Malawians making too many babies —Health Minister

Minister of Health Dr Jean Kalilani has noted that Malawians are having too many babies which will impact on the population growth of the one of the world’s most impoverished countries.

Mothers wait to have their babies weighed at the Bwaila maternity clinic, Malawi. –Photo by The Global Fund / John Rae

Mothers wait to have their babies weighed at the Bwaila maternity clinic, Malawi. –Photo by The Global Fund / John Rae

Kalilani said government plans to construct a new hospital in Lilongwe, after newspaper report suggest eapid population growth in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe and the surrounding districts has turned Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) into a death trap with up to five children in the emergency ward sharing a bed

However, Kalilani said the construction of a news hospital might not automatically solve the congestion problem at KCH.

“We are doing our best to decongest the hospitals, but what is happening is that we are just making too many children and then the population is growing and there will be more patients going to the hospital,” Kalilani told Weekend Nation.

“ It is time we found means to stop this rapid growth of population,” said Kalilani.

Speaking to reporters in Lilongwe to explain the status of health sector reforms, Kalilani disclosed that other hospitals are facing similar congestion problems.

She was hopeful that the reforms which her ministry is implementing would address some of those challenges.

Recently, the Sunday Times newspaper reported about a 50-year-old woman who has 22 children.

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back bencher
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Let us not abuse the special privilege which God gave us,producing babies like that and failing to support them its not right seriously.

nazimbiri
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koma alomwe nde timatoswana ngati mbira pamodzi ndi azathu achawa komaso atumbuka.
taonani momwe titovutikira m’manyumba mwa anthumu.

kugwira ncthito ngati sukulipidwa,mavuto kumuzi.kkkkkkkkkkkkkk

ngangula
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Anthu osabelekanu ndi choncho kuvuta

Kwasakwasa
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Alomwe, Ayawo/Achawa listen: Pitani ku school chonde umbuli wanuwu Malawi is too small for your frequent nyeres. All you do all do nkumangochindana basi. School to you is haram, but a person who has gone through school at least will understand when we say we need to slow down on baby making. Majority of u rely on the few relations or complete strangers to assist you with fees if at all they will go to school. Munthu ndiwe telala koma ana mpaka ten, kusoka mwakathithi munthu wamayi. Maximum number should be two per family. Mukuwathera malo ma northerners kusaka ntchito… Read more »
kwadabwitsa
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This is a blessing indeed. Being barren is not good. Ndaziona but now God blessed me and I want more babies. Cheers malawi. Go deeper

william makwama
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Tibelekane basi nanga kutaya mimba sichimo? Tiyeni guys go in egypt ku asia kuli population

chilangwe
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dr white olemela wke ndani ukudziwa iwe ali ndi mwana mmodzi

mgawadere
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Berekanani a Malawi mumapirimu ndikufuna ndizionamo zisakasa basis chitukuko chakwana enawa alindima billion koma alive ana azathandiza ndiponso Madonna azatengako ena mwinanso Tupac nkuzaombolako angapo

Balamanthu
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We seriously need to run a serious sensitization campaign about this.Ena akumabeleka ana ambiri thinking that government or relations will help them.People need to take responsibility for their own children.Ngati sungakwanitse, visit Banja la Mtsogolo.

Chinanso-MBC TV and radios have the worst programs that dont help to civilize or educate the masses.Let people find some good entertainment through good and radio TV programs.Even pa radio ma announcer kungokhalira kutamika mowa, weekend, laziness, mababiee.Our poverty will get worse by the day.Moreover those that employ for radios and TV dont look at whether the announcer or presenter has a head to think

You must know!!!!!!
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Ana abadwe basi. Boma lipitilize kumanga zipatala zazikuluzikulu. Nchito ya kuchipinda ndiyoufunika kwambiri. Ngati Azibusa nawonso amyiwala baibulo, kumalira kuchipinda ngati akumenyedwa, koma kuli kusangalala akumva kokuma kwa mayi busa. Ife ndife ayani ife. Tanyozeka basi.

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