Commitment title:

Malawi commits to continue to lower the maternal mortality ratio to 110 per 100,000 live births by 2030.

Commitment description:

The Government of Malawi commits to continue to lower the maternal mortality rate from 439 per 100,000 live births in 2016 to a maternal mortality ratio of 110 per 100,000 live births by 2030. The Government will finalize a comprehensive legal framework for sexual and reproductive health and rights, build increased capacity of nurses and midwives, gynaecologists and other critical para-medicals, widening access to new long acting reversible contraceptives for adolescents and the development of a universal health insurance framework will increase the sexual and health access of the most vulnerable by 2030.

Modes of engagement:
  • Policy and guidance
    Policy and guidance at decentralized level critical
  • Programmatic action
    Needs programme acceleration
Commitment to be actioned in: Malawi
Submitted from: Malawi
Submitted by
Government of Malawi-Ministry of Health
Thematic area
Achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health as a part of universal health coverage (UHC)
Commitment category

(3) Zero preventable maternal deaths and maternal morbidities, such as obstetric fistulas, by, inter alia, integrating a comprehensive package of sexual and reproductive health interventions, including access to safe abortion to the full extent of the law, measures for preventing and avoiding unsafe abortions, and for the provision of post-abortion care, into national UHC strategies, policies and programmes, and to protect and ensure all individuals’ right to bodily integrity, autonomy and reproductive rights, and to provide access to essential services in support of these rights.