Following the success of Health Budget Transparency and Accountability in the districts of Mzimba,
MamaYe Malawi owes much of its success to its trained activists in all the three regions of Mzimba, Rumphi and Nkhata Bay. A continuous engagement with the activists in its various ways has helped to make positive impact in the districts in improving maternal and newborn health.
If you walk to any health facility in the country and stroll through the maternity corridors or wards, you will see women sitting in groups chatting, sharing their stories and laughing. As much as there is joy and excitement from these women that they are about to bring a new bundle of joy in this world, there is also fear and anxiety in these first, second or third time mothers.
MamaYe Malawi has been supporting Rumphi district in participating in the budget transparency and accountability process through a series of assessments.
Building a strong partnership among midwives, mothers and partners in maternal and newborn health builds a healthy community and nation.
There is an African Proverb which says, "If you think you're too s
Malawi has one of the highest maternal death rate in the world. Here, news of pregnancy is received with a mixture of both joy and anxiety by the mother, family and community.