A local hospital in Malawi is reinvigorating a program that aims to give infants the best start.
HP+ contributes to optimizing health resources and fostering more equitable, sustainable, rights-based health services, supplies, and delivery systems.
In Malawi, data is being used to inform important health decisions at both the national and state levels as part of the HP+ project's efforts to help others collect and utilize data to strengthen advocacy and health systems.
Malawi's Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), led by WHO and UNICEF, aims to give newborns the best start in life by promoting exclusive breastfeeding from birth to six months.
World Population Day 2019 provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on what has happened over the past quarter century—the advances that have taken place and the unfulfilled aspirations yet to be achieved.
This World Population Day, an HP+ staff recounts her experiences in Malawi, where HP+ supports programs that inform the youth population of services that are available to them. This is part of the country’s national growth and development strategy and youth-friendly health services strategy.
After decades of unwavering donor support for the financing of family planning, HIV, and other priority health services, many have come to see free service provision as a given. But this perception, that essential health services and commodities are “free”, is only partially true.