Melinda Gates meets APM: Impressed with Malawi’s safemotherhood progress

Melinda Gates, wife to US billionaire Bill Gates has commended the Malawi government for implementing programmes that have helped the country to reduce deaths of pregnant woman and in turn meet its Millennium Development Goal-MDG number 4.

Mutharika and Melinda Gates

Mutharika and Melinda Gates

Photo opportunity for Malawi President and his ministers with Melinda Gates

Photo opportunity for Malawi President and his ministers with Melinda Gates

Melinda was speaking in Lilongwe during the week when she held a closed door meeting with President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace.

She said since her organisation started implementing safe motherhood programmes in the country, government has taken a special focus on under-five children to make sure that pregnant women deliver at a health facility and that the young child receives proper care in its first five years.

“I am impressed with the progress the government has made in ensuring that pregnant women are delivering at a health facility,” she said.

“I must commend the president for taking a leading role in this cause. The president is making sure that all the right things are being done to secure the lives of both the mother and the child,” she added.

According to Madam Gates, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation will continue to work with government to promote the training of community midwives which is already in progress.

On any new programme which the organisation intends to establish with government, Ms Gates said she discussed with President Mutharika on a new data management system.

“This system will help government track down the progress it is making in the health sector,’ she disclosed.

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has been working with the government in promoting maternal and child health.

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7 thoughts on “Melinda Gates meets APM: Impressed with Malawi’s safemotherhood progress”

  1. makwasa says:

    Initiatives that were started by JB.

  2. Blessed says:

    You look gorgeous Patricia in that trousers suit.

  3. munyalika says:

    zipanda pake zimezo thats not being famous

  4. THESE DONORS SHOULD POINT WHAT WE ARE DOING WRONG FOR US TO CHANGE BUT NOT TELLING US WHAT WE ARE DOING RIGHT.

  5. Namihavani says:

    Koma musiye kutibera ndarama akatipanga sponsor azungu amenewa kaya ku kamuzu College of Nursing mukumva zimenezi ma scholarship tumanzunzika nawo awa chifukwa ma officials aku ma College kutizuzna kwabasi. Tikutengerani kukhti muona

  6. msozi coole says:

    Kupereketsa kuterloko aliyese angonyngolera milomo azikawe ndlama.
    Vu to nloti no one has ever been booted on any money ska do. I remember sometime back reading england news zoti mp anacita claim 23 pence ya sink stopper yomwe anagula and wins anacita klemu mtengo was adult vidyo amaonera pa television camma £6-7 koma akanadziwa being that its tax payers money sakadacita klemu. Mmenemo life zathu za payer tax zulowa kwa mahule kumangilildwa myumba kugulilidwa ma galimoto ma fees ,keep up money, kugonera azimai mmahotela, solo kugulilidwa tikiti kukabwandulilana outside mW hotels. Acina phwiya kumakamwera ma pub a Ku south afrika. Kugula ma thlaki cash. Ma junyozi kumangosaukka solo kwamangilako nyumba ya cimbudzi nkati Mokha a bale in. The list goes on no citukuko ndi dollar money. Koma Melinda wauzidwa zoti mankhwala ndi zipangizo zoyenera tilibe pena mwangowabisa azimai a kumidzi nkusesa ward imodzi kubisa umphawi work udziwike othandizawo aziona pofunikila a bololo zithupsa in??????

  7. john says:

    THIS TENDENCY OF GIVING THE PRESIDENT A DIFFERNT CHAIR FROMTHE REST REALLY SICKENS ME! FOR WHAT? DOES ONE BECOME A LESSER PRESIDENT IF YOU SIT ON SAME CHAIR WITH OTHER DIGNITORIES? GO ANYWHERE EVEN IN RSA, PRESIDENT DONT MIND SITTING ON SIMILAR CHAIRS LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE. COME ON MALAWIANS, YOU HAVE GONE BEYOND WITH YOUR PROTOCOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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