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Environment, Education, Children/Youth, Health, Clean Water, Human Rights, Religion, Poverty
GoCorps is the on-ramp for recent college graduates to use their degree overseas for two years alongside long-term mission teams and projects. GoCorps removes the most common obstacles to global mid-term service by expediting the process, using one common application for multiple organizations and providing $5000 student loan forgiveness. Show Less
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Albania, Austria, Brazil, Greece, Italy, Malawi, Ukraine, United States of America
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We bring people together to help the oppressed.
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Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Philippines, Uganda, Zambia
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Health
Healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God
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Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania
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Health
The Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) is a strategic response to the need for surgeons in Africa. We are a non-denominational, multinational service organization training African physicians to become general surgeons who are willing to remain in Africa to meet that need.
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Environment
Malawi has recently experienced increased heavy rainfall, irregular rain patterns, floods, droughts, and long dry spells.1 This greatly affects small farmers who live in rural areas and rely on agriculture for their livelihood.2 Malawi also has a Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to help develop policies to combat climate change.3 One important step that the government has taken to curb the extreme rate of climate change has been to issue a nationwide ban on the distribution of plastics.4 This will cut down on waste that negatively affects the environment.5

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1 http://www.actionaidusa.org/malawi/stories/climate-change-malawi
2 Ibid
3 http://www.nccpmw.org/
4-5 Ibid
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mothers2mothers International
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Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Lesotho
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Children/Youth, Family, Health
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Malawi News

The Guardian 
The Malawian president, Peter Mutharika, has been visiting parts of the country affected by the vampire scare, trying to prevent the deaths of innocent people. The UN and US embassy have blacklisted several districts in Malawi as dangerous zones for ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
High Court judge Silverster Kalembera has refused a bail request to Pakistani national Abdul Rehman Cotton Ginners Africa Limited (Cgal) who is jointly charged with board chairperson Mahomed Farook Ibrahim on suspicion of playing a part in the alleged ... See more..
Nyasa Times 
The political popularity matters took the front seat in the Malawi media on Thursday as ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) humiliating by-election defeat. See more..
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Malawi24 
The Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) has asked government to establish strategies that can help to increase social and political participation among persons with albinism (PWAs). Speaking with Malawi24, president for APAM Overstone ... See more..
Malawi24 
Speaking in an interview with Malawi24 during the commemoration of Global Ethics Day in Zomba, Mpekasambo disclosed that Malawi might lose the fight in corruption because of poor salaries to its civil servants. “Civil servants are poorly paid and worse ... See more..
Malawi24 
Carlsberg Malawi will wind up the summer by giving its consumers an international experience through an event dubbed “Carlsberg beer fest” which will take place at Lilongwe Golf Club in November. The three-day occasion will run from 17th to 19th ... See more..
Nyasa Times 
Netball Association of Malawi (NAM) insists they will not be forced to recall Australia-based shooter Mwawi Kumwenda in the Malawi Queens squad that will leave for Fast5 World Netball Series in Australia this Sunday despite threats by some supporters ... See more..
Nyasa Times 
Bishop Malasa said Archbishop Chama arrives in Malawi on Friday October 2 but will on Saturday October 21, 2017 be the main celebrant at a special Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul in Mangochi. “Mass of the conferment of the Order of ... See more..
Malawi24 
Chikwawa is one of the major suppliers of cattle in Malawi and the announcement will come as a relief to beef sellers in the Southern Region. The foot and mouth disease outbreak in Chikwawa is believed to have been caused by the mixing of cattle and ... See more..
Nyasa Times 
Football Association of Malawi (Fam) in conjunction with world football governing body Fifa have pumped in a whooping K7 million into this year's Fifa/Fam Cup Beach Soccer tournament, whose finals are scheduled to take place at Sunbird Livingstonia ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, east of Zambia, west and north of Mozambique
Area

Total 118,484 sq km
Land 94,080 sq km
Water 24,404 sq km

Climate

sub-tropical; rainy season (November to May); dry season (May to November)
Natural Resources

limestone, arable land, hydropower, unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; land degradation; water pollution from agricultural runoff, sewage, industrial wastes; siltation of spawning grounds endangers fish populations

Demographics

Nationality
Malawian
Population
16,777,547 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Landlocked Malawi ranks among the world's most densely populated and least developed countries. The economy is predominately agricultural with about 80% of the population living in rural areas. Agriculture, which has benefited from fertilizer subsidies since 2006, accounts for one-third of GDP and 90% of export revenues. The performance of the tobacco sector is key to short-term growth as tobacco accounts for more than half of exports. The economy depends on substantial inflows of economic assistance from the IMF, the World Bank, and individual donor nations. In 2006, Malawi was approved for relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) ...See More program. In December 2007, the US granted Malawi eligibility status to receive financial support within the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) initiative. The government faces many challenges including developing a market economy, improving educational facilities, facing up to environmental problems, dealing with the rapidly growing problem of HIV/AIDS, and satisfying foreign donors that fiscal discipline is being tightened. Since 2005 President BANDA'S government has exhibited improved financial discipline under the guidance of Finance Minister Goodall GONDWE and signed a three year Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility worth $56 million with the IMF. The government has announced infrastructure projects that could yield improvements, such as a new oil pipeline for better fuel access, and the potential for a waterway link through Mozambican rivers to the ocean for better transportation options. Since 2009, however, Malawi has experienced some setbacks, including a general shortage of foreign exchange, which has damaged its ability to pay for imports, and fuel shortages that hinder transportation and productivity. Investment fell 23% in 2009, and continued to decline in 2010. The government has failed to address barriers to investment such as unreliable power, water shortages, poor telecommunications infrastructure, and the high costs of services. Donors, who provided an average of 36% of government revenue in the past five years, suspended general budget support for Malawi in 2011 due to a negative IMF review and governance issues. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$14.5 billion (2012 est.); $14.23 billion (2011 est.); $13.64 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

7.5% of GDP (2012 est.); 9.7% of GDP (2011 est.); 15.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

tobacco, sugarcane, cotton, tea, corn, potatoes, cassava (tapioca), sorghum, pulses, groundnuts, Macadamia nuts; cattle, goats
Industries

tobacco, tea, sugar, sawmill products, cement, consumer goods