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Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health

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Healthy babies, happy mothers.
Debbie Devoe, CRS
Malawi has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios globally, currently estimated at 439 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. Adolescent pregnancies comprise 29% of all births and 15% of maternal deaths.  Neonatal mortality, often caused by birth asphyxia, premature birth, and infection, is estimated at 29 per 1,000 live births.  Causes of under-five mortality include malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia. 
USAID’s global Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) goal is ending preventable child and maternal deaths in a generation.  To do this, USAID integrates high-impact, evidence-based practices into activities that address vital MNCH issues in households, communities, and health facilities.  USAID works with the Government of Malawi’s (GoM) Ministry of Health to ensure an MNCH focus in district and central level health activities.

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