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Malawi

The first Malawi Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (MPHIA) survey was conducted between November 2015-August 2016 to measure the status of Malawi’s HIV response.

MPHIA 2016 offered HIV counseling and testing with return of results. The survey team visited over 11,000 households to collect this information.

In January 2020, a second MPHIA survey was launched by the Ministry of Health to assess the country’s progress towards HIV epidemic control. The MPHIA 2020 survey is currently in its data collection phase.

Details on the findings can be found below.

Key Findings

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Annual HIV incidence among adults

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HIV prevalence among adults

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HIV prevalence among children

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Viral load suppression among adults living with HIV*

90-90-90 among adults living with HIV
50%

Adults living with HIV knew their HIV status

75%

Adults who were aware of their HIV status were on ART

75%

Adults who were on ART had viral load suppression

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From Arm to Freezer: PHIA Project Laboratory Network Supports Ambitious HIV Testing Targets
The Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Project, which relies on laboratory testing of blood samples as a core component, is providing answers to these questions. Led by ICAP at Columbia University, the PHIA surveys will assess the HIV epidemic in 13 select countries located primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Fieldwork is nearly complete in three countries, with ten more national surveys to follow over the next two to three years.