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Prevalence and Determinants of Unintended Pregnancy in Mchinji District, Malawi; Using a Conceptual Hierarchy to Inform Analysis

Prevalence and Determinants of Unintended Pregnancy in Mchinji District, Malawi; Using a Conceptual Hierarchy to Inform Analysis

Unintended pregnancies unnecessarily expose women to the risks associated with pregnancy, unsafe abortion and childbirth, thereby contributing to maternal mortality and morbidity. Studies have identified a range of potential determinants of unplanned pregnancy but have used varying methodologies, measures of pregnancy intention and analysis techniques. Read more about Prevalence and Determinants of Unintended Pregnancy in Mchinji District, Malawi; Using a Conceptual Hierarchy to Inform Analysis

Research validates London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy in Malawi

Research validates London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy in Malawi

By Chancy Namadzunda, Nyasatimes A research has shown that the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP), a new and psychometrically valid measure of pregnancy intention that was developed in the United Kingdom, can be used in the country, according to University of London Research Fellow Jennifer Hall. Charles Makwenda: PACHI Chief Executive Officer The researchRead more about Research validates London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy in Malawi[…]

M’mbelwa District Council signs MOU with CSO Network

M’mbelwa District Council signs MOU with CSO Network

Parent and Child Health Initiative (PACHI) recently facilitated the signing of the MOU between M’mbelwa District Council and CSO Network as one way of strengthening transparency and accountability at both the district and community level. The theme of the ceremony was “Working Towards Enhanced Collaboration in Service Delivery” Read more about M’mbelwa District Council signs MOU with CSO Network

Community involvement on blood donation an initiative for increasing blood availability

Community involvement on blood donation an initiative for increasing blood availability

Nothing is comparable to the preciousness of human blood which is the most vital component of human beings. Blood is the only thing which can’t be produced anywhere, it is only inside the human body. Blood sharing is the only means to save a life for those requiring blood. Read more about Community involvement on blood donation an initiative for increasing blood availability

Participation at the NGO week by Parent and Child Health Initiative (PACHI)

Participation at the NGO week by Parent and Child Health Initiative (PACHI)

As part of promoting transparency and accountability; Council for Non-Governmental Organizations (CONGOMA) in collaboration with Non Governmental Organisation Board held the NGO week from Tuesday  17th th to Friday 20th November  to , 2015  in Lilongwe, at Sapitwa Hall, Crossroads Hotel. The theme was:” Partnerships for mutual accountability and sustainable development results” Read more about Participation at the NGO week by Parent and Child Health Initiative (PACHI)

MaiMwana open day

MaiMwana open day

Maimwana organized its first open day on 20th August, 2015, under the theme “improving the lives of mothers and children using community sustainable interventions” to showcase all activities done in the community it was the community’s initiative. The event took place at Fanuel school grounds in Mchinji district. This was an opportunity for the communityRead more about MaiMwana open day[…]

MaiMwana volunteer counsellors: a way to exclusive breastfeeding

MaiMwana volunteer counsellors: a way to exclusive breastfeeding

The intervention focuses on exclusive breastfeeding by promoting behavioural change of some harmful cultural practices and beliefs such as discarding colostrums, giving of prelacteral feeds and delay in initiation of breastfeeding.

72 peer counselors, locally selected by traditional leaders were trained to implement this intervention in rural communities of Mchinji district, Malawi. In Malawi breastfeeding has always been there, but rarely has exclusive breastfeeding been practiced due to cultural beliefs. Read more about MaiMwana volunteer counsellors: a way to exclusive breastfeeding