During countless visits to maternity wards without safe water, what I hear time and time again are stories of trepidation – women who fear the very worst outcome for them and their newborn. Vitumbiko, 25, had heard stories about women dying during childbirth at her local health centre. She didn’t tell anyone how worried she … Continued
13 December 2017 ¦ Lilongwe, Malawi – Countdown to 2030 launched its detailed country and equity profiles on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health for the 81 countries that account for 95% of all maternal deaths and 90% of all child deaths at the PMNCH Board meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi on 13 December. Malawi stands out … Continued
New WHO and UNICEF-supported network to improve care for mothers and babies On February 14 of 2017, 9 countries – Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities within the next 5 years. Through a new Network … Continued
With support from Save the Children, government recently launched a pilot health promotion campaign. The six-month long campaign focuses on promotion of KMC for low birth weight babies and pre-term babies.
Lilongwe — Malawi is the first country among her neighbours to achieve the Millennium Development Goal 4 which is aimed at reducing child mortality.
“If you walk around the village you will find that each house has a message on it. The idea is to remind ourselves of what we are supposed to do so as to save pregnant women and newborn babies.”
“It is not that women don’t understand the value of breastfeeding. Surveys repeatedly show that new mothers across many countries know that breast is best for babies.”
Johnson & Johnson Partners with Save the Children to Help Millions of Children over the Next 3 Years
The multi-million dollar, multi-year commitment will cover core mission support; program support to improve newborn survival; local activation; and gift-in-kind services.
Prof Joy Lawn said: “The success we’ve seen in the ongoing fight against infectious diseases demonstrates that we can also be successful if we invest in prevention and care for preterm birth”.
ICM and Laerdal Global Health joined hands in an effort to help at least 10,000 mothers and newborn babies survive in Malawi and Zambia by the end of 2016 and make 10,000 happy birthdays.