Traditional Leaders and Communities in Mchinji - Take Action!

Influencing
Malawi
2014
This advocacy leaflet calls on traditional leaders and communities in Mchinji district to learn about the issues in maternal, newborn and child health in their communities.

Traditional leaders and communities have a key role to play to ensure that mothers and babies survive and thrive!

This evidence is obtained from the data dashboard which visualises key maternal, newborn and child health indicators in Mchinji district in Malawi from 2010 to 2014.

  • Since 2010, 77 women in Mchinji have died from pregnancy and childbirth-related causes
  • Nearly half of these deaths were due to blood loss (haemorrhage)
  • Lack of available blood was a contributing factor in 1 in 5 maternal deaths
  • In 2013, 502 babies died in health facilities in Mchinji district, including newborns and fresh stillborns. Almost 10 babies each week.
  • Mchinji donated less blood in 2013 than in 2012. Without blood, women will continue to die.
Evidence for Action-MamaYe. (2014). Traditional Leaders and Communities in Mchinji - Take Action. Lilongwe & London: Evidence for Action.
Mchinji district Malawi
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