Malawi: Govt Reaffirms Its Commitment to Universal Health Coverage
[Nyasa Times] The Minister of Health and Population Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda has reiterated the government's commitment to delivering quality health services in line with the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) strategies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Minister Laments Unfinished Projects
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, has expressed dismay over a number of unfinished projects under her ministry, some of which commenced in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: MCP Legislator Mcsteyn Swithin Mkomba Succumbs to Covid-19
[Nyasa Times] Tears of sorrow are refusing to dry at the Malawi Parliament! Barely 43 days after the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member of Parliament for Nkhotakota North East, Martha Lunji Chanjo, was buried after succumbing to Covid-19, the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Madalitso Kazombo, confirmed the death of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) legislator for Dedza central East Constituency, McStyen Swithin Mkomba this morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Tz Pros On Short Break As Covid-19 Hits Malawi
[Daily News] CORONAVIRUS scare has forced the Malawian Central Zone Basketball League (Cezobal) into a short break. Speaking to the 'Daily News on Saturday' from Malawi a Tanzania ace Amin Mkosa who plays for Brave hearts of Malawi said the league had been put to a break after just playing one match. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Salutes Churches for Supporting Covid-19 Fight
[Nyasa Times] Deputy Minister of Health and Population, Chrissie Kalamula Kanyasho, has hailed faith-based charitable organizations for playing a crucial role in the country's response to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Studies find combination chemotherapy beneficial and cost-effective in sub-Saharan Africa
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center demonstrated in a clinical trial in Malawi that a five-drug combination chemotherapy provided curative benefit compared to current standard-of care-therapy in people diagnosed with lymphoma, and now they have determined this option is also cost-effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Malawi: Civil Society Calls for Support for Covid-19 Response Plan in Education Sector
[Nyasa Times] Amid the raging third wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC) has called for more concerted efforts in enhancing the effectiveness of a Covid-19 response plan in the education sector in Malawi in order to avoid further disruption of schools and mitigate further spread of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Illovo Sugar Malawi Inject K75m in Dwangwa and Nchalo Covid-19 Fight
[Nyasa Times] Illovo Sugar (Malawi) plc has launched a K75 million-worth community intervention project to help with the fight against the spread of CoVID-19 in Dwangwa and Nchalo where the company has its sugar estates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Adds More Covid-19 Vaccines in Attempt to Stem Surge
[VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- The Malawi government has announced it will start inoculating its citizens with several COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to protect more of its population amid growing coronavirus infections. Health Minister Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda says the extra vaccine is necessary to fill a gap. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hope, horror and Covid-19: my 23 years as the Guardian ’s health correspondent | Sarah Boseley
I ’ve travelled the world covering everything from HIV to MMR to Ebola… and then Covid came along. These are stories that changed me – and the worldShe was tall, wrapped in a green patterned dress that clung to her legs and ended just above dusty flip-flops. In the bustling, sweltering market, Grace Mathanga looked at me appraisingly, as if to say: “What have we here?” And I knew she was the one.It was the end of2002. I had flown to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, with excitement in my heart and fear of failure eating at my gut. I ’d been the Guardian’s health correspondent for a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Health Coronavirus Aids and HIV Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Society Ebola Africa Epidemics World news Global health Global development Campaigning journalism Newspapers & magazines Media Source Type: news

Malawi: Salima Sugar Company to Offer Competitive Prices for Sugarcane Despite Covid-19 Bite
[Nyasa Times] Salima Sugar Company Limited - one of the flagship public private partnership (PPP) projects under the Malawi Green Belt Authority (GBA) - has expressed commitment to offer small-scale sugarcane growers competitive prices despite the company grappling with delayed production due to Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Local Company to Start Producing Powdered Milk in August
[Nyasa Times] Dairy farmers from within and outside Blantyre will no longer travel long distances with bottles of fresh milk in search of customers following a decision by a group of local businesspersons to open a powdered milk producing company. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Empowering Children to Spearhead Malaria Fight
[Nyasa Times] Malaria hardly gives the people of Group Village Head (GVH) Kalupsa in Traditional Authority Chekucheku in Neno a space to breathe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: UK-Based Nurses and Midwives Launch Non-Profit Charitable Association
[Nyasa Times] Malawian nurses and midwives based in the United Kingdom (UK) have launched a non-profit making charitable association to improve access to essential healthcare services for all. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Global Fund Donates 76 Ambulances, Motorcycles and Medical Supplies
[Nyasa Times] Global Fund on Tuesday handed over 56 of the 76 fully equipped ambulances, 64 motorcycles and medical equipment to the Malawi Government to boost the country's response to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mask Up, Don't Shut Up - Congress of Trade Unions
[Nyasa Times] Malawi's staggering economy could be brought further to its knees when the country's Congress of Trade Unions proceed with plans to protest the passing of the Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill in Parliament. The Bill, which now awaits a presidential affirmation, seeks to restrain workers from using industrial action as a labour relations bargaining tool. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Perceptions of minimum age at marriage laws and their enforcement: qualitative evidence from Malawi - Melnikas AJ, Mulauzi N, Mkandawire J, Amin S.
BACKGROUND: Child marriage in Malawi is a significant problem with 42.1% of women 20-24 married by age 18. In 2017 the Malawi government formalized legislation to make marriage under age 18 illegal; violators are subject to fines. While leveraging laws to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Malawi: Covid-19 Hits Hard Unvaccinated Malawians! 'Get Jabbed,' Govt Implores
[Nyasa Times] Malawi is registering a skyrocketing increase in infections of the new Covid-19 Indian variant and, as Nyasa Times has learnt, 81.2 percent of those that have been infected in the last month are those that have not been vaccinated, a development Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, says proves that the vaccine is effective. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: HIV and Aids Fight Suffer Blow As UK Terminates Funding
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Government has to brace for tougher times in the fight against HIV and Aids following the decision by the United Kingdom (UK) to terminate assistance to Concern-led Consortium due to financial challenges. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Malawi Now Covid-19 High Risk Country
[Nyasa Times] Malawi is currently pegged at Level 4 - very high risk - as far as Covid-19 levels are concerned and the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention has since warned people across the world to avoid travelling to the south-east African country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Consortium Introduces Online Lessons to Address Shortage of Psychosocial Support Providers
[Nyasa Times] In an effort to bridge a gap in mental health and psychosocial services in Malawi, a consortium of Ticia Counseling Centre, DMI-St John the Baptist University and the Ministry of Health have introduced online classes in Counselling and Psychotherapy and HIV Testing and Testing Counselling. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Mutharika Refuses to Sign UK Govt.'s Decision to Stop Health Funding
[Nyasa Times] Malawi's former President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has allegedly refused to append his signature on United Kingdom Government's decision to stop health funding on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) to the Southeast landlocked African nation and a former British colony and about a two-dozen other African states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gender equality is the key to a better future for all, world leaders and youth activists agree at Paris Forum
UNITED NATIONS, New York/MANGOCHI, Malawi – At United Nations's Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, then-first lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton famously announced, “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all.”Today, world leaders gathered in Paris to revive that rallying cry. “In Beijing 26 years ago, the world made promises,” UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem said at the opening ceremony of the Generation Equality Forum. “It is now time to deliver.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Malawi: Ntchisi Registers Over 396 Teenage Pregnancies in 6 Months
[Nyasa Times] Ntchisi has registered a remarkable 396 teenage pregnancies in the past six months, the district's Youth Friendly Health Services (YFHS) Coordinator, Thokozani Kaledzera, has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 25, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: National Aids Commission Optimistic About Ending HIV and AIDS By 2030
[Nyasa Times] The National Aids Commission (NAC) has expressed optimism that Malawi will achieve the ambitious new 95-95-95 targets of ending HIV and Aids epidemic by 2030 as spelt out by the United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids (UNAIDS). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Launches Campaign to Eradicate Malaria By 2030
[VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- Malawi's government Tuesday announced a goal to eliminate malaria, a leading cause of death in the country, by 2030. The mosquito-spread parasitic disease accounts for about 15% of Malawi's hospital admissions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Why Malawi Burnt Thousands of Covid-19 Vaccines
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Critics pointed to hesitancy and misinformation after Malawi discarded 20,000 expired COVID-19 shots. The reality is far more complicated (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Association of socio-economic status and sexual violence among children in Malawi in 2013: a cross-sectional study [conference abstract] - Alam I.
Injury and Violence Prevention for a Changing World: From Local to Global: SAVIR 2021 Conference Abstracts - 0091 Statement of purpose The purpose of this study was to estimate the association between household socio- economic status (SES) and sexual vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk perception and its influencing factors among construction workers in Malawi - Chaswa EN, Kosamu IBM, Kumwenda S, Utembe W.
This study employed a deductive research approach and a survey strategy to assess risk perception and its influencing factors among construction workers in Malawi. Three specific construction hazards and their associated risks were selected. The hazards we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Liberia: VP Howard-Taylor Pays Courtesy Call On Malawian President
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Vice President of the Republic of Liberia Jewel Howard-Taylor has ended a five-working day visit in Lilongwe, Malawi from June 9th to 14th, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Is Taking Steps to Improve Care of Preterm Babies. but Gaps Remain
[The Conversation Africa] "Kangaroo mother care" is widely acknowledged as a helpful method in caring for small and preterm infants. It makes a vital contribution to their survival, well-being and development. Developed in 1978 by Colombian paediatrician Edgar Ray, kangaroo care involves continuous skin-to-skin contact on the mother's chest to keep the baby warm, increase breastfeeding frequency, and aid in recognising danger signs of illness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 11, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of suicidal behaviour among adults in Malawi: a nationally representative cross-sectional survey in 2017 - Pengpid S, Peltzer K.
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to assess the prevalence and associated factors of suicidal behaviour (SB) among adults in Malawi. METHODS: Data were analysed from 4187 persons aged 18-69  years (median age: 32 years) that took part in the nationally ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Malawi: Drop in HIV/Aids and Nutrition Funding Worries Parliamentary Committee
[Nyasa Times] The department of HIV/AIDS and Nutrition, under the Ministry of Health (MoH), has been allocated K58 billion in the 2021/2022 national budget, a drop from K80 billion in the last financial year; and, the development has worried the parliamentary committee responsible. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Wemas in Cash-Back for Underutilised Medical Insurance
[Nyasa Times] Wella Medical Aid Society (WEMAS) has honoured its pledge it made last year that it will be giving cash back at end of year to medical insurance policy holders whose premiums have been underutilized. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Has New Covid-19 "Indian" Variant--Health Official
[Nyasa Times] It has been confirmed that the country has the new variant of the Coronavirus--from India--after some of the samples that were sent for diagnosis at the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in South Africa tested positive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Ready for Covid-19 Second Phase Vaccination On Thursday
[Nyasa Times] Government has said it is prepared for the administration of the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine which the Ministry of Health (MoH) had already announced--over a month ago--would begin on Thursday June 3, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Japan Supports Malawi With Us$725 000 Grant in Covid-19 Vaccination Efforts
[Nyasa Times] The People of Japan have offered the people of Malawi a US$725 000 grant (about 574 million kwacha) whose chief purpose is to boost the country's health system capacity as it rolls out the largest and most rapid vaccination programme in history this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Cancer Centre Will Be Fully Operational By June 2022
[Nyasa Times] "I have been assured that by June next year, this facility will be a fully fledged centre." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Standard Bank Offers Hope to Investors in Post-Covid-19 Economic Recovery
[Nyasa Times] "As a future-ready bank, we cannot continue to operate as a traditional bank." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Far From Achieving Abuja Declaration On Health Financing
[Nyasa Times] Malawi is among countries racing against time to achieve the Abuja Declaration, which rallies States and governments to commit 15 percent of their national budgets towards health financing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: World Bank Impressed With Water & Sanitation Project Amidst Covid-19
[Nyasa Times] The World Bank has expressed its satisfaction with the progress the Lilongwe Water and Sanitation Project (LWSP) has made so far despite the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the implementation process. This was voiced during the project mid-term review (MTR) which took place between April 26 and May 5, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: 337,000 Malawians Get Covid-19 Vaccine, So Far
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Government has disclosed that 336, 826 people have received coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine since President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera launched the jab on March 1, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wanted: Transparency & Accountability in Pandemic-Related Spending
Under the UN-backed COVAX initiative, UNICEF ships COVID-19 vaccine syringes from a warehouse in Dubai Logistics City, United Arab Emirates. And as the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank have teamed up to help the most vulnerable. May 2021. Credit: UNICEF/Ruel PableoBy Chady El Khoury, Jiro Honda, Johan Mathisen, and Etienne Yehoue*WASHINGTON DC, May 21 2021 (IPS) Governments around the world are playing a crucial role in providing lifelines to people and firms to help combat the pandemic and its economic fallout. To support t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chady El Khoury - Jiro Honda - Johan Mathisen and Etienne Ye Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawians Say Incineration Programme of Covid-19 Vaccine Doses 'Was Too Glorifed'
[Nyasa Times] A horde of Malawians have taken to various social media platforms, especially Facebook, to vent out their discontent on why a whole Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo-Chiponda, would "stoop so low" to witness an incineration ceremony of expired Covid-19 vaccines, which they say, would have been overseen by a junior in her ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi burns thousands of expired AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses
Health officials hope the event will increase public confidence in getting the vaccination. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT scans offer new view of Lake Malawi cichlid specimens in Penn State museum
(Penn State) Computed tomography -- CT scanning -- which combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around an organism and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images of its bones, is providing new insight into an old initiative to characterize fishes in Africa's Lake Malawi. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Malawi: A Classroom Clinic - Bringing Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment to Schools in Malawi
[Nigeria Health Watch] Clara Mbalale still vividly remembers the day in 2019 she felt unwell while at school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Church Body Engages Sexually Active Men, Boys On HIV Testing
[Nyasa Times] Everyone knows about HIV, what causes it, and how it is transmitted - and that it has no cure. But the biggest question is, does everybody know their status? (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Minister Mtambo Courts Herbalists to Collaborate On Covid-19
[Nyasa Times] The Minister of Civic Education and National Unity Timothy Pagonachi Mtambo has asked herbalists to join the government in demystifying myths surrounding the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine and persons with albinism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Minister Calls for Border Alert to Stop Those Sneaking From High Risk Countries
[Nyasa Times] Malawi's Health Minister, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, has called for vigilance among key agencies in the fight against Covid-19 in the country's border posts to stop people that might be trying to use borders to sneak in from high risk countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news