Malawi: Saving Lives in Ndamera

The project will aim to empower women and sensitize men on health rights of women. The prevalence rate of HIV among children in Ndamera is high. Mother-to-child transmission is the main mode of acquisition of HIV among children. The Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Program (PMTCT) is being implemented to control the spread. Research shows that most men in the area restrict women from getting HIV tested due to cultural reasons.


  • Deamson Kumbikano

    I think this is a great idea. Mothers in patriarchal tribes are oppressed in Malawi. This will definitely give them a voice.

  • Belissa

    Great project!!! hopefully it will work fine!

  • Isaac Mazaza Jere

    I strongly recommend this good gesture that will save many live of oppressed women in Ndamera, Nsanje District in Malawi. Apart from the fact that Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, Nsanje District is also one of the poorest districts in Malawi. Poverty in the district is beyond measure and lack of quality education and exposure to to modern technology, causes cultural briefs to take lead in the area. This project I believe will save many women from pre mature deaths in the area.

  • Ursula Ngwira

    PMTCT in general is a concept that women in Nsanje and Malawi in general are willing to embrace in order to protect their well-being of their babies. However, access to such services has been limited for most women because of the negative attitudes of men towards PMTCT process as well as the surbodinate roles that women play in their families. This project will help empower women to be able to stand up to their men and make them understand the importance of PMTC and the need for them to participate in such processes and protect the woman and the baby.

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