WHO vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring system. 2016 global summary

Last updated 1-December 2016 (data as of 18-November-2016)
Next overall update June 2017
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Development status: Least developed GNI / capita (US$): 3501 Infant (under 12 months) mortality rate: 272
GDP / capita (US$): 1'1831 Child (under 5 years) mortality rate: 402

Population data in thousands3

  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2000  1990  1980 
Total population 17'215  16'695  16'190  15'700  15'227  11'193  9'409  6'163 
Births 665  653  640  629  618  497  446  325 
Surviving infants 629  616  603  590  578  440  381  275 
Pop. less than 5 years 2'954  2'895  2'845  2'796  2'734  2'043  1'752  1'209 
Pop. less than 15 years 7'774  7'573  7'381  7'196  7'011  5'251  4'307  2'912 
Female 15-49 years 3'961  3'820  3'681  3'546  3'417  2'443  2'196  1'386 

Number of reported cases

(Click for retrospective incidence data for Malawi)
Diphtheria
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  13 
Japanese encephalitis
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Measles
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  11  26  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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  99  433  23  56  267 
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
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* Polio refers to all polio cases (indigenous or imported), including polio cases caused by vaccine derived polio viruses (VDPV). For desagregated 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 2013  98  MICS   84  90  97  96  99  99  83  84  99 
DTP1 2013  98  MICS   84  93  97  96  99  98  98 
DTP3 2013  93  MICS   84  88  91  89  96  97  75  80  58 
DTP4         
IPV1         
HepB_BD         
HepB3 2013  93  MICS   84  88  91  89  96  97 
Hib3 2013  93  MICS   84  88  91  89  96  97 
JapEnc         
MCV1          87  85  88  90  96  73  81  49 
MCV2         
PCV1          93  96  96  99  39 
PCV3 2013  89  MICS   84  88  87  89  99 
Pol3 2013  91  MICS   84  88  87  89  95  97  73  93  28 
Rota1          88  89  87  19 
RotaC 2013  63  MICS   84  84  60  81 
RCV1         
TT2plus 2013  62  MICS   84  54  90  65  71  79  61  76 
PAB         
VAD1          25  28  32  61  25  75 
YFV         
° indicates that more than 1 survey occurred that year.  * indicates the country reported above 100% coverage.

  Next update: Mid July 2017

WHO-UNICEF estimates6

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

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% 50
From 80 to 89% 25
From 50 to 79% 21
Less than 50% 0
Proportion of districts
not reporting DTP3 coverage
4
DTP3 reported coverageDTP3 reported coverage

Immunization Schedule (2015 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 9-13 years
IPV 14 weeks; From October 2016
Measles 9, 15 months; Yes
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 and CBAW
VitaminA 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36 months; Yes and postpartum

Immunizaton indicators

Indicator Expected answer 2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009 

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 2012-2016  2012-2016  2012-2016  2012-2016  2012-2016  2010-2014  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 21  25  21  26  28  28  27 
% of districts with DTP3 coverage >=80% From 0 to 100% 75  89  75  93  100  100  96 
Nº districts with measles (MCV1) coverage >=95% number 11  15  16 
% of districts with MCV1 coverage >=95% From 0 to 100% 25  32  29  39  54  57  29 

Safety

Has the country a vaccine adverse events review committee? Yes/No/NR/ND 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

Immunization expenditure financed, using Government funds? From 0 to 100%   10  53      32  50 

National Immunization Advisory Mechanism

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

Sources

 1  "The 2016 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 2015 revision". New York, 2016.
 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.