Over 2 000 Malawi babies born on New Year’s Day: Unicef urges govt to save every child

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) says over 2 000 children were born in Malawi on New Year’s Day alone but says the survival of most of them is slim.

The adorable New Year’s Day baby

Unicef Malawi acting representative Roisin De Burca said there is need for the government and development partners to ensure that all the children survive.

“Most of them will not make it due to infectious and other diseases,” said De Burc in a statement.

Unicef said under five mortality rate accounts for 45 percent, saying it has been reduced from 200 per live 1000 births to 55 per live 1000 live births.

“Still, this figure of 55 per live births is very high, we need to reduce this figure drastically,” said De Burca.

De Burca urged the government to put in health programs that would reduce the high fertility rate.

Unicef said that the New Year’s Day births projections were derived from District Health Information System II data (DHISII).

According to the statement, De Burca says there is more that can be done in ensuring that babies are given a chance to live beyond their first day by among others, ensuring a steady supply of clean water and electricity in health facilities, having skilled attendants and treating complications during pregnancy, delivery and at birth.

 

 

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Girl lady
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Girl lady

is the figures correct? survey yake iti musatiopsye 2000 per day mmm

chebanda
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chebanda

The article says these are projections – I seriously doubt the real number is that high. Seems like propaganda numbers to boost their efforts at population control. It would be interesting to find out the real number.

concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

Lord have mercy !!! Over 2000 babies in a day? There could be more who have not been reported to the authorities. Those delivered at home in the many villages in Malawi. If over 2000 are born in a day , how many more are born in a week, month and then in a year?. Malawi is a very small country. Where are the resources going to come from to take care of such a ballooning population?. Malawians and government NGOs, churches, we need to work together in sensitizing others about the problems that follow when people have too many… Read more »

Sibo
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Sibo

We seriously need to check our population growth. Time for churches to embrace contraceptives. 2000 births in a day, that’s too high

CHOKA SATANA
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WELCOME OUR LOVELY BABIES –THANK YOU UNICEF FOR THE MESSAGE WELL DELIVERED — WE NEED MORE BABIES — THE COUNTRY IS STILL EMPTY —

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