The RMNCH Score Card is a powerful tool that will give Malawi the means of identifying where correct technical and financial investments will be required.
Five inspirational organisations from Malawi, Bangladesh, Mali, Kenya, and Colombia recognised by GSK and Save the Children
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The meeting agreed that the best way for caring for the low birth weight and preterm babies is through Kangaroo Mother Care which Malawi is championing unlike the incubator system where the baby is kept at a hospital.
The donation of an infant incubator, suction machine, radiant warmer–with an Apgar score timer, will be used to assess and care for the health of newborn children immediately after birth.
Global leaders and health champions will press the case for expanded family planning services to improve maternal, newborn and child health.
“Ultimately we want to save lives and we cannot save mothers and babies by just talking about it.”
Neonatal deaths – that occur in the first 28 days of life – are the hardest to tackle. These vulnerable newborns accounted for 44 per cent of under-five deaths in 2012, according to the Unicef report.
The report indicated that even some of the world’s poorest countries were able to dramatically reduce child mortality rates.
Bardai is the Head Nurse of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the AKUH and has been striving to reduce the newborn deaths during her ten years working there.
Bardai, the first Pakistani nurse to win the coveted award, shared the honour with Kenyan nurse Christine Sammy, while Netsayi Gowero, a nurse from Malawi, was the runner-up.