Malawi : Readiness for Quality of Care Implementation

Demographics

Population 17,251,000 (*1)
Fertility rate per woman 5 (*1)
Total maternal deaths in 2015 3,400 (*1)
Neonatal Mortality Rate 22 per 1,000 live births (*1)
Stillbirth rate 22 per 1,000 births(*2)

Malawi

Summary of Implementation Readiness

1. National QI approach 8/11
2. Selection of learning sites 5/6
3. QI management and response system 4/6
4. QI coaching system and structures 3/5
5. Measurement 4/8
6. Orientation to districts and facilities 1/3
7. Learning hub 1/5

Response: Yes

< 50%
50% - 80%
> 80

Coverage of essential interventions %

Demand for family planning satisfied 75 (*1)
Antenatal care (4 or more visits) 45 (*1)
Skilled attendance at delivery 87 (*1)
C-section rate 5 (*1)
Early initiation of breastfeeding 95 (*1)
Exclusive breastfeeding 70 (*1)
Postnatal visit for baby (within 2 days) 81 (*1)
Postnatal care for mother (within 2 days) 75 (*1)

Examples of Implementation

References

1. Countdown to 2015, 2015 report See http://countdown2030.org/
2. UNICEF.Maternal and Newborn Health Disparities in Malawi 2016 https://data.unicef.org/resources/maternal-newborn-health-disparities-country-profiles/
3. All other data received from the relevant Ministry of Health and WHO Country Offices.