First Lady to champion family planning intiatives in Malawi

The First Lady Madam Gertrude Mutharika, on Friday committed to champion family planning initiatives in the country in a bid to reduce maternal and child mortality as well as HIV.

First Lady signing a certificate confirming her committment to family planning initiatives

First Lady signing a certificate confirming her committment to family planning initiatives

FPAM chairperson Ng'oma presents to First Lady a patron symbol

FPAM chairperson Ng’oma presents to First Lady a patron symbol

Madam Mutharika made the commitment at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe when the Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) conferred on her the responsibility of Patron for the organisation.

Speaking at the ceremony, Madam Mutharika described her new role as another good platform to advance the cause in maternal and child health as well as the fight against HIV.

She hailed FPAM for the leadership it is providing in the provision of Sexual Reproductive Health services in Malawi to ensure that the population including young people enjoys good health.

“As a Patron of FPAM I will endeavour to ensure that FPAM continues to serve the nation to achieve its objectives through enhancing its visibility and supporting its agenda. I accept this role because it is in line with my OAFLA work plan objectives of a Malawi that is free from HIV and AIDs, maternal and Child health mortality where women and children are empowered to enjoy equal opportunities,” Madam Mutharika said.

She further commended the work that other organisations are doing in the national response to reduce HIV and maternal and child mortality.

FPAM board chairperson Lilian Ng’oma explained that the her organisation has bestowed the responsibility on Madam Mutharika because of the passion and the leadership that the First Lady has demonstrated in championing women issues and girl child education.

“Our role is to provide youth friendly sexual and reproductive health services and we strongly believe that with your passion for girls education, reducing maternal and child mortality as well as women empowerment your leadership is essential to take our organisation forward,” Ng’oma said.

FPAM was established in 1999 with the aim of providing comprehensive youth friendly reproductive health services

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17 thoughts on “First Lady to champion family planning intiatives in Malawi”

  1. sad says:

    koma make up mwaonjeza. less is moreeeeeee.

  2. JENTTELE says:

    PAJA MAYI WATHU ABITI GETRUDE MUTHARIKA MUKULERANSO , AUZENI AZIKAZI ATHU KUTI ANBVETSETSE CHIFUKWA ENA NDIAMAKHANI KWAMBIRI .
    KOMANSO MUKUKONGOLA BWANJI , KUMUTHU KOKAKO NGATI ” PEACOCK “

  3. Gud idea koma osamayamba zinthu kuti mzitukule nokha iyayi thandiZani ena as a first lady

  4. mtima wa nyani says:

    pa dzana kodi tikukumbukila HEALTH FOR – 2020???????????????????????????
    mpomwe acina gudo gondwe ndi gulu lao anakawa dzindalama koma nde kunali ma truck kugulidwa nthawi imene ija . nde mmene HIV , CHILD AND MATERNAL MOTALITY MMENE YANYANYILAMU- ARE U SURE U WANT TO DO SOMETHING NOW.CHANGE THE RATE WE R DYING OR CONE US IN THE NAME OFCHANGING THINGS? KUKAMWA NGATI MPHUTA TATOPA NAUNU. NAC YUYENDA BWANJI, NANGA KUSESA MMISEU, DO WE SEE ANY CHANGE SINCE- THINK TANK PLS. NDANGUDUTSA

  5. mtima wa nyani says:

    kodi mmesa za umoyo wa azimai zinayamba kale???????????????? bwanji osangopitiliza mmalo mopinda dzina kuti mupeze zoomba zina ndlama agalu inu. koma a mw nde sitikuganiza. nde mukacoka wina adzaikeposo dzina lina podyela. are u looking into the womens health, mwacitika ucitsilu tsaano. you r swindling our minds for the sake of corrupitng our taxes.

  6. Hehehede says:

    Mwayambanso safemotherhood mwamwatani?

  7. safusa says:

    Kusowa copangatu uku. Tangokhalani chete and do whatever it is you do in Sanjika or wherever|

  8. John says:

    THIS IS THE MOST SENSIBLE THING I HAVE HEARD FROM DPP GOVT. FAMILY PLANNING. IT IS LONG OVERDUE. JOYCE BANDA SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHAMPIONING THIS WHEN SHE WAS PRESIDENT. BUT ALAS! HER SELF-MOTHERHOOD WAS UNDERSTOOD TO MEAN ANTHU TIZINGOBEREKANA MWACHISAWAWA!

  9. Namaoda says:

    Anadimba kodi ndinu a miss matofotofo. Aliponso akonda anzanu ochepa matupi. Enanso akonda matofotofowo.

  10. Mgoloso says:

    Akulu mwasiyatu mfundo apa,,,,,bwanji osangokhala?tiyeni tizikhala serious pochita zinthu,,,,,,iyi ndi nkhani yabwino koma kumainong’anso

  11. Thupi labwino ndi limeneli. Logwilika. Akunama mai. Mukuoneka boo. Kunenepa sikwabwino. Akazi anga ali ngati inuyo. Muli boo. Kodi Kalista akupezeka?Mai ozichepesa. I like you Kalista.

  12. Patriot says:

    Kodi ntchito za tsopano za BEAM ndi zimenezo?
    kkkkkkkkk nde azimayiwo muziwathandiza ndi masache a panja hahahaha
    Useless gold digger NAC-gate thief

  13. Mathanyula says:

    Make up muchepeste madam. Mukuwoneka ngati bilimankhwe

  14. Eugene says:

    Fodya eti?

  15. Zambulo says:

    Beautify Malawi yakanika. Ndiye muzingoti uku mwalowera ukunso mwalowera. Kikkk

  16. Deputy says:

    The money which has been given to Malawi by global fund should better be used to recruit and maintain medical personnel,including laboratory graduates that they help deal with HIV,not for paying first lady’s allowances.

  17. anadimba says:

    ngati kuli ndalama zapita zimezo paja tu anathawitsa ma donors ku NAC. Kapena amva kuti Global fund ya khululuka ndikuvomereza kwa Bambo akunyumba kwawo kuti anthu asame sex adzikwatanaku ,ali ndingolowera konko. Shaaaaaa Mai uyu..ali gwaaaaa ngati samadyaa zoyedzedwa ndi a Dotolo. Awa ndiye Sanjika yawada bwanji? Aproffessor ,Maiwo mumawamana masausage eti? Mwayeneratu umbombo inu.mukumanena kuti (izitu ndizanga Mai ,tammvana zimenezo etiii?zanu zikubwera tu Mai.tamvana zimenezo eti?)

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