I am passionate aboutI am passionate about saving lives of pregnant women and newborns. This
passion emanates from my birth experience, having lost my mother while giving
birth to me. This passion aims to give back to women, for the great and
unappreciated work they do of bringing lives to this world. Having worked as
as a midwife in the past six years, my passion for mothers and newborn has
grown even more.
ActionsI have contributed to reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality in Chitipa
district. To begin with, i served as a safe motherhood coordinator for the
district for six years. In this period, i was able to advocate for resources
for construction of a Neonatal unit, which reduced neonatal mortality rates
by half within a year.
I also instituted an advocacy strategy in Chitipa community to deal away with
child, early and forced marriages in the district. I worked with local
leaders and other stakeholders in the district, and eventually reduced the
rates of early marriages.