Launch of Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, new born and Child Health in Lilongwe, Malawi

Launch of Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Lilongwe, Malawi

February 2017

Malawi and eight other countries committed to halving deaths among mothers and their new-born children in health facilities within the next five years.

These countries have formed a network which is supported by WHO, UNICEF and other partners. Including the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. This network was launched on 14-16th February in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Attendees of the event to launch the nine-country network to halve maternal and newborn mortality

In Malawi, the Paediatric and Child Health Association (PACHA) in partnership with the Ministry of Health and UNICEF have designed a course, called the COIN course and have trained 300 health workers from 24 facilities in order to move towards this goal. PACHA members provide bi-directional mentorship. 32 preservice lecturers have been training on this course and they may consider introducing parts of it into preservice training.

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