Malawi: Access to drinking water, rural

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 Malawi

Percent rural population with access to drinking water

 Latest value 10.2
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2022
 Average 5.6
 Min - Max 1.9 - 10.2
 Source WHO/UNICEF
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 2000 to 2022. The average value for Malawi during that period was 5.6 percent with a minimum of 1.9 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 10.2 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 10.2 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 73 countries is 45.0 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Malawi - Access to drinking water, rural - Recent values chart

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Malawi - Access to drinking water, rural - historical chart - 2000-2022




Definition: The percentage of people using drinking water from an improved source that is accessible on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination. Improved water sources include piped water, boreholes or tubewells, protected dug wells, protected springs, and packaged or delivered water.


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 Health spending per capita 32.98 2020 U.S. dollars
 Health spending as percent of GDP 5.43 2020 percent
 Life expectancy 62.90 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 66.47 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 59.49 2021 years
 Birth rate 32.86 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 6.98 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 3.92 2021 births per woman
 HIV infections 7.70 2021 percent
 Tuberculosis 125.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 7.30 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 55.10 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 17.80 2021 percent
 Access to drinking water, rural 10.2 2022 percent
 Access to drinking water, urban 52.4 2022 percent
 Suicides 5.40 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 86 2022 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 86 2022 percent
 Measles immunization rate 82 2022 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 33.40 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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