Bwaila Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi +265 888 244 600

Who We Are

Joyful Motherhood (registered as Chimwemwe mu’bereki Association) is a Malawian non-governmental organization, which provides home-based nursing care to vulnerable infants (0-2yrs) and critically sick postpartum women. Our current geographic focus is Lilongwe District.

The organization was founded in 2008 to fill a gap in the care available to women experiencing severe illness or disability after their deliveries and to infants facing excessively high risks of dying within their first year of life.

Since its inception in 2008, Joyful Motherhood has cared for over 1700 infants and 550 women.  Extrapolating from several studies in the region, the groups of infants we enroll typically experience mortality rates ranging from 20-80%.  The mortality rate for infants in our program is 4%.

Joyful Motherhood envisions Malawi as a country where women are free to experience and appreciate the birth process and motherhood as one of the great joys of human existence. We know that targeted personalized care of high-risk infants and postpartum women is possible, even in an under-resourced environment and we understand that this care is essential in realizing our vision.