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Presidential Initiative on Martenal Health & Safe Motherhood

The Presidential Initiative on Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood (PIMHSH) was set up in 2012 under the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) to demonstrate political will and commitment of the highest office and speed up reduction of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality rates in the country.

According to the 2013 Report for the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality (CARMMA), Malawi managed to reduce its maternal mortality ratios significantly from 675 per 100,000 live births to 460 per 100,000 live births through the interventions that were championed by the Initiative.

 

Currently, the country registers 574 maternal deaths per 100, 000 live births.