Malawi Launches Every Newborn Action Plan
The overarching theme and slogan of the day was “Malawi and MDG4: Early Adopter, Early Achiever” as the news that Malawi has achieved the MDG4 target- to reduce under-5 mortality by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. Prefacing and building up to the announcement were several speeches – by the Mayor of Lilongwe (Clir Chapondera); the head of the National Statistics Office (Mercy Kanyuka); the Chair of the Parliamentary Commission for Health (Hon. Juliana Lunguzi); the USAID Country Representative (Douglas Arbuckle); the UN/WHO Country Representative (Eugene Nyarko); and of course Fannie Kachale who also delivered the ENAP presentation. The afternoon was spent on the Child Health Strategy rollout and discussion, and a presentation on key findings from the EmONC Assessment.
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