US Hails Malawi On Child Mortality Reduction

US Hails Malawi On Child Mortality Reduction

The United States Agency for International Development-USAID has hailed Malawi government for its effort in reducing child mortality rate.

USAID mission director Littleton Lit Tazewell made the remarks on Wednesday during the launch of the 2015/16 Malawi Demographic Health Survey in Lilongwe.

According to Tazewell, Malawi was among the few countries in the world to achieve the millennium challenge goal number four.

He said the survey has proved that beyond reasonable doubt that the country has improved great deal in   health system delivery.

He added that with time, the country can do better with the limited resources to the most efficient and effective health interventions.

The mission director further added that the country has made strides in addressing the HIV prevalence rate.

Tazewell has since challenged authority to address the current rapid population growth if the country is to grow economically.

He said there is need to scale up family planning methods to control birth rate.

The 2016/17 Malawi demographic and health survey was implemented by the National Statistical Office from 19 October 2015 to 18 February 2016. 

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