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Some of the journalists at the meeting in Lilongwe Some of the journalists at the meeting in Lilongwe Image taken by Blessings KANG'OMBE

Malawi Media Hailed For Promoting Health

Written by  Written By Blessings KANG'OMBE May 19, 2017

Media practitioners in Malawi have been hailed for promoting maternal and neonatal health issues in the country.

The development follows a media interface meeting by MamaYe Malawi held recently in the Capital Lilongwe.

A group of journalists drawn from various media houses including Capital FM took part in the media interface.

The media round table was aimed at training journalists on how to source evidence and effectively report on Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) and Health Budget Transparency and Accountability (HBTA)

Representatives of MamaYe Malawi described the media’s role in information dissemination as vital in reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in the country.

MamaYe Malawi Leader, Mathias Chatuluka commends journalist for their positive reporting towards maternal health issues. 

He said, "Positive reporting on issuews of MNH is of great importance and as such the country will continue registering success in its quest to reduce maternal deaths."

"Therefore, my appeal to our journalist is to write more positive stories in relation to maternal and newborn health".

MamaYe is a campaign initiated by Evidence for Action (E4A) aimed at improving maternal and newborn survival in sub-Saharan Africa.

Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, it focuses on using a strategic combination of evidence, advocacy and accountability to save lives in Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

And in Malawi, the programme has been running for a period of five years.



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