Mother of five delivers quadruplets in Salima, appeal for support

A 35 year- old mother of five, Joyce Banda has given birth to quadruplets atS alima District Hospital.

Joyce Banda pictured with her babies few hours after delivery.-Photo by Watson Maingu, Mana

The four babies who are all boys were delivered on Saturday night and have born with low weight of 1,400gms, 1,200gms, 1,200gms and 1,000 gms.

Banda.who comes from Matumba Village in the area of Senior Chief Khombedza in the district , has since appealed for support from well-wishers.

“I already have five children and when I was coming here I was expecting to deliver a sixth child as per our plan to have six children, but according to God’s wish I have a gift of four babies at once,” she said.

Banda said that despite that having four babies at once is a huge challenging taskfor her as she lives as a subsistence farmer, she is not bitter at all.

“What I can say is that I will be available to raise the children as I have done with the other children, my only call is for support of any kind from all well-wishers during the time that I am here at the hospital and when I go backto the village,” she added.

Banda who is married to Geoffrey Milanzi, said that this is not her first time to give birth to more than one as she gave birth to a set of twin babies in herprevious deliver.

“Asa person who really on farming I had problems raising that set of twins, interms of dividing time to work at the garden and to look after the children an dI am sure I will have the same challenge,” she explained.

Band added that, “My household is very poor, I am a standard five drop out while my husband did not do any form of education.”

According to the In-charge of the Maternity Ward, Benjamin Mbalati, the babies would remain at the hospital until their weight improves.

“Since they have born with low weight we will keep them here until their weight improves to above 1.5 kilograms,” he noted.

Salima District Hospital Public Relations Officer (PRO), Angella Nyongani has said well-wishers are free to assist her.

“Inher situation she has so many needs and therefore as a hospital we will welcome well-wishers who need to assist her,” she said.

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ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
1 year ago

Congratulations ! Congratulations !! Thanks God for the gift — We need more children on earth as it was commanded by God himself — To multiply and fill the the earth –The earth is still empty –We need more –.Give us your contact details for small small support —

Brazi
Brazi
1 year ago

Akuti this was God’s plan. Umbuli basi. She must learn her lesson. Iye and amuna ake apeze njira providing for themselves. Leave the public out of this. Mwina Bushiri awathandize.

Alidele mkulinga utayenda nsye

So how can one assist?nanu olemba nkhani. Provide contact details please. Dziko la Malawi silinafike popanga family planning. Anthu tikachepa malonda adzigula ndani?All developed countries (China and USA) have high population. Tipatseni contact ya chipatala of.

Tizanka
Tizanka
1 year ago

Provide contacts how we can help her. We hear you got your headline yes, but how can we help her? Provide a way

Achiswe
1 year ago

An ultrasound scan early in her pregnancy would have revealed that she was expecting four baby boys. Uneducated parents relying on subsistence farming should limit the size of their family to two children, three at most. Education on family planning is urgently needed, especially in rural areas.

lantern
lantern
1 year ago

Ana 5 anali osakwana?

Make Malawi Great
Make Malawi Great
1 year ago

Family planning is critical in reducing poverty the govt needs to handle such issues instead of buying beer paying for free shows to Dpp politicians this is the right time to pitch in shes in need of your help!!

Mkoyi
Mkoyi
1 year ago

Some want to assist but what channel can be used to help. The Salima Hospital Staff should facilitate the raising of funds for her. this is no laughing matter. If she is on Mpamba or Airtel money let it be known in a transparency manner.

maston bure
maston bure
1 year ago

kkkkkk at 35 mumafunaso cani

Malawi
Malawi
1 year ago

Zopepela izi…how can a poor person like you plan to have 6 babies??? zoona 5 osakukwanani?? mumafuna chani kwenikweni?? mulera nokha ameneweo

Kaka
Kaka
1 year ago
Reply to  Malawi

We need more babies. Human capita for this country. Family planning for what. Let’s assuy this person. Iyo ndi ngozi chabe.

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