Malawi registered 1,628 births on Christmas Day, including 835 girls and 793 boys.
According to figures provided by the Ministry of Health, in district hospitals, 1553 babies were born while 75 were born in central hospitals.
Lilongwe District plus the Kamuzu Central Hospital leads with a combined 258 babies. It is seconded by Blantyre with 111 babies.
Zomba (109) Mangochi (96), Kasungu (92) and Ntcheu (79) were some of the districts with high number of births on Christmas Day.
The lowest number of births was in Likoma Island where one child, a baby girl, was born followed by Rumphi where 18 children were born.
According to the 2018 Population and Housing Census, Malawi’s population in 2018 was 17.5 million with young people making over 51 percent. However, the population is estimated to have increased to 20 million over the past four years.
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