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Table 2 Health services coverage in Malawi compared to African Region and global averages

From: National health research system in Malawi: dead, moribund, tepid or flourishing?

Health services Malawi African Region Global
Unmet need for family planning (%) (2012) 26 25 12
Contraceptive prevalence (%) 2012) 46 27 63
Antenatal care coverage: at least 4 visits (%) (2012) 46 43 55
Births attended by skilled health personnel (%) 71 49 70
Births by caesarean section (%) 5 4 16
Postnatal care visit within two days of childbirth (%) (2011) 43 45 49
Neonates protected at birth against neonatal tetanus (%) (2011) 87 77 82
Immunization coverage among 1-year-olds (%) (2011) Measles 96 75 84
DTP3 97 71 83
HepB3 97 71 75
Hib3 97 61 43
Children aged 6–59 months who received vitamin A supplementation (%) (2011) 86 65 50
Children aged < 5 years (%) With ARI symptoms taken to a health facility (2011) 70 48 78
With ARI symptoms receiving antibiotics (2011) 24 -
With diarrhoea receiving ORT (ORS and/or RHF) (2011) 69 42 64
Sleeping under insecticide treated nets (2011) 39 32
With fever who received treatment with any antimalarial (2012) 43
Pregnant women with HIV receiving antiretrovirals to prevent MTCT (%) (2011) 53 59 57
Antiretroviral therapy coverage among people with advanced HIV infection (%) (2011) 67 57 54
Case-detection rate for all forms of tuberculosis (%) 66 61 67
Treatment-success rate for smear-positive tuberculosis (%) 87 82 87
  1. Source: WHO [1].