock-outs of drugs and medical supplies, insufficient essential medical equipment and an inadequate number of ambulances.
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