Sep 25, 2018 • 24M

This Organization Is Saving Mothers And Babies In Malawi - Joanne Chiwaula - #999

Open in playerListen on);

Appears in this episode

Devin Thorpe
Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
Episode details
itunes pic

Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: Joanne Chiwaula, founder and director of the US-based nonprofit African Mothers Health Initiative and its sister organization Joyful Motherhood based in Malawi, works to save at risk babies. These include multiple births, babies who lost their mothers in childbirth and low birth weight babies. So many babies born to mothers who die during childbirth die that a local tradition holds that they simply “choose to follow their mothers.” In fact, they fail to receive the vital nutrition that would come from nursing. Similarly, low birth-weight babies may need more nutrition than they can get from a poorly nourished mother. Twins and triplets are also at risk as under-fed mothers may not be able to produce enough milk to multiple children. To combat these problems--while always encouraging nursing where possible--African Mothers Health Initiative raises money to buy baby formula that is distributed in Malawi by Joyful Motherhood. Be a hero! Join the elite group of supporters who ensure that videos like this can continue to be shared! Visit to become a hero now.