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Reproductive Health

Directorate for Reproductive Health was established in1997 in response to the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, Egypt in 1994.

The core mandate of the Directorate is to coordinate the integration of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRH) at all levels; develop SRH Policies, Strategy and Guidelines; guide implementation of SRH services as well as monitor and evaluate SRH services.

The directorate exists to promote through informed choice, safer reproductive health practices by men, women and young people, including increased use of high quality, accessible sexual and reproductive health rights and services

The goal of the RH Programme is to improve sexual & reproductive health for all men, women and young people in Malawi, especially the vulnerable and underserved. The RH programme purpose is to promote through informed choice, safer reproductive health practices by men, women and young people, including increased use of high quality, accessible reproductive health services.

Current and feature plans and activities

The key interventions and programmes being currently implemented by the department improve access to quality SRHR services and also to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality include:

1. Family Planning

2. Maternal and Newborn Health (ANC, Labor & Delivery, Newborn, Postnatal, Post Abortion Care including skilled birth attendance and emergency obstetric care services).

3. Youth Friendly Health Services

4. RH Cancers

5. Obstetric Fistula

6. Mitigation of harmful practices

7. Essential newborn care (HBB)

8. PMTCT 

9. Community MNCH initiatives

10. Effective referral system