Callista urges Malawi women on family planning

Former First Lady, Madam Callista Mutharika who is also Special Advisor to President Peter Mutharika on Safe Motherhood and HIV and Aids, has  appealed to the youthful women in the country to  consider family planning to manage population growth in the country in order to contribute positively in the development of the country.

Callista encouraged women promote family planning in their home areas

Callista encouraged women promote family planning in their home areas

Mitundu Hospital Director, Emmanuel Mnyeriwa thanking Madam Mutharika for the trip

Mitundu Hospital Director, Emmanuel Mnyeriwa thanking Madam Mutharika for the trip

Speaking during the commemoration of World Women’s day,  Callista Mutharika said time of producing many babies is over.

Mutharika said a health woman contribute positively towards development of any country.

“I have only two children and these are boys only, I could have chosen to have another baby so that may be she could be a girl, but I said no two boys were enough this has been the case up to now.” said the former first lady.

She said family planning will help manage population boom to lessen pressure against country’s economy.

“We have been hearing that there is shortage of drugs in hospitals, shortage of beds, shortage of food this is because of over population, since our resources remains the same, our but the population is so huge, we are exerting pressure on the resources,” she said.

After delivering her lecture to the attentive women,  Callista Mutharika gave out different items to women in the martenity and children’s  ward.

The items included baby nappies, shawels, soap, baby lotions, just to mention afew.

In his remarks Miitundu Hospital In-charge, Dr Emmanuel Nyerewa, commended Madam Mutharika for visiting the hospital and donating the items.

“As you know these patients come from very far they lack basic needs like soap so I thank Madam Mutharika for coming and visit us,” said Munyeriwa.

During the visit, Mutharika was accompanied by members of Dignity Adolescent Club(DAC) an organisation which is based in Mitundu. And is being  sponsored by Callista Mutharika herself.

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11 thoughts on “Callista urges Malawi women on family planning”

  1. big 4 says:

    @ Katundu, kenako anawo mukabereka ambiri mbiri ,
    nkumakapempha mu nseu, kapena muzilalatira boma kuti mankhwala a wulele kulibe kuchipatala. Umbuli nchinthu chovuta kobasi. Note that you can enjoy s*x osabereka. Feel sorry for the beloved country and make it individual responsibility to see change. Mukukambazo nzobwerera mmbuyo!

  2. Azira Minaj says:

    Beautiful woman

  3. Malawi as a nation have great problemsll in matters conserning over increase in population growth rate not only because of ignorant but because of the nature of education that is offered. Malawi need to embac on pragmatic kind of eduction that involves practical methodology other than concetrating on theories that cannot help. It is much better that which former first lady has done. That is being practical, malawi lacks people who can come down and teach people through their own examples.

  4. Nathan says:

    Kodi a Pitala anatsekeka ndi maso womwe? M’chimwene wawo ngakhale nayenso anali chitsiru, koma amawona ndithu kuti mkazi uyu ndi chiphadzuwa kapena nkhwangwa. Koma a Pitala nkukwatira nkhwangwa! Kodi purofesa ameneyu ndi wamtundu wanji woti kulephera ndi kusankha ndi mkazi yomwe? BOMA lamulephera kuyendetsa komanso anakwatira ngwangwa! Akazi okongola onsewa ali mu Blantyre mu, basi iye nkukwatira kaperemende! Bola akanangolowa chokolo cha malemu Bingu.

  5. The son of God James says:

    Ndiboza

  6. Mlangeni muwalo says:

    Tiyeni tizilera abale, population tayamba kuposa Zambia dziko lali kulu kuposa Malawi, ana awiri mngokwana basi

  7. bright mkosi says:

    Mayi wa zeru uyu adati adzatimangila nyumba ya dokotala kwa khuwi ku ntchisi tuwadikila munthu azitelo iii uchulukana nanga sabwe

  8. Nyamakumutu says:

    Amai athu amenewo. Mulipo kodi bwanji mwakhala chete chonchi. We need your wisdom to help the women to understand the needs to reduce babies par woman

  9. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    The tone being used by Callista is not the right one . . .

    Do you ask a mad man to make a choice or decision? Will you be mad at the mad person if he/she makes the wrong choice or decision? Do you leave an illiterate population to make a choice? What then is this language and tone that “youthful women may wish to consider family planning”? Consider? Seriously? What if in their world of illiteracy, they consider having many kids?
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    . . . This issue of family planning hence controlling population growth, needs to be handled seriously and by more serious minds than Callista’s; coz as illiterate as Malawi population is, you can’t ask people to consider family planning. People need to be whipped into line.
    . . . A National Population Control Policy and Law need to be put in place so that, among others; any girl amene wayamba kutetera, should be on contraceptives; in addition to limiting the number of children a couple can have.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    We may wish to know that besides useless leadership which Malawi has had since the beginning of time, coupled with failure to diversify our economy and transform it into an industrialised one; Malawi finds it hard to develop because of rapid population growth.

    Just think of it – Zambia which is 6 times bigger than Malawi, has a population of 15 million against Malawi’s 17 million. Are we surprised therefore that Zambia’s GDP per capita is a whopping US$1844, against Malawi’s meagre and shameful US$226? This hurts!

    We therefore need to sober up and look at this issue seriously.
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  10. katundu says:

    As long as im alive iwill produce more childrens za fodyazo komweko kumitunduko.

  11. Idiots says:

    Kodi awa alipo???? You became irrelevant the minute “Daniel Phiri” died, so sit home please.

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