New Maternity Ward Ensures Safe Delivery
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I decided to move to Chikwawa in order to alleviate the disease burden unleashed by the floods, and to bring us closer to making real the human right to health care.
Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo, Partners In Health's sister organization in Malawi, is partnering with the Ministry of Health to reduce deaths related to childbirth.
PIH/APZU is providing services beyond Neno District for the first time, aiding flood victims in nearby Chikwawa. Clinicians are seeing about 250 patients a day at the new clinic.
Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo is now seeing patients at its new maternity and gynecology wards in Neno District. The PIH/APZU team and the Ministry of Health hope the improved care encourages pregnant women to deliver at the hospital.
Severe flooding in Malawi in January and February has displaced thousands of people. Partners In Health's Malawian sister organization has responded to health-related issues with a weekly mobile clinic.
Dr. Paul Farmer writes on the inequities of healthcare funding in "Who Lives and Who Dies," published February 5, 2015, in the London Review of Books.
Floods in Malawi have killed scores of people, displaced thousands, and destroyed crops. PIH's sister organization and the Ministry of Health took action, organizing a mobile clinic to distribute basic supplies and provide medical care.