Malawi abortion bill: Expert engages health workers on advocacy

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As Malawi’s abortion bill continues to spark controversy among citizens, an expert has urged health workers to champion the advocacy of the bill to make its way to Parliament.

The expert, Professor Francis Kamwendo, said health workers must take a big role in advocating for the enactment of the proposed bill for it be a law that will reduce unsafe abortion cases in the country.

PregnancySpeaking in Machinga district during a meeting with health workers, Kamwendo added that the bill must be looked at with a sober mind arguing that it will help in reducing costs of treating complications that come about due to unsafe abortion.

However the call comes at a time when religious leaders have set to parade to show their discomfort with the bill.

The Roman Catholic and Evangelical Churches have since mobilised a nationwide demonstration against the proposed Termination of Pregnancy bill.

The religious leaders have argued that the passing of the bill into law will reflect tolerance of immoral behavior among Malawians.

Studies have revealed that in Malawi, about 70,000 women have abortions each year. Furthermore, out of those 70,000, about 31,000 develop complications. Out of the 31,000 that develop complications, 20,000 had completely unsafe.

It is also revealed that 17 percent of maternal mortality in Malawi is due to unsafe abortions as are between 30-40 percent of gynecological admissions to local hospitals.

Malawi is currently spending about $500,000 (K362.5 million) a year on providing post-abortion care.

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  1. Poor Malawi Malamulo” shame on my country…. Oh God! Can u plz jst come now jst for only Malawi plz God. Choonde atate” satana wakhazikika ku Malawi…. {how can boma ndiithu kukhazikitsa lamulo loti munthu wam’mayi kuchotsa mimba aaaaa! Esh!!!! But the one who gona sign for that bill” God will take care of that idiot….

  2. Anthu oipa amene mukukolezela mchitidwe umeneu inutu ana dzidzikulu mulinanzo so mukupangilanji zimenenzi?? Komatu MULUNGU AKUKUONANI…

  3. Malo momaganiza zanzeru ,apedza ndalama apeperako Ku parliament .muwauze kuti azingukudya ndalama dza December zo koma asaiwale kuti pomwe alipo ena analipomwepo komanso enanso akufunapo.asadandaule atachokapo .zophana zaodzo ife tikukana kuti zisakhaleko

  4. Jesuits are spending sleepless nights to advocate anti-Christ laws. The reasons sound good and lawful but watch out! Safe abortion is against God’s law, “do not kill, Exodus 20:13” Child rights are against Proverbs 29:17.

  5. I don’t really agree with the word ” safe abortion”, the power of the devil made it possible for that word to exist, according to my understanding the word ” abortion ” means ” the premature expulsion of a foetus ”, this simply means killing, so killing is a sin before God, no matter what you are killing is, mature or premature but it is a sin, so don’t fool us with the word ” safe abortion ”, kiling can not be safe, killing is unsafe, noway we can have safe sin whatever u call it safe killing or safe abortion!

    • Do you read the Bible? Like really read it. Because God has commanded the killing of unborn babies many times😂 read these;
      Hosea 13:16
      Numbers 5:11-21
      2 Kings 15:16
      Clearly God has no regard for unborn lives. An estimate has been made on how many people God has killed, 2.8 million is the minimum estimated. The devil is estimated at 10. Don’t take my word for it you can looks this up if you want.

    • Musatinamize abwana pa ma chapter onse amene mwapeleka ndiabodza palibe pamene Yehova akuvomereza, read them again. maybe tel us that you agree with this law.

    • @Clive, you misinterprete the bible, they is no such things in those verses, infact the word ” abortion ” or ” safe abortion ” its not bibilical, so where do u get such things? Which bible are u using?

  6. The problem is that you do these things without consulting the people but ngos who are more interested with money than the life and consequences of those involved. Simple question ❓ who qualify to abort and under what conditions? At what age is this applicable? What is the difference between this abortion and giving birth and instantly you kill the baby soon after birth?

  7. Tizimva popeza dziko la Malawi ndi lodziyimira palokha silitsatira nayo za uchifwamba wotereo oopsa kuposa uchifwamba uliwonse

  8. What do people expect when they practice unsafe sex? You better use contraceptives if STI/STDs is non of your concern other than killing innocent unborn child.

  9. zinenani anthu omwe angakwanise akugwirisa ntchito self-abortion,omwe sangakwanise akumwalirabe due to unsafe-abortion..mulungu anapanga zoti munthu akanyamba period ndekuti angathe kubeleka,nde how come mwana akatenga mimba kupita kuchipatala akunena kuti sazatha kubeleka ichosedwe amachosa,sikulakwila mulungu?? akagwiriridwa(amamupasa ma emergency pills) or kukhala ine, tikugonana ndi guy yanga nde ndikuziwa kuti condom ya phulika i will go ku chipatala kukatenga ma emergency pills or kukagula ku pharmancy..is it not abortion? ngati mukuti ayi,kupanga mimba imatenga nthawi yaitali bwanji? kuboshola mumalawi zilimo mulungu pankhaniyi tikumulakwila kale..boma lingokhazikisa lamulo apa,pakuchosa mimba tonse tizigwirisa ntchito njira yabwino..nanga ife tikulera sitikumulakwira mulungu poti anati tichulukane ngati michenga..my guy also akususa zoti lamulo la ku self-abortion likhazikisidwe eti ndikulakwira mulungu kutero,ine ndinamufusa ine kuleraku sindikulakwira mulungu sanandinyakhe mpaka napano..

  10. Breaking News: A businessman is accused of being found with the body parts of an albino at NTCHISI BOMA. It is alleged that the parts are those of the albino who died in the area of T.A NTHONDO, GV HEAD ZAMBALA few months ago. The issue is in the hands of the police. Journalists, Do Your Work Before Corruption Plays A Role.

  11. Ana mukuphawo ndi amene akanazalamula Malawi mawa,akanakhazikitsa bill imeneyi mmbuyomu bwenzi mulipo iweyo,bwenzi uli nduna iweyo??kodi ufiti,,,chani??

  12. Amene akulimbikitsa zimenezo ndiana a dyabu,kusowa cholimbikitsa,mmalo momapereka mzeru zanu kt dxiko litukuke mulo busy ndizakupha ana osabadwa,Mulungu akukanthani ndipo amene mudxivomelexa kt chotsani ndikukaika ngati mudxibwerako ndimoyo fukwa mukamapanga zanuzo mapeto ake mmadxiwa kt ndimimba,ndiye mudxiti fwe fwe fwe yosakomzekera ndiye kt chiyani?

  13. Am always surprised for my malawi…..why why why? now malawi is becoming a paradise of satana….everything evil system high is like fashion in my mother land malawi (ndalilatu ine kulila mntundu wanga waila chikhalidwe)

  14. Eeeee-kukolezera-tchitidwe-wachiwerewere–sinanga-akayinyamura-azichotsa-mopañda-kuopa—malawi-malawi-sipazapezeka-tsogoreri-otsogorela-moopa-mulungu-dziko-la-malawi-koma-kutsogolera-mogwiritsa-ntchito-satana