Hope from the Pulpit: The church easing transport woes for Malawi’s riverine pregnant women

This Speedboat ambulance has ferried 861 pregnant women in Tchalo since it was bought in 2017. Photo source: Rabson Kondowe
Local passenger boats at Mlowe Harbour ready to ferry people. Photo source: Rabson Kondowe
Lucy Chirambo, almost gave birth in a ship due to unreliable transport system in Tchalo. Photo source: Rabson Kondowe
Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch
This Speedboat ambulance was bought under the Nyanja Health Project with the help of EMMS International after noting mobility problems faced by expectant women in Tchalo. Photo source: Rabson Kondowe
Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Mestard Kondowe delivered her first born child David Gordon Memorial Hospital, she was transported by the speedbaot and the ambulance vehicle. Photo source: Rabson Kondowe
Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Traditional Authority Chapinduka says between 2002 and 2012, Tchalo registered the highest number of maternal deaths due to mobility challenges. Photo source: Rabson Kondowe

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