Health & Nutrition

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Save the Children Honors Best Reporters in MNH

Save the Children, during this year’s The National Media Institute of Southern Africa (NAMISA Awards, honored its pledge by awarding two best reporters in Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH). The two awards came under the best MNH reporter for print and electronic. The two awards went to Watipaso Mzungu of Nations Publications and Rachel Mhango of Times TV respectively. Each of the winners was given a state of the art Samsung galaxy tab and a shield curtesy of the Bill and Melinda Gates funded Saving New Born Live project.

Friday 8 May 2015

Malawi Celebrates International Day of the Midwife: Pictorial

Save the Children joined several organisations in celebrating this year’s International Day of the Midwife, which was held on 5th May 2015 at Lunzu Primary School ground. The event drew together midwives from all corners of the country where they showcased some of their initiatives in their work.  The guest of honor at this year’s event was the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. M Magwira. The theme for this year’s event was Midwife; For the Better Tomorrow. 

Below is a pictorial illustrating some of the day's events:-

Friday 9 January 2015

Save the Children Courts Parliamentary Health Committee on HSA Housing

Save the Children in conjunction with various civil society organisations under the Malawi Health Equity Network (MHEN) courted the parliamentary health committee on the need to ensure that Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs) reside in their catchment areas. 

Speaking during the interface in Thyolo district, Grassroots Public Health (GRAPH) Director, Peter Kayenda, bemoaned the absence of HSAs in their catchment areas.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

SNL Malawi Engages the Media in Maternal and Newborn Health Dissemination

Save the Children’s, Saving New Born Lives initiative recently organised a media workshop on maternal newborn and child health reporting in Salima.

Monday 27 October 2014

Village Clinic Saving Under-five Lives in Mzimba

No one can deny the joy that is bestowed upon a family when they receive a newborn baby. Innately, parents want to provide the best for their children. In dreaming about a child’s future, a parent considers things such as education, health and other social services having to be in place in order to make that child’s life adequate. But for some families, ones based in remote areas particularly, where access and provision of these services depends on the government, sometimes such dreams can vanish instantly.