Result & Indicator
The overall goal of the health programme is to contribute to the improvement of maternal, new born and child health through strengthening of national and district-level systems to scale up high-impact preventive, promotive and curative nutrition interventions including family and community care practices that impact on child survival and development with priority to 15 underserved districts
Malawi is one of the countries in Eastern and Sub-Saharan Africa with high incidences of women who die while giving birth. Although child deaths have been reduced significantly reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets, death of newly born babies remains very high. Malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea are the leading causes of illness and death among infants and children below five years. Maternal mortality on the other hand is fuelled by long distances to health facilities that provide obstetric care, shortage of human resource, logistical and administrative barriers to women’s access particularly those living in hard to reach areas, slow pace of progress to scale up community based maternal and new born care centres and lack of investment in education for youths and families on the benefits of family planning.
Strategies & Actions