Malawi Adventure

Christine Gorman is writing about her first few days in Malawi in the Global Health Report blog. She is a Nieman Fellow in Global Health Reporting and will be doing work there for the next several weeks.

Her first post is about arriving and going about Lilongwe, the capital in the central region.

She comments on a conversation with a couple of other expats studying midwifery that leads to a brief note that February is the peak month for births and malaria. Gorman writes, “More pregnant women, new mothers and kids under the age of five die of malaria than any other single group.”

Woudn’t it be wonderful if midwives were supplied with mosquito nets for distribution and training with mothers at each newborn delivery?

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