Every 1-7 August, the world commemorates World Breastfeeding Week. The theme for this year’s week is “empower parents, enable breastfeeding”. Breastfeeding is a vital part of providing every child with the healthiest start to life.
Patson Kadyankoni, 34, dreamed of becoming a reverend when he was a child. As he finished his secondary school, he pivoted towards nursing instead. Now, seated in the consultation room at Mtakataka Health Centre, he is a trusted nurse midwife. Dressed in a neat white nursing suit, he attends to pregnant and new mothers every day, helping keep them healthy and save lives.
Sigele Kalino (in blue), a mentor mother at work. © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Rebecca Phwitiko By Rebecca Phwitiko, UNICEF Malawi A woman sits in a circle with mothers and pregnant women. They are at a health centre. She smiles as she speaks to the women. “You too can live a happy fulfilling life like us,” Mentor mother … Continue reading Kudziulura: The power of disclosure in coping with an HIV diagnosis