Facts about Malawi
From the World Health Organization:
Total population: 18 million
Life expectancy: 61/67 (m/w)
6% of children die before the age of 5 years
Women have an average of 5 children
Of the children who die before reaching the age of 5, 42% die within their first month and additional 38% die before their first birthday.
By targeting high risk infants ages 0-1 year, even as a small organization, we can have a significant impact on child survival.