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Malawi*

General Country Information
Capital: Lilongwe
Population: 13,603,181 (July 2008)
Form of Government: Mulitparty Democracy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 45,000 (2000)
Telephone - mobile: 49,000 (2000)
Internet hosts: 18 (2003)
Internet users: 35,000 (2002)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.09
World Rank 2005/2006: 175

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

» National Disability Action Plan
Strategic Plan on Disability (2004 - 2007)
Disability Policy Website

» Country Statement by Malawi at the 8th United Nations Conference of States Parties | Download

» Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Federation of Disability Organisations of Malawi (FEDOMA) - DPI National Assembly
Rachel Kachaje
P.O. Box 2009
Lilongwe
Malawi
http://www.fedoma.org.za
Email: globalfield@Africa-Online.net
Tel: +265-1724690
Fax: +265-1840549

Harry Foundation for Development
P.O. Box 837
Blantyrem
Malawi
Email: hafodk@yahoo.com
 
Office of the Minister of State Responsible for People with Disabilities (OPC Disabilities)
http://www.malawi.gov.mw/
Email:
opcdisability@sdnp.org.mw  

The Sue Ryder Foundation in Malawi
P.O. Box 320
Balaka
Malawi
http://www.sueryder.org/What-we-do/International-work/Malawi
Tel / Fax: +265-1552-700