First Lady gives Thyolo patients New Year treat: Names baby ‘Gertrude’

The First Lady Madam Gertrude Mutharika has called on people in the country including women to be positive minded in order to unleash their full potential and positively change the course of their lives in the new year.

First Lady holds a newly born baby at Chisoka health clinic in Thyolo

First Lady holds a newly born baby at Chisoka health clinic in Thyolo

Baby Gertrude named by First Lady

Baby Gertrude named by First Lady

First Lady speaks to mothers

First Lady speaks to mothers

The President’s spouse was speaking on New Year’s Day at Chisoka Health Center in Thyolo district where she cheered patients, new mothers and pregnant women waiting to deliver at the facility.

Among other things the First Lady said people, especially those in rural areas need to seek professional medical assistance when they fall sick as well as encourage pregnant women to deliver their babies at the hospital to ensure a health life.

She said delivering at home does not only put the life of the mother at risk but also that of the unborn or newly born baby.

“There is no reason that a woman should deliver at home with the help of people who are not trained when we have a hospital at our disposal. Let us utilise the health facilities in our localities like this hospital and the well trained medical personnel in the facilities. Let us make sure that we are attending antenatal clinics to be monitored and when the time for delivery comes, it should be at a hospital and not anywhere else,” said Mutharika.

The First Lady also called on people to adopt good hygiene practices such as keeping their surroundings clean and properly disposing waste to prevent preventable diseases such as malaria, diarrohea among others.

During the visit the First Lady donated drugs and other medical supplies to the hospital as well as cheered patients in the wards where she donated various items including; meal meal, cooking oil, salt, sugar, soap, blankets and basins to patients.

In the postnatal ward Madam Mutharika named Gertrude a baby girl born to Esther Pinifolo of Katundu Village, T/A Chimaliro in the district.

Born on New Year’s Eve, baby Gertrude was the latest baby out of the 13 babies born at Chisoka Health Center this week.

On Christmas day the First Lady also named after herself a baby girl at Mangochi district hospital.

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Mwana mlhomwe ameneyu adzakhala wa mwano ngati Bingu ngati Calista ngati APM ngati Getrude.

Anthony Kawinga

Getrude is indeed a wonderful name and madam president did a tremendous job by giving treats at the hospital. But was there a consent of both parents for the baby to deserve that name?


Mwabatiza mwana wosalakwa ndi matembelero, i see mukhalidwe wa mayiyu kufalikira kwa iyeyu monga kunYoza,ushasha,ugogodi,kuba,kusayeluzika etc etc

Ma battery a mlakho fweee fweee fweee mbofyo mbofyo

Why not in Enchakachakeni?why not Nac or Beam as her name?

Ghost of Kamuzu

Nyasatimes please can you stop featuring photographs of this woman Gertrude Mutharika. For you bring shame to the woman of Malawi and the country by showing pictures of her and giving her coverage.
This woman stole from NAC so she should feature a Wanted Person by the ACB poster not otherwise.


Dzina okane


Za nkutu


Let’s promote malawian names and claiming out Africanness


At least she is trying. The message i would have sent is. Clean your environment, plant trees, work and stop having so many babies.

Your words of advise to pregnant mothers is VERY true. But practically it is not easy for all women to do that. Especially women from rural areas. You ve seen for yourself that some expectant mothers are already there sleeping rough in corridors kudikilira mpaka matenda ayambe. Why? The system in Malawi 50years on is poor. Is our transport system good , no. Do we have proper and /or enough ambulances ,no. Hospital facilities are also poor. The health personnel thats another issue. There are alot of things to be sorted before things get better. Its not good enough visitng… Read more »

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