Malawi could adopt China’s one child policy

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Population in Malawi keeps increasing: Photo: Fox news.

Population in Malawi keeps increasing: Photo: Fox news.

Population experts fear that Malawi could be forced to adopt China’s famous one child policy if the current population trend continues.

According to the United States of America (USA) population experts, Malawi’s current population will treble to a 40 Million record of people by 2040 if the current trend of child-birth is not urgently checked.

The news about the possible increase in population is attributed to the average five children per family policy in Malawi.

Speaking on Tuesday, experts at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) dubbed the current population growth in Malawi as ‘worrisome’ and too much.

Peter Halpert

Peter Halpert: The trend is alarming.

Director for USAID Health Office in Malawi, Peter Halpert in his speech during the launch of the Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) 2016 – 2020 in Lilongwe, said that there is need for the trend to be looked at before it gets out of hand.

He said the country’s population growth might be the most significant threat to Malawi’s long-term development and prosperity.

“Forty Million people is the estimated number of people that will be living in Malawi by the year 2040 if women continue to have five or more children in their families – that is more than double the current population,’’ he said.

According to a website called country metres website, as of 1 January 2016, the population of Malawi was estimated to be 17.7 million people.

This is an increase of 2.76 % compared to population of 17.2 million the year before. In 2015 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 476,942.

The sex ratio of the total population was 1.002 (1002 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio.

The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1016 males to 1000 females as of 2015.

Below are the key figures for Malawi population in 2015:

• 705,142 live births

• 228,200 deaths

• Natural increase (Difference between deaths and live births): 476,942 people

• Net migration: 0 people

• 8,880,146 males as of 31 December 2015

• 8,858,532 females as of 31 December 2015

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  1. In as much as the finding could be correct, one wonders if the mortality rate in Malawi has been taken into consideration.
    God makes wonders indeed because He brings a balancing factor to a surging population in most cases. He brings earthquakes, floods, incurable diseases like HIV/AIDS, Blood pressure, Diabetes etc as a natural balancing factor. However, with the current level of poverty and inflation, it would take an insane man to think twice before having more children than he can afford to maintain.

  2. If people have 1 kid only who will help them kulima kumunda? Please find the route cause of the problem to Malawi’s economy because having one child will not change even the quality of the service delivery

  3. Chimenecho ndiye chibwana cha mchombo lende,ine pano ma plan ndiokwatira and I wat 4 kids, inuyo mukufuna kupanga adopt ma policy akujanu muli dziwana kholophethe kudza dzidzukulu tudzi now mukufuna kutitchingila ife, mbu0bayo sitiyifuna~Umenewo Ulemu?

  4. Enanu ngati mukukomenta za serious ndiye kuti school yanu sinakupindulileni. Ndipofunika boma likuphunzitseni ubwino wake wa one child policy. Panopa evrything is fucked up in MW just bcoz of high population.

  5. Enanu ngati mukukomenta za serious ndiye kuti school yanu sinakupindulileni. Ndipofunika boma likuphunzitseni ubwino wake wa one child policy. Panopa evrything is fucked up in MW just bcoz of high population.

  6. mmene ndawonera ma comment akazi muli ndi vuto,kungosusa ganizo labwinoli pamene chiwelengero cha azimayi omwe amalera ana pankhani yachuma ngt xul,health ndichochepa kwambir..we need this in Malawi.

  7. mmene ndawonera ma comment akazi muli ndi vuto,kungosusa ganizo labwinoli pamene chiwelengero cha azimayi omwe amalera ana pankhani yachuma ngt xul,health ndichochepa kwambir..we need this in Malawi.

  8. Iwo amalipila mzika zawuto..inu mumatipasa ndalama mwaulele kuti mutipase limit yopangila..ana…..timawadyesa tokhatu..unless mukazayamba kupeleka grant…

  9. Kuchulukana m’kwabwino nkhani ili podyetsa ndi kuveka. Ngati ukudandaula ndi nkhani ya fertilizer limenero sivuto lokhudzana ndi kuchulukana? Ngati Boma silikutsitsa m’tengo wa m’chere wa m’munda vuto. Tiganize m’mabanja mwathumo nkhani yobeleka. Boma silingaveke komanso kudyetsa m’makomo aliyense akudziwa pafika BOMA lathu lamasiku anowa. Chimayipa ukuchiwona koma chikachoka chimafunika mutanthauzira nokha. Ndikuyankha inu mukuti palibe amakapempha ku Boma chakudya. Ine ZS ndatero zikomo.

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  11. Hi am from United Kingdom, I urgently need a Nanny, Nurse,
    Gardner, Security, Chef and a Coaching Teacher for my lovely kids. I
    work very far from my homeand I have less time for then I love them so
    much if you are interested in working in my home, kindly send your cv
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  12. Get your facts straight or don’t post anything. China now allowed it’s citizens to have two kids only

  13. Kwa amene amalifunila zabwino dziko lathu ayilandila nkhaniyi ndi manja awiri. Malawi ndi dziko laling’ono koma tilimo anthu ambiri yet tilibe zithu zotibweletsela ndalama. Number yathu ikupikisana ndi Mayiko akulu ngati Mozambique, Zambia. Ku Namibia komwe mumati koma tidzipita komweko, number yawo ndi 2. Million koma kuli ma mine ambiiri. Mukulira dairy za uphawi kuti wakula koma mukulephera kudziwa kuti gwero lake ndikuchulukana. Timaminda tija munatidula in pieces bcoz mwachuuka. Ngati mukulephera nokha m’ma midzi mwanu kupeza malo olima ndiye mukungaza boma likwanitsa bwanji???? One child policy is wellcomed to me .

  14. Kwa amene amalifunila zabwino dziko lathu ayilandila nkhaniyi ndi manja awiri. Malawi ndi dziko laling’ono koma tilimo anthu ambiri yet tilibe zithu zotibweletsela ndalama. Number yathu ikupikisana ndi Mayiko akulu ngati Mozambique, Zambia. Ku Namibia komwe mumati koma tidzipita komweko, number yawo ndi 2. Million koma kuli ma mine ambiiri. Mukulira dairy za uphawi kuti wakula koma mukulephera kudziwa kuti gwero lake ndikuchulukana. Timaminda tija munatidula in pieces bcoz mwachuuka. Ngati mukulephera nokha m’ma midzi mwanu kupeza malo olima ndiye mukungaza boma likwanitsa bwanji???? One child policy is wellcomed to me .

  15. The issue here is implementation, otherwise this is a welcome development. If one makes comparison of the country size and population you will have a clear understanding of Mw worrying status. But our leader with the fear of second terms I dont see it implemented soon if not at all

  16. China has alleady 1.4bilione population make+ 1 each. And you MALAWI? remember the more population the higher development – land. You can solve it.

  17. China has alleady 1.4bilione population make+ 1 each. And you MALAWI? remember the more population the higher development – land. You can solve it.

  18. China has alleady 1.4bilione population make+ 1 each. And you MALAWI? remember the more population the higher development – land. You can solve it.

  19. Kodi vuto lanu ndichani makamaka? Poti anawo Akumasamalidwa ndi makolo awo! Kodi Amalawi m’nayamba mwapita ku Boma kuti azisamala ana? Boma lizikambilana zotsisa mtengo wa fertelizar zikhala zothandiza kwa mtundu wa Amalawi! Basiiii!

  20. Individuals thnk that raisng a child is due 2 their own effort NO! Thnk of all resources the gvt contrbt on evry child lyk free eductn n o academic resources, health services,agrctr just to mention afew of whch gvt has 2 spend alot to meet its target as per its population.so i support the decision, Oooh yess!

  21. Why not. Malawian population now is very pathetic. Tikuberekana mopasa manyazi. All our problems now are due to overpopulation steming from poor leadership.

  22. Koma ndiyosagwira imeneyo ine ndikuziganizira ndine wachifive kubadwa ndiye makolo akanasiira pa ana 4 bwezi ine mwina kulibe komanso pano makolowo ndimawathandizaso ine ndiye boma zimenezo zithe ngati ndikampeni yamadonation yikukanikani

  23. Koma ndiyosagwira imeneyo ine ndikuziganizira ndine wachifive kubadwa ndiye makolo akanasiira pa ana 4 bwezi ine mwina kulibe komanso pano makolowo ndimawathandizaso ine ndiye boma zimenezo zithe ngati ndikampeni yamadonation yikukanikani

  24. Koma ndiyosagwira imeneyo ine ndikuziganizira ndine wachifive kubadwa ndiye makolo akanasiira pa ana 4 bwezi ine mwina kulibe komanso pano makolowo ndimawathandizaso ine ndiye boma zimenezo zithe ngati ndikampeni yamadonation yikukanikani

  25. Can we export some men to Eritrea? They need our support and Malawian men are good at it. especially alhomwe.

  26. this policy is long overdue! Malawi is losing direction interms of population. More problem Malawi is facing is due to population explosion.

  27. this policy is long overdue! Malawi is losing direction interms of population. More problem Malawi is facing is due to population explosion.

  28. this policy is long overdue! Malawi is losing direction interms of population. More problem Malawi is facing is due to population explosion.

    • Even if i sacrifice to die, but you will produce 15 more children will that give any difference? sinthani anthu inu! kuswana ngati ngumbi!

    • I support u paston…it angers me to see tht the rural pple who are the ones less privelleged are the ones multiplying drastically. They cant clothe the children or feed em. Ana kumangotupa mimba. They cant support adequate education. Wat kind of future are we creating. So shud we wonder why crimes have escalated? Or mankhwala sakukwana? Or ntchto zikusowa? Or economy sikuyenda? Zinazi si pitarayi although am not his fan!!!!!

    • I support u paston…it angers me to see tht the rural pple who are the ones less privelleged are the ones multiplying drastically. They cant clothe the children or feed em. Ana kumangotupa mimba. They cant support adequate education. Wat kind of future are we creating. So shud we wonder why crimes have escalated? Or mankhwala sakukwana? Or ntchto zikusowa? Or economy sikuyenda? Zinazi si pitarayi although am not his fan!!!!!

    • I support u paston…it angers me to see tht the rural pple who are the ones less privelleged are the ones multiplying drastically. They cant clothe the children or feed em. Ana kumangotupa mimba. They cant support adequate education. Wat kind of future are we creating. So shud we wonder why crimes have escalated? Or mankhwala sakukwana? Or ntchto zikusowa? Or economy sikuyenda? Zinazi si pitarayi although am not his fan!!!!!

    • Very true my brother! we tend to wonder where our politicians are? we are destroying this country by lack of good policy on population increase. Obviously some people cant realize that having big families have serious consequences on the economy of yhe country especially Malawi with marginal economic base.what future are we creating for this country?

    • Very true my brother! we tend to wonder where our politicians are? we are destroying this country by lack of good policy on population increase. Obviously some people cant realize that having big families have serious consequences on the economy of yhe country especially Malawi with marginal economic base.what future are we creating for this country?

    • iya, iwe anawo udziwadyesa ndiwe kuti uone vuto mwanzako? mpakana kukwerana komweku tizichita kulamulana zona? mlekeni ine ndi madya zanga osadilamula zakuchipinda izi ndi zanga pangani zanu.

    • Not a gree with u that is a total liar malawi need good leadership of improving our economy ,malawi is not even reach 20 million but the lives struggle to find their needs .Tapitani ku Nigeria ,South africa, muone anthu chiwelengelo kumeneko koma anthu atleast akusangala than malawi .ku malawi kuno ena ali ndi ana ochepa still akuvutika ena ana ambili akusangala kutanthauza kuti ndimene chuma chikuyendela

  29. Musanamize anthu apa,pano china ikulora family kukhala ndi ana awiri.pita ku zodiak ukafunse coz nkhaniyi adaikamba pa zbs news pompo.zamwana mmodzizo uko,pano ndili nawo kale 3 komanso mkazi wanga ngoyembekezera mwina 2 months to come nditha kulandiranso mwana wina.nde enawa ndiwaphe???

  30. Musanamize anthu apa,pano china ikulora family kukhala ndi ana awiri.pita ku zodiak ukafunse coz nkhaniyi adaikamba pa zbs news pompo.zamwana mmodzizo uko,pano ndili nawo kale 3 komanso mkazi wanga ngoyembekezera mwina 2 months to come nditha kulandiranso mwana wina.nde enawa ndiwaphe???

  31. One what?hahahahahaha hahahahahaha,kuno ku Malawi chuma chathu ndi ana simukudziwa?Inu mwabereka bereka basi mwati ena asakhale nawo ngati ife.Sizikutheka zimenezo kuno olo patabwera mfuti ngakhale ma China omwewo anakanika pano akusintha malamulo awo inu nde mwati muyambe lero.

  32. One what?hahahahahaha hahahahahaha,kuno ku Malawi chuma chathu ndi ana simukudziwa?Inu mwabereka bereka basi mwati ena asakhale nawo ngati ife.Sizikutheka zimenezo kuno olo patabwera mfuti ngakhale ma China omwewo anakanika pano akusintha malamulo awo inu nde mwati muyambe lero.

  33. China is rich people got money they even have that one just for fun while in malawi the only pride of parents is children

  34. China is rich people got money they even have that one just for fun while in malawi the only pride of parents is children

  35. Ine nde olo boma litaopsa bwanji sangandipangile zochita ngati anawo azidyetsedwa ndi boma…akukanika kuika chimanga mma admarc kuti tizigula ndi ndalama zathu nde angandidyetsere mwana?? No!!! Decision yoti ndikhale ndi ana angati mnyumba mwanga ndi ya Ine ndi Amuna anga…#Finish!!!

  36. Ine nde olo boma litaopsa bwanji sangandipangile zochita ngati anawo azidyetsedwa ndi boma…akukanika kuika chimanga mma admarc kuti tizigula ndi ndalama zathu nde angandidyetsere mwana?? No!!! Decision yoti ndikhale ndi ana angati mnyumba mwanga ndi ya Ine ndi Amuna anga…#Finish!!!

    • So u r not aware of how much gvt contributes to childrens health on top of the little care from their parents? Kkkkkkk chemwali mwana sulera wekha

    • So u r not aware of how much gvt contributes to childrens health on top of the little care from their parents? Kkkkkkk chemwali mwana sulera wekha

    • So u r not aware of how much gvt contributes to childrens health on top of the little care from their parents? Kkkkkkk chemwali mwana sulera wekha

    • So u r not aware of how much gvt contributes to childrens health on top of the little care from their parents? Kkkkkkk chemwali mwana sulera wekha

    • So u r not aware of how much gvt contributes to childrens health on top of the little care from their parents? Kkkkkkk chemwali mwana sulera wekha

    • So u r not aware of how much gvt contributes to childrens health on top of the little care from their parents? Kkkkkkk chemwali mwana sulera wekha

    • Achimwene Mathias ine anga ndimalera ndekha chifukwa ndikapita nawo ku chipatala nthawi zambiri amandiuza kuti mankhwala ndikagure iwowo alibe yet msonkho nde ndimakhoma sikuti zimakhala za ulere ayi.

    • Achimwene Mathias ine anga ndimalera ndekha chifukwa ndikapita nawo ku chipatala nthawi zambiri amandiuza kuti mankhwala ndikagure iwowo alibe yet msonkho nde ndimakhoma sikuti zimakhala za ulere ayi.

    • Achimwene Mathias ine anga ndimalera ndekha chifukwa ndikapita nawo ku chipatala nthawi zambiri amandiuza kuti mankhwala ndikagure iwowo alibe yet msonkho nde ndimakhoma sikuti zimakhala za ulere ayi.

    • It seems you don’t know anything about such policies. Let’s pray that this policy is introduced, you will see people ending up in jail. Mwina muzizapita ku Mozambique nkukabereka kamulu ndibweraso.

    • It seems you don’t know anything about such policies. Let’s pray that this policy is introduced, you will see people ending up in jail. Mwina muzizapita ku Mozambique nkukabereka kamulu ndibweraso.

    • Aise aysha iweyo u r hating this, u can be happy to have numerous babies? For what in this nation? R u patriotic to ur nation? Do u know that some of these issues of unstable economy in MW its due to high population, rise up dont have tunnel vision on the issue

    • iwe mkazi iwe kubeleka ukuchita kukakamila bwanji wandikwiyisa…we need this policy in malawi if we are to live better..iwe ngt ana ako 10 umalera anzako 10 amangowasiya.

  37. Kumwela kumeneko mukubelekana ngati njuchi, kusamalananso ndi vuto kwanu. I like that to have one child per family or two. Nde chifukwa chake njala ikukula mumalawi.