The Malawi Health Equity Network (MHEN) has appealed to government to allocate more funds towards initiatives that are meant to reduce maternal and neonatal deaths in the country.
Speaking to YFM online, MEHN National Coordinator Ethel Kapyepye said despite making strides in the sector, insufficient funds and resources remains a huge challenge.
“We still have some challenges in terms of women dying because 439 deaths per 100,000 is still a lot of women. So we need to make sure that as Malawi we reach our target which is 70 or even less,” Kapyepye observed.
She further disclosed that through the funds from the government the cases have reduced from 500 to 439 since 2016.
Kapyepye however said more has to be done to make sure that mothers are getting the care they need in order to further reduce the maternal mortality rate.