Malawi, a small, landlocked country in East Africa, has a tropical climate and a largely rural population. It shares its borders with Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique.

Although the country's economic challenges have hit the health system hard, it has an ambitious HIV programme. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) first worked in Malawi in 1986. We have responded to a wide range of issues including natural disasters, tuberculosis, HIV and high rates of maternal mortality.