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Charles Makwenda

Charles Makwenda is the Director of Parent and Child Health Initiative (PACHI), an NGO working in partnership with University College London (UCL). He would like to bring together the different skill sets to contribute to better outcomes for mothers and children in Malawi. He has high energy for MamaYe because it brings in new thinking in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH).

Charles is an improvement expert trained by Institute for Health care improvement (USA) with 15 years of working experience on different projects in the private sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and working with the Ministry of health. 

He has a Masters of Science in Leadership and Change Management from Leads Metropolitan University and a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree from the University of Malawi - Polytechnic.

The story of Mwai...

The MamaYe campaign was in Mchinji district where it facilitated community blood mobilization. 71 units were collected and we smile because those are lives saved.

Community Blood Campaign: John the Brave

Data collected on the Mchinji district dashboard shows that five out 10 maternal deaths in the district are as a result of lack of blood at the hospital. The team refused to sit and watch when some of these lives can be saved. A one week community campaign was organized and 71 pints were collected. This is a story of the experience at one of the bleeding sites