Malawi: Neno Chief Registers 900 Pregnancies in Four Months
Neno — Senior Traditional Authority Symon of Neno said he registers over 900 expectant mothers in his area within four months.
The chief said he gathers such data through his community safe motherhood groups which he has established in his area.
Chief Symon said he has been gathering such data from the months of October to December, 2013 which he said also alarmed him because it indicates that the population in his area is increasing at an alarming rate.
Explained Symon; “I have been collecting such data to check out on how my subjects are adhering to family planning services because my area is rated one of high populated area in Neno and the figures have shown just that.”
The chief therefore asked government through the Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) to open an office in his area to advocate for family planning services.
“I would like to ask the government to consider me a special family planning office to promote and assist me on how best we can contain the population increase in the area,” said Symon.