Chairperson of Malawi’s Presidential Initiative on Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood Senior Chief Kwataine last week met traditional leaders in Karonga and Chitipa to promote the campaign on safe motherhood.
Kwataine told Nation on Sunday that he engaged the chiefs on the importance of participating in the fight against maternal deaths.
“I have been meeting the Karonga chiefs since Tuesday up to Friday to share with them the importance of encouraging women to deliver at the nearest hospitals to reduce and curb maternal deaths.
“Before meeting Karonga chiefs, I met chiefs of areas of traditional authorities Mwenemisuku and Nthalire in Chitipa on Monday,” he said.
Kwataine was optimistic that maternal deaths will soon be a thing of the past in the country following a positive response from chiefs.
“There is a good response from chiefs on the fight against this problem. I am very optimistic that very soon we will win the war against maternal deaths,” he said.
He said the meetings in Karonga and Chitipa were funded by the National Aids Commission (NAC).