Woman gives birth under tree: Safemotherhood in Malawi

A woman has given birth under a tree at Mpala Health Centre in Mulanje after a nurse on duty allegedly sent her back to her home for reporting late to the maternity ward.

Member of parliament for the area Naomi Chilekwa said the woman had gone to the health centre around 3am but the nurse on duty allegedly started shouting and insulting her for going to the health centre late.

“The situation is very tense here. People are mobilizing themselves to deal with the nurse. The woman successfully delivered under a tree with the help of her relations,” said the legislator.

Director of health and social services in Mulanje Dr. Alinafe Kalanda said the authorities have sent a fact finding mission to the area to find out what really happened.

“I can only comment after I get a report on the issue from our officers who have gone to the health centre,” said Kalanda.

This comes at a time when the government banned traditional birth attendants in order to force women deliver in hospitals as way of reducing the high mortality rate in the country.

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nachisale
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nachisale

Would we not have understood the story without the picture of the woman featured in. Pepani tiyeni tilemekeze azimayi. iweyo amene unajambula chithunzichi you have your own mother, sister daughter and you were also born through the same way. stop being silly.

TALENT GRAYSON
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I personally love Nursing and I love all nurses for tge great job they do…. enanu at somepoint a nurse helped you bwino kwambili so dont forget that chifukwa cha ma individual characters. Malawi wake up masiku ano ma journalist achuluka kupeza nkhani zopanda umboni kufuna kuyamikilidwa pa ntchito yawo. Mtola nkhani uyu bwanji sanapeze nthawi yo yankhula ndi namwino wapachipatalachi kuti amve mbali yake?? Dont just say things zopanda umboni weni weni atolankhani.. I am a proud nurse and when the stories dont add up I will defend my fellow nurses as long as i breathe.. If this nurse… Read more »

Innocent
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Innocent

Thank you Talent. Nurses have been under attack for several decades. Please Malawi, support us. We don’t defend ourselves based on the the blunders others commit.. We work hard to serve you. And God knows.

Aka
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Aka

We have heard from one side. If the the nurse said her side of the story, may such condemnetory messages would not be there.

Ndede
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Ndede

First of all the woman and her husband are to blame for what she has gone through. Am very sure they were visiting ANC and were told the good time to go for delivery. Secondly, the nurse is to blame for I’ll treating the client. I request families to report to hospitals it time to avoid such embarrassing situation. I also request nurses to treat the clients well. Am out.

mama Luntha
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mama Luntha

I bet you are a man and know nothing about delivery. ma dates amene amaperekedwa amakhala ongoyerekeza, sometimes you deliver before the time or after the said period. honestly ur comment is sickening

mama Luntha
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mama Luntha

and the labour ward is never closed like other wards so the nurse had no mandate kumubweza. i rest my case

Ndede
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Ndede

It is advisable for pregnant women to go to the hospital during the eighth month of pregnancy. That’s the recommended time set by government. Akakhala ma emergencies, they are real however families need to prepare. For God sake it is the child of the family and nobody’s. So dont be blaming someone because of your failure.

Naphiri
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Naphiri

pala naona Nurse…. mmayambiranji ntchito imeneyi kodi

ras
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ras

what sort of report DIRECTOR??????? come on achoke ameneyo

TALENT GRAYSON
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What do you know anout nurses… stop making conclusions. Nkhani zina ma journalist amngokokomeza. Dont hate nurses

Kadamsana
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Kadamsana

Talent Grayson, you are a desperate liar. Shame on you. Do you think you are doing a great service to this nation by being a nurse?

Gilbo
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Gilbo

Just fire her. She is a killer

kasokoneza
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kasokoneza

This nurse should be punished. dont protect her. why do you train as a nurse if you know that you are devoid of empathy.

Cheketa Njowe
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It is saddening to see that patients are suffering in many ways in our hospitals. Government hospitals being the worst places. It is time now for relevant authorities to look seriously into this matters seriously and put measures to stop this malpractice of ill treating patients. Malawians, let us join hands to enable our hospitals privatized because the way private hospitals treat patience is far much better that the government hospitals. Health officials at private respect their job knowing the owner may fire them if they mess up with their job than the government employed officers who feel nobody can… Read more »

Mazira a Bakha
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Nurse ameneyo achotsedwe ntchito and akufunika makofi

mike
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mike

Every problem Yachitika ku Chipatala you point your large fingers on Nurses why!. Lert them work freely they care you 24hrs working and watching you die peacefully pa miyendo yawo akukuthandizani. Mind you Dont insult them zosephana ndi malamulo kut muwapezele zifukwa ayi. Ma Nurse gwirani ntchito am out