Macroeconomic Policy Impacts on the fight against HIV/AIDS in Malawi

"Malawi has experienced commendable results in as far as those macroeconomic indicators are concerned. The economy has stabilised with falling rates of inflation and a stable exchange rate. The appealing macroeconomic indicators notwithstanding, rates of HIV/AIDS prevalence remain at an alarming level. Malawi has the sixth highest HIV prevalence rate in the world. In 2005, 14.1 percent of adults aged between 15 and 49 were infected with the virus that causes AIDS, with, on average, 78,000 deaths per year from HIV-relates illnesses. The broad objective of the study is to provide evidence of the interaction between macroeconomic fundamentals, social spending and the fight against HIV/AIDS and examining the shared policy space."