WHO vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring system. 2017 global summary

Last updated 06-Sep-2017 (data as of 05-Sep-2017)
Next overall update 2018
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Development status: Least developed GNI / capita (US$): 3501 Infant (under 12 months) mortality rate: 432
GDP / capita (US$): 1'1831 Child (under 5 years) mortality rate: 642

Population data in thousands3

  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2000  1990  1980 
Total population 18'092  17'574  17'069  16'577  16'097  11'376  9'438  6'163 
Births 666  653  642  632  624  503  445  326 
Surviving infants 626  613  601  590  582  449  383  275 
Pop. less than 5 years 2'908  2'888  2'855  2'840  2'827  2'080  1'760  1'209 
Pop. less than 15 years 8'009  7'847  7'677  7'517  7'360  5'330  4'309  2'912 
Female 15-49 years 4'325  4'170  4'025  3'880  3'739  2'540  2'209  1'386 

Number of reported cases

(Click for retrospective incidence data for Malawi)
Diphtheria
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  13 
Japanese encephalitis
 
Measles
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  11  304  162'686 
Mumps
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Pertussis
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  365  29'769 
Polio*
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  70 
Rubella
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  33  99  433  23  56 
Rubella (CRS)
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Tetanus (neonatal)
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  12  211  163 
Tetanus (total)**
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  12  461 
Yellow fever
 
* Polio refers to all polio cases (indigenous or imported), including polio cases caused by vaccine derived polio viruses (VDPV). For disaggregated data please click on this hyperlink: https://extranet.who.int/polis/public/CaseCount.aspx
it does not include cases of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) and cases of non polio acute flaccid paralysis [AFP]).
** Neonatal Tetanus and Total Tetanus cases equality may be the result from a lack of non-Neonatal Tetanus surveillance system.

Percentage target population vaccinated by antigen

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  Most recent coverage survey4  

Official country estimates5

  (Click for retrospective coverage estimates data for Malawi)
Vaccine year result method % card seen                                                
BCG 2014  98  DHS   79  86  90  97  96  99  83  84  99 
DTP1 2014  97  DHS   79  89  93  97  96  99  98 
DTP3 2014  93  DHS   79  84  88  91  89  96  75  80  58 
DTP4         
IPV1         
HepB_BD         
HepB3 2014  93  DHS   79  84  88  91  89  96 
Hib3 2014  93  DHS   79  84  88  91  89  96 
JapEnc         
MCV1          81  87  85  88  90  73  81  49 
MCV2          61 
MenA         
PCV1          88  93  96  96  99 
PCV2          82  90  91  92  99 
PCV3 2014  89  DHS   79  83  88  87  89  99 
Pol3 2014  81  DHS   79  83  88  87  89  95  73  93  28 
Rota1          85  88  89  87  19 
RotaC 2014  91  DHS   79  81  84  60  81 
RCV1         
TT2plus 2013  62  MICS   84  57  54  90  65  71  61  76 
PAB          80  53  98 
VAD1          28  25  28  32  61  75 
YFV         
* indicates the country reported above 100% coverage.

  Next update: Mid-July 2018

WHO-UNICEF estimates6

  (Click for full retrospective WHO-UNICEF coverage estimates data for Malawi)
BCG
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  86  90  97  96  99  83  97 
DTP1
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  89  93  97  96  99  98  95  80 
DTP3
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  84  88  91  89  96  75  87  58 
HepB3
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  84  88  91  89  96 
HepB_BD
 
Hib3
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  84  88  91  89  96 
IPV1
 
MCV1
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  81  87  85  88  90  73  81  49 
MCV2
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  61 
PCV3
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  83  88  87  89  99 
Pol3
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  83  88  87  89  95  73  93  28 
RCV1
 
RotaC
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  81  84  83  81 

Click for WHO-UNICEF coverage estimates data for PAB time series.

Number of districts in the country 28  Proportion of
districts reporting
DTP3 coverage:
% of coverage reports received at national
level vs number of reports expected
100 
   
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Greater or equal to 90% 36
From 80 to 89% 32
From 50 to 79% 32
Less than 50% 0
Proportion of districts
not reporting DTP3 coverage
0
DTP3 reported coverageDTP3 reported coverage

Immunization Schedule (2016 or latest available)

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Vaccine Schedule Entire country Comment
BCG birth; Yes
DTwPHibHepB 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
HPV 10 years; Yes girls aged 9-14 years
Measles 9, 15 months; Yes
MR 9, 15 months; Yes From July 2017
OPV 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
Pneumo_conj 6, 10, 14 weeks; Yes
Rotavirus 6, 10 weeks; Yes
TT 1st contact; +1, +6 months; +1, +1 year; Yes pregnant women
VitaminA 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36 months; Yes and postpartum

Immunizaton indicators

Indicator Expected answer 2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010 

Planning and management

Has the country a Multi-Year Plan (MYP) for immunization? Yes/No/NR Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
What years does the MYP cover? number 2016-2020  2012-2016  2012-2016  2012-2016  2012-2016  2012-2016  2010-2014 
Nº of districts with microplans that include activities to raise immunization coverage number 28  28  28  28  28  28  28 

System performance

Total Nº districts in country number 28  28  28  28  28  28  28 
Nº districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% number 19  21  25  21  26  28  28 
% of districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% From 0 to 100% 68  75  89  75  93  100  100 
Nº districts with measles (MCV1) coverage >=95% number 11  15  16 
% of districts with MCV1 coverage >=95% From 0 to 100% 14  25  32  29  39  54  57 

Safety

Has the country a vaccine adverse events review committee? Yes/No/NR/ND No  No  No  No  No  No  No 
Is there a national system to monitor adverse events following immunization (AEFI)? Yes/No/NR Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

Finance

% of Immunization expenditure financed, using Government funds? From 0 to 100%   10  53      32 

National Immunization Advisory Mechanism

Has the country a standing technical advisory group on immunization (NITAG)? Yes/No/NR Yes  Yes  No  No  No  No  No 

Sources

 1  "The 2017 World Bank Development Indicators Online", GDP per capita is PPP adjusted.
 2  World Health Statistics 2016, data for 2015
 3  "United Nations, Population Division. The World Population Prospects - the 2017 revision". New York, 2017.
 4  UNICEF/WHO survey database
 5  If no official estimate is available, the administrative coverage is reported. '*' indicates coverage over 99.5%.
 6  WHO-UNICEF estimates.