UN Malawi COVID-19 Update Situation Update No. 37 (at 10 March 2021)



  • COVAX delivered first 360,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Malawi on 5 March.

  • 360,000 syringes and 3,625 safety boxes for safe disposal of syringes received from COVAX on 26 February to support vaccinations.

  • 2.1 million syringes and 21,600 safety boxes arriving mid-March.

  • Malawi will vaccinate 3.8 million people (20% of population) under COVAX Facility.

  • COVID-19 Urban Cash Intervention has started in cities with 63,624 beneficiaries receiving the transfers out of planned 199,413 so far.

  • Schools reopened on 22 Feb, 5 weeks after they were closed due to surge in cases.

  • Over 2 million people reached with tailored messages through several channels.

  • 172 oxygen concentrators were procured and distributed to all 28 districts.

  • US$40,000 worth of PPE supplies for health workers at treatment centres were bought.

  • 20 motor bikes donated to Ministry of Health to ease transport.