Northern region chiefs pledge forming committees on safe motherhood

Chiefs in the northern Malawi are expressing commitment towards efforts of reducing maternal deaths among women in the country through mobilization of communities on safe motherhood.

The commitment was made by chiefs from the area of traditional authority Mwenemisuku and Kameme in Chitipa district,  Mwirang’ombe and  Mwasambo in Karonga district during the tour of chairperson for the Presidential Initiative on Safe motherhood of Senior Chief Kwataine who was sensing the communities on the initiative.

Addressed more than 500 traditional leaders Kwataine appealed to the traditional leaders to be vigilant and not consent to early marriages and deliveries by traditional birth attendants in theirs villages.

Chief Kwataine
Chief Kwataine

“It is our role to make sure our women get to the hospital in time, and ensure that we don’t endanger our women when they are ready to give birth,” said Kwataine.

In response Traditional leaders in the north told senior chief Kwataine that they are ready to form committees that will help in sensitizing the communities the importance of safemotherhood.

“We are ready to make sure our girls don’t fall prey to early marriages. We want them to be educated and contribute to the development of Malawi” said the chiefs.

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