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Malawi: Blood Sucker Claimer Cause Commotion At Hospital
[Nyasa Times] There was commotion at Chonde community hospital on Wednesday, when people scrambled to see a woman claiming that unknown people sucked her blood during the night of Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

"If he could speak, he would be able to point out who does those things to him": Experiences of violence and access to child protection among children with disabilities in Uganda and Malawi - Banks LM, Kelly SA, Kyegombe N, Kuper H, Devries K.
INTRODUCTION: There is growing evidence that children with disabilities face an increased risk of violence globally. While child protection mechanisms to prevent and respond to violence-including formal government systems and more informal programmes and a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kids Believe Gender Stereotypes By Age 10, Global Study Finds
In almost every society, from Baltimore to Beijing, boys are told from a young age to go outside and have adventures, while young girls are encouraged to stay home and do chores. In most cultures, girls are warned off taking the initiative in any relationship and by 10 years old, already have the distinct impression that their key asset is their physical appearance. These are the findings of a new six-year study of gender expectations around the world, which gathered data on 10- to 14-year-olds from 15 different countries of varying degrees of wealth and development. The research teams interviewed 450 adolescents and their...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized boys gender girls Global global study health Johns Hopkins Mental Health/Psychology Stereotypes Source Type: news

5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics as U.S. government launches bold strategy to accelerate progress
Data released today from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mchinji District Achieves 13% Reduction On HIV Prevalence Rate
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -The HIV and Nutrition Officer for Mchinji, Patrick Mulenga has said the district has managed to achieve a 13 percent decrease on HIV prevalence rate within the period of ten years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: First Lady Gives Malawi's Experience in Cancer Fight
[Malawi News Agency] New York -The First Lady Madame Dr. Gertrude Mutharika says the establishment of facilities like the National Cervical Cancer Control Programme has helped in scaling up screening and treatment of pre cancerous lesions in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Community Told to Be Responsible
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -A non-governmental organisation (NGO) Chisomo Idea Community has advised people residing around Chinsapo clinic that it is high time that members of the community take responsibility of government built infrastructures that are given to them as their own. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: First Lady Hails Construction of Cancer Centre in Lilongwe
[Nyasa Times] The First Lady Gertrude Mutharika says the construction of a cancer centre currently underway in Lilongwe is a major step in the right direction towards the national fight against different kinds of cancers in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Cancer Awareness Initiative Reaches Out to 5,000 Women
[Nyasa Times] Think Pink Malawi, an initiative designed to reach out to rural women with breast and cervical cancer awareness has so far reached out to at least 5,000 women since 2014. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Data released today from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.   Together, these data demonstrate impressive progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in the five countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Police Officers Encouraged to Go for HIV Test
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police officers in the Eastern Region District of Balaka have been encouraged to go for HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) to know their status as one way of combating the deadly Aids pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What It ’s Like Inside Rihanna’s Power Player-Filled Diamond Ball
On Thursday night, reigning queen of, well, everything Rihanna hosted her third Diamond Ball in downtown New York. A charity gala raising money for her Clara Lionel Foundation, which supports health and education initiatives currently in the Caribbean and Malawi, Rihanna was joined by the evening’s host Dave Chappelle and musical guests Kendrick Lamar and Calvin Harris for a glitzy night of stars — and big spenders. Between the model-filled high-fashion red carpet, Chappelle’s unfiltered jokes and an energetic performance from Lamar, it was an evening of serious celebrity power. Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Leo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Charity nightlife Rihanna Source Type: news

The Internet Can Barely Process the Glory of Rihanna and Beyonc é’s Night Out
Beyoncé and Rihanna are two of the most popular women in the world. They also just happen to be friendly, which everyone remembered when Beyoncé showing up to the star’s glitzy Diamond Ball for her charitable Clara Lionel Foundation on Thursday night in New York City. (Yes, Jay Z was there too. No, the newborn twins and Blue Ivy did not attend.) Seeing photos of the two glamorous titans of the music industry perched together chatting at one of the white-clothed dinner tables is one of the internet’s purest joys today. It continues a tradition of friendship pics that the two have snapped over the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized Beyonce celebrities Rihanna Source Type: news

Malawi: Church Seeks to Soften Up On Sexual Reproductive Health
[Nyasa Times] Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) of the Livingstonia Synod, through its health department is implementing a Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) project to bridge information gap and counter social issues affecting the church's youths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Hospital Runs 45 Years Without Mortuary
[Nyasa Times] The dream of Dwambazi Rural Hospital in Nkhotakota to have a mortuary at the facility is shuttered due to a mare K20 000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malnutrition-Free Week Campaign Launched
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -In an effort to reduce malnutrition rate in Mchinji, a local nongovernmental organization has launched one week malnutrition free campaign in the area of Traditional Authority Zulu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Airtel Shoots Nkhoma Hospital in the Arm
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Nkhoma referral hospital in Lilongwe has become one of the beneficiaries of the Airtel Malawi Touching Lives Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative after it received a consignment of medical items worth MK 2 million on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Maseko Ngoni King Calls for Abortion Law Reform
[CSJNews] Deaths of girls and women from unsafe abortions have prompted the king of the Maseko Ngoni, Inkosi Ya Makosi Gomani V to call for abortion law reform. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NSF announces 14 new PIRE awards to support scientific collaboration in 24 countries
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce 14 new Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) awards, totaling more than $66 million over the next five years. The awards will fund 14 lead U.S. institutions and U.S. partner institutions for collaborative projects involving international partners in 24 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243068&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Malawi: Mangochi Mothers Embrace Exclusive Breast Feeding
[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -Mothers from Traditional Authority (TA) Katuli in Mangochi Tuesday gave exciting testimonies on the effectiveness of exclusive breast feeding, explaining their respective positive experiences with their babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Zomba Striving for 100 Percent Breastfeeding Rate
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -The Zomba District Health Office (DHO) says it is working towards achieving a 100 percent breastfeeding rate among women in the district to surpass its current 60 percent rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 7, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: IMCAI Malawi for Increased Access to Midwifery Care
[Nyasa Times] Improved Midwifery Care Access Initiative (IMCAI)-Malawi says there are still a myriad gaps in the delivery of midwifery services in the country, and has since embarked on a campaign that the problem is brought to a halt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 7, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi First Lady Seeks Medical Attention in South Africa?
[Nyasa Times] There are fevered speculations that First Lady Gertrude Mutharika who had flown out to South Africa on Tuesday is seeking medical attention hence she quietly left the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New strategy for vaccinating pregnant mothers against malaria holds promise for protecting infants
(American Society for Microbiology) A mother and infant in Malawi have the same repertoire of antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum, the malaria parasite. That suggests that boosting the mother's immune response to malaria, as via vaccination, will result in better protection for the infant. The research is published August 23rd in Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 5, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Geared Up Amid Fears of Bird Flu
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government has assured the general public that all strategies are in place to ensure that the country stays free from Avian Influenza, popularly known as bird flu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Country Hit By Foot and Mouth Outbreak
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government Thursday disclosed that the country has been hit by an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease, a highly contagious viral infection which attacks cattle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Health Equity Network Blame Death of Expectant Teenager At Thyolo Hospital to 'Drunk' Medic
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Health Equity Network (MEHN) has condemned the unethical behaviour of a clinical officer at Thyolo District Hospital which led to the death of an 18-year-old pregnant woman, Mphatso Phiri, and her unborn baby on an operating theatre table on Sunday morning after the clinician on duty collapsed in a 'drunken' suspicion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Health Sector in Sick Bay Over Funding Crisis
[Nyasa Times] Malawi's recently launched heath sector strategy, which requires funding to the tune of $2.7- billion over five years, suffers from a funding gap of more than half a billion dollars, a confidential government document reveals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Pastors Ask for Registration of Churches
[Malawi News Agency] In the wake of the HIV and AIDS pandemic, Pastors Fraternal in Ntchisi Thursday asked the district council to consider registering churches to bring sanity in their operations, claiming other emerging churches were fueling death of people living with the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: 'Couple Testing Critical to Ending HIV/Aids'
[Malawi News Agency] Phalombe -Dignitas International in Phalombe has described couple counselling and testing as a catalyst for ending HIV and AIDS by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Media Essential in Tackling Malnutrition - World Vision
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -The media has been described as an essential tool that has the potential to highlight issues concerning malnutrition and child health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Council Says Male Involvement Crucial to Promoting Nutrition
[Malawi News Agency] Chiradzulu -Male involvement in the promotion of consumption of nutritious foods at both community and household level is said to be crucial in the fight against stunting among children in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Dignitas Helping Phalombe to Reduce High 15.5 Percent HIV/Aids Prevalence Rate
[Malawi News Agency] Phalombe -Dignitas International (DI), a health focused non- governmental organization has said it has engaged an overdrive gear in the race to achieving the United Nations' set targets of 90 - 90 - 90 goals in a bid to reach the same by the year 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Colonial Homosexuality Laws Distract From Fight Against HIV and Aids
[CSJNews] Rising cases of sexually transmitted infections in prisons have re-ignited the question of whether Malawi should allow condoms use in penal institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chiefs in Malawi Urged to Be Reproductive Health Champions
[CSJNews] Chiradzulu -Traditional chiefs and village heads have an important role to play in ensuring that their subjects enjoy comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights, a human rights media organization has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: St Luke's Nursing Launches Website, Strategic Plan
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -St Luke's college of Nursing and Midwifery of Zomba on Friday launched a website and a five year strategic plan which is aimed at helping the college to achieve its set goals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi First Country to Develop National Alcohol Policy
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The Drug Fight Malawi has said Malawi is the first country in the Sub-Saharan Africa to develop and approve evidence based on the National Alcohol Policy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Icw for Empowered HIV+ Women
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -With an aim of empowering women living with HIV and Aids in Malawi, International Community of Women living with HIV (ICW) organized a two day advocacy training on human rights as one way of equipping them with knowledge on their rights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chitipa Girl Dies Over Rabies Disease - Health Authority Blamed for Negligence
[Nyasa Times] A 12 year old girl Joyce Msukwa in Chitipa district has died on Monday after battling with rabies disease in a short illness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Health Health Office Bemoans Pastors Who Mislead HIV Patients
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The Blantyre District Health Office says the conduct of some pastors who proclaim to heal their followers from HIV/AIDS is increasing numbers of people defaulting from antiretroviral therapy (ART). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Health Office Bemoans Pastors Who Mislead HIV Patients
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The Blantyre District Health Office says the conduct of some pastors who proclaim to heal their followers from HIV/AIDS is increasing numbers of people defaulting from antiretroviral therapy (ART). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Germany Envoy Asks Malawi Parents to Give Learners Nutritious Food
[Malawi News Agency] Karonga -Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Thomas Staiger, has asked parents in Malawi to provide nutritious food to children for them to perform well in school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Breast Milk Pumping Should Be Encouraged
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Principal Nutritionist at the Ministry of Health, Sylvester Kathumba, advised working mothers to pump breast milk for their babies to replace milk substitutes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 4, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: MBTS Sends an SOS for Blood Supply to Hospitals
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) has said it is straggling to source a minimum amount of blood that it requires to supply to hospitals annually, News Agency (Mana) has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Health Minister Muluzi Call to Scale Up Breastfeeding Awareness
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Heath Atupele Muluzi has called on stakeholders to scale up awareness among communities on the importance of breastfeeding. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 4, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Group Endorses Peer Support Groups in Diabetes Fight
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Community Against Diabetes and Hypertension (CADH) Board Chairperson Dr. Isaac Chirwa has said patient peer support groups are the best way to deal with chronic illnesses especially non communicable diseases including diabetes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

University of Maryland School of Medicine receives grant for HIV research in Malawi
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine will study the impact exposure to HIV has on the immune systems of infants in utero. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: 15% of Patients At Kamuzu Central Hospital Have Hepatitis
[Nyasa Times] Medical Research studies conducted at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) has shown that 15 percent of the clients who visit the facility have hepatitis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Legalizing Abortion Is Unchristian Says CCAP Synod Conference
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Women's guild annual CCAP synod general conference says the call for legalization of abortion by some individuals and organizations in the country is unchristian because those who do so are not serving the Living God. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: All Set for National Breastfeeding Week Launch in Balaka
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Balaka District isset to launch the national week of breastfeeding that will kick off on August 1, 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news