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Fannie Kachale

Director of Reproductive Health, Ministry of Health

Mrs. Fannie Kachale is a Registered Nurse/Midwife working as a Director of the Reproductive Health Unit in the Malawi Ministry of Health.

She previously worked as a Chief Nursing Officer for Kamuzu Central Hospital and served as the Chairperson of the Board for the Family Planning Association of Malawi till November 2014. She is currently on the advisory committee for Mamaye, a Malawian campaign aimed to improve maternal and newborn survival. She has supported many local projects that promote community involvement and bridge the gaps between providers and users of reproductive health services. Mrs. Kachale facilitates the work of Options in implementing Results based Financing for Maternal and Neonatal Health, a pilot being done in 4 districts in Malawi. Mrs. Kachale has participated in numerous international meetings to contribute to the global dialogue around promoting sexual and reproductive health rights in Malawi and globally. Her coauthored publications in peer-reviewed journals focus on addressing inequities and quality in maternal and newborn health services. She holds a BSc in Nursing from the Kamuzu College of Nursing in Malawi and an MS in Nursing with Research in Reproductive Health from the University of Namibia. She is currently studying for a PhD in Interprofessional Health Care Leadership with Kamuzu College of Nursing.