Malawi: Health Services

Department for International Development written question – answered on 4th June 2019.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the adequacy of access to (a) water, (b) sanitation and (c) hygiene facilities in Health Care Facilities in Malawi.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Approximately 40% of health facilities in Malawi do not have adequate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.

DFID’s £110m Malawi Health Service Support Programme funds regular supply of piped water to health facilities in 28 districts and the construction of new health facilities that meet water, sanitation and hygiene standards. An estimated 400,000 Malawians will benefit from these facilities.

DFID Malawi has funded UNICEF to improve hygiene facilities in 13 Cholera-prone districts. The NGO WaterAid has received £2m from DFID through UK Aid Match to improve water, sanitation and hygiene services in marginalised districts of Malawi.

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