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GFMER Country Coordinators

Tazirwa Chipeta

GFMER Coordinator for Malawi

Tazirwa Chipeta

Tazirwa Chipeta, MSc. In Reproductive Health, BSc in Nursing, University Certificate in Midwifery
Director of Programmes at Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) a Non-Governmental Organization Championing Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Programs

Tazirwa is working as a Director of Programs at FPAM which is mandated to providing integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights  programs to reduce maternal and child mortality, reduce cervical and breast cancers, improve adolescent sexual health & reduce incidences of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS. She is responsible for formulating program policies, plans and strategies, monitoring and supervising program activities, conducting operational research and networking with the stakeholder.

Indicator Level
Maternal Mortality Ratio per 100,000 live births 675
Births attended by skilled health personnel (percent) 73
Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (percent) 42
Adolescent Fertility Rate (births per 1,000 women ages 15-19) 152
Antenatal care with health personnel (percent) 94.7
Total fertility rate 5.7
Current use of contraception (Modern method) 42.2
Current use of contraception (Any method) 46.3

Future plans or initiatives

  • This training program will be further introduced to allover of Malawi for encouraging the health providers in provinces and remote areas to join and use this learning opportunity.
  • A network of the course participants and course alumni will be created and facilitated.
  • An introductory workshop will be designed and conducted for course participants to help them utilize the course content in better way.