Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Malawi

 

HUMANS OF OTTAWA

This series shed a light onto the current condition of maternal, newborn and child health in Bimbi, Malawi.

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Bimbi15

“Sometimes, you hear a rumor about your spouse, maybe they were here with that person, or there with another. But you can’t just believe it. You must ask them and be open about it. We trust each other. Growing our garden has helped us work...

Bimbi14

“We encourage mothers to give birth at the facility instead of at home because here they can be properly helped. Sometimes they won’t come because there is no transportation, sometimes because they don’t think they need to. I think it is a...

Bimbi13

“Both of my previous husbands were unfaithful. It was so painful for me. When they would never be at home, I could just tell that they were with another woman. I don’t know why anyone would cheat. But my children have been gifts from God. It...

Bimbi12

“We were married for 16 years before we divorced. It was because of gender-based violence. He was unfaithful and stealing money for himself. We had seen counsellors, but eventually, I knew he was never going to change. I just wanted to be free....

Bimbi11

“Sometimes when I think of that day, I am scared. People tell me that I might die. But I tell them to wait and see what happens.”   ————————Story from Bimbi, Malawi 🇲🇼with Caitlin Arlenewww.caitlinarlene.com HUMANS OF OTTAWA  Read More...

Bimbi10

“It’s really nice at home; it’s different. We never had the capacity or understanding of the importance of proper hygiene. We would eat food and not wash our hands first, things like that. But now there is no cholera. No other diseases either....