The Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) has embarked on a three-year programme aimed at improving health service delivery for mothers and infants. The project launch follows what the organisation says high infant and maternal mortality in the country.
“The programme is aimed at improving health and environment of the mother and child through the provision of quality maternal, neonatal, child, health services, psychosocial support and quality health workers in Malawi by 2015,” reads a communiqué from NCA.
The programme will be implemented by various players and will focus on areas of maternal, neonatal and child health project, HIV/Aids programme, improved health training in Malawian health colleges and capacity-building of Christian Health Association of Malawi (Cham).
“It will target rights holders and duty bearers which include: women, men, and orphans, children with Aids, students, staff and those living with HIV.
“People with disability will also benefit from the programme through provision of services befitting them,” reads the statement.
The programme will be implemented in all the 30 Cham health centres nationwide.