On April 6, 2014 Former President of Malawi Dr. Joyce Banda said that her government had done so much to improve the lives of mothers and babies. She said that Malawi has improved in reducing the deaths of mothers and new born babies during birth and that Malawi is a model country in the world as other countries are now coming to learn the interventions used to reduce maternal deaths.
Blood shortage worries government. Just under one third of blood needed in Malawi is being collected. There is a greater need to sensitize communities on the importance of blood donation. Adult males can donate blood every 3 months and woman every 4 months.