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The United States Delivers COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Malawi

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Since August, 2021 the United States has donated 2,378,880 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of Malawi. Of the 2,378,880 vaccine doses, 100% were donated in partnership with COVAX.

The United States is committed to leading an international and coordinated effort to accelerate access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to meet global needs. The United States is working with other governments and partners including COVAX, Caricom, and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to protect communities from COVID-19 and apply lessons from this pandemic to enhance health security now and in the future.

Learn more about our work Delivering Vaccines and on COVID-19 Recovery.

U.S. Relationship

U.S.-Malawi Relations

The U.S. established diplomatic relations with Malawi in 1964, following its full independence from the United Kingdom. Malawi was a one-party state from 1966 to 1994. The transition to multi-party democracy in 1994 strengthened bilateral relations between the U.S. and Malawi and the two countries have worked together to advance health, education, agriculture, energy, and environmental stewardship in Malawi. U.S.
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U.S. Assistance to Malawi

The U.S. seeks to promote health and medical service delivery; improve food security and agriculture-based economic growth; reduce poverty; preserve Malawi’s unique biodiversity and its ability to mitigate climate change; strengthen public and private institutions for better delivery of social services; empower the private sector and civil society; promote economic growth through the revitalization of Malawi’s power sector; and advance
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Bilateral Economic Relations

Malawi is eligible for preferential trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. U.S. exports to Malawi totaled $40 million in 2016, and included pharmaceutical products, small electronics, and donated goods, including agricultural products. U.S. imports from Malawi totaled $75 million in 2016, and included tobacco, tea, sugar, macadamia nuts, coffee, and apparel. While U.S. investment is modest, U.S.
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