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Malawi:Nkhata Bay Health Office Runs Out of Chlorine for Cholera Prevention
[Malawi News Agency] Nkhata Bay District Health Office (DHO) on Tuesday appealed to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to assist the district with High Test Hypo chloride (HTH) chlorine saying the district was remaining with one 45Kg tin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Mattresses Stolen At Chikwawa Dho
[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -Commotion and embarrassment ensued in Chikwawa on Tuesday afternoon when stormed the homes of Senior Officers at Chikwawa District Hospital to recover mattresses that were allegedly stolen at the health facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Health Sector Geared to Contain Cholera
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Ministry of Health and Population has assured people in the country that it is fully prepared to prevent outbreaks of cholera and treat any reported case during the 2017/18 rainy season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:First Lady Awarded Honorary Professorship Degree
[Nyasa Times] First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has beenin Global Health by the Peking University School of Public Health (PKUSPH) in recognition of her commitment towards advancing public health issues in Malawi and Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Government Targets 54.7 Per Cent of Children for ECD Programme
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Dr. Jean Kalirani has said government will develop deliberate strategies aimed at increasing accessibility to early child development (ECD) services in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN Agency Defers Action Cutting Ties to Tobacco Industry
Close-up of a woman hands hold and broke a cigarette. Credit: BigstockBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 2017 (IPS)Back in November 2008, the 193-member General Assembly decided, by consensus, to ban smoking and tobacco sales at the UN headquarters in New York: a ruling observed by all affiliated agencies worldwide, including the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) which has severed links with the tobacco industry. But there still remains one holdout: the 187-member International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva whose Governing Body, which meets three times a year, has postponed once again its decision on whe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malawi:Beating Cancer Threat Through Early Detection
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -After so many years of hesitation chained her to overwhelming fear, Maumsamatha Mbulu, 38, finally exorcised her ghosts by going for a cancer screening at Kanjuwi Primary School in Salima. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Nsanje Records First Cholera Case
[Nyasa Times] Nsanje District has recorded its first cholera case; health authorities have confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Group to Build LGBTI Inclusiveness Among Faith Community
[Nyasa Times] One of Malawi's faith based organisations Malawi Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected with HIV and Aids (MANERELA) has embarked on a new project under the theme 'Building LGBTI Inclusive Faith Communities in Malawi'. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Over 70 000 People Registered to Be Diabetic
[Nyasa Times] About 70,000 people in the country are registered to be diabetic an indication that more might be affected by the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:CMST Holds Stakeholder Review Meeting, Over 70,000 People Diabetic
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -About 70,000 people in the country are registered to be diabetic an indication that more might be affected by the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Story Workshop Takes TB Awareness to Nsanje Prison Inmates
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -Story Workshop has advised Nsanje inmates to undergo Tuberculosis (TB) testing since they are vulnerable to such diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Nsanje Records First Cholera Case
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -Nsanje District has recorded its first cholera case; health authorities have confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Kasungu District Hospital Benefits From the Government Solar Project
[Malawi News Agency] Kasungu -In the wake of frequent power outages, Kasungu District Hospital has become a beneficiary of solar powered electricity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi On Course in HIV and Aids Fight - Official
[Nyasa Times] The Chief of Health Services in the Ministry of Health, Charles Mwansambo, says Malawi has made a remarkable progress in the achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Media Key in the Fight Against Malaria
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -National Malaria Control Programme has viewed the media in the country as a key stakeholder in the dissemination of information to the public in the fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malaria Vaccine Trial in July 2018
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Malaria vaccine trial is expected to be conducted in the country in July, 2018 in a pilot phase. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Prisoners Urged to Go for Early TB Screening
[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -The Story Workshop, a Media Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that aims at promoting social change is conducting sensitization activities in prisons meant to assist inmates observe signs of Tuberculosis so that they seek early treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Amabhungane - Hunger Stalks Malawi's Prisons
[Daily Maverick] A study by four university academics has found that on average the Malawi's 12,000 prisoners receive just 17% of the recommended daily food provision and that 89% of them are severely food insecure. A prominent prison rights activists has blamed erratic government funding for the scandal, saying that it has made approved foodstuff suppliers reluctant to enter supply contracts with the prisons. By Thokozani Chenjezi, Centre for Investigative Journalism Malawi, for AMABHUNGANE. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi Newspaper Calls for Speedy Heath-Targeted Solar Project
[Nyasa Times] Malawi leading newspaper has strongly called up government to speed the implementation of its K2.7 billion solar project which seeks to address power outages facing hospitals in rural areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fears of a new deadly PLAGUE growing, as Malawi becomes latest African nation on alert
(Natural News) Malawi is the latest African nation in danger of experiencing an outbreak of deadly plague, as the disease continues to spread throughout the island of Madagascar, the UK’s Daily Mail reports. Some 143 people have died so far, and another 2,000 have been infected in Madagascar since an outbreak of the disease in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi:Malaria Remains a Threat to Under-Five, Pregnant Women
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -National Malaria Control Programme said malaria remains the major cause of death among under-5 children and pregnant women in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 13, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi:Hunger Project Launches Public Health Facility Construction
[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -Chikwawa District council Chair Councilor Dyson Manjolo during ground breaking ceremony - Pic by Steve Chirombo MANA (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Malawi Prepares for Black Death Plague
[Nyasa Times] Malawi is on alert for any possible incident of the deadly airborne plague though it has been identified as one of the hotspots by the World Health Organization as priority countries to get ready to defend against the black death, its neighours are at risk amongys nine countries who has been placed on high alert, Ministry of Health has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Telecoms Firm Donates Medical Equipment to Hospital
[Nyasa Times] In its continued efforts towards assisting government in the provision of quality health services, premier mobile service provider TNM proudly announces the donation of oxygen concentrators to Mulanje Mission Hospital worth K3.1 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi Women Urged to Undergo Cervical Screening
[Nyasa Times] In a drive to reduce cases of cervical cancer in the country, the Community of St Egidio through its Disease Relief Excellent and Advanced Means (DREAM) in conjuction with the Ministry of Health (MoH) embarked on a campaign of screening women for early treatment and the latest being Phalombe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Red Cross Targets Beach Communities to Counter Cholera
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -The Malawi Red Cross Society has embarked on interpersonal communication for emergency cholera outbreak preparedness and response to communities along the lakeshore areas in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Code Sangala Raising Funds for Queens Hospital Paediatric Unit
[Nyasa Times] Malaria Tour 2017-18 a brain child of Malawi's celebrated former Big Brother Africa representative, Code Sangala, will on November 16,2017 hold a fundraising event to raise funds for paediatric accident and emergency wards at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi Govt to Construct a New Balaka District Hospital
[Nyasa Times] Government is said to have plans to construct a new Balaka District Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Dedza Men Embrace Medical Circumcision
[Malawi News Agency] Dedza -Dedza District Health Office (DHO) has expressed satisfaction with numbers of men turning up in its health facilities to seek voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC) services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Rights Bodies Defy Criminalising Transmission of HIV
[Nyasa Times] Stakeholders have described the new HIV and AIDS Bill as 'a bad law' and a disaster to happen as it is discriminatory and will impede the fight against AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Journalism Students Donate to Mangochi District Hospital
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) students on Sunday donated soap and body lotion to Mangochi District Hospital as part of their social responsibility programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women and Malnutrition in Africa
In conclusion, it is arguable that there are improved impacts on nutrition if agricultural interventions are targeted to women and when specific work is done around women’s empowerment (for example, through behaviour change communication), mediated through women’s time use, women’s own health and nutrition status, and women’s access to and control over resources as well as intrahousehold decision-making power. That this may be dismissed out of hand is not unlikely either, given the persistence of male dominance.The post Women and Malnutrition in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source:...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raghav Gaiha and Vani Kulkarni Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Africa:Malawi to Host High Level Africa Meeting On Health Technology Innovation Access
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Malawi will from Wednesday host a three-day high level meeting on promoting policy coherence on health technology innovation and access for the African Regional intellectual Property Office (ARIPO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Construction of New Mponela Community Hospital to Start December
[Malawi News Agency] Dowa -People of Mponela in Dowa and the surrounding areas have all reasons to celebrate after government, through Dowa District Council disclosed that the long awaited construction of Mponela Community Hospital is set to start soon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi to Host High Level Meeting On Health Technology Innovation
[Nyasa Times] Malawi will from Wednesday host a three-day high level meeting on promoting policy coherence on health technology innovation and access for the African Regional intellectual Property Office (ARIPO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Adolescent Health Congress Skirts Issue of Abuse, Trafficking
Attendees at the 11th Congress on Adolescent Health in New Delhi, Oct. 27-29, 2017. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulNEW DELHI, Oct 30 2017 (IPS)Twenty-year-old Gogontlejang Phaladi of Mahalapye, Botswana is grateful she was never sent to a so-called “hyena” like scores of girls in neighboring Malawi were.In a ritual approved by the community, a solo man (the hyena) would have sex with the adolescent girls of an entire village to “sexually cleanse” them so they would be considered fit for marriage."It makes sense to bring village and religious leaders in this conversation on violent crimes....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Women's Health adolescent girls adolescent health child mar Source Type: news

Malawi:Special Clinics Excite Key Population in Malawi
[CSJNews] Centre for Development of the People (CEDEP) executive director Gift Trapence leads the organisation that has come up with the initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Colleges Miss Out On HIV/Aids Project
[Malawi News Agency] Phalombe -Frequent closures of colleges under the University of Malawi (UNIMA) have made students pay dearly as they have missed out as beneficiaries of HIV and Aids project implemented by Students Christian Organization of Malawi (SCOM). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Mlare Health Centre Closes Down As Medical Assistant Goes On Holiday
[Malawi News Agency] Karonga -Communities surrounding Mlare Health Centre will need to dig deep into their pockets to pay for transport to reach other health facilities as Mlare is reportedly closed down because the sole Medical Assistant is on holiday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Clinic Closed As Lone Worker Goes On Holiday
[Nyasa Times] Health officials in Karonga the northern border district of Malawi have suspended service delivery at Mlare Health Centre because the sole Medical Assistant is on holiday . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Minister Muluzi Commends Promotion of Sexual Reproductive Health
[Nyasa Times] Health Minister, Atupele Muluzi says efforts by various faith based institutions in opening up and speak on issues like sexual reproductive health (SRH) is a key step in ensuring that Malawi has a well-managed and health population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:MP Lobbies With Council for NGO Support
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Member of Parliament for Thyolo Thava, Mary Navicha, on Wednesday asked Thyolo district council to financially assist National Association of People living with HIV and Aids in Malawi (NAPHAM). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Cholera Death Toll Escalates in East, Southern Africa
[CAJ News] An intense cholera outbreak has killed some 1 562 people in Eastern and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 104 095 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Thousands of Mental Cases Registered Every Year
[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Health (MoH) has called for concerted efforts among stakeholders in the health sector in supporting people suffering from mental problems in work places saying there is an increase of such cases each year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Community Bemoans 40-Year Stay Without Maternity Wing
[Nyasa Times] People around Mlare Health Centre in Karonga District have bemoaned that lack of a maternity wing at the facility for 40 years has crippled antenatal services in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Interfaith LGBTIQ Leaders Convene at UN for Expert-level Dialogue
Rev. Patricia Ackerman is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of New York, and the New York UN Representative for the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.By Rev. Patricia AckermanNEW YORK, Oct 20 2017 (IPS)On September 29, 2017, Yvette Abrahams, an indigenous religious leader from Cape Town, South Africa who served as the country’s Commissioner For Gender Equality for five years, gasped when she learned that South Africa had just voted in favor of United Nations Human Rights Council resolution condemning the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts. She could not believ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Ackerman Tags: Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse LGBTQ Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malawi:Hospital Guardians Lament Guardian Shelter
[Malawi News Agency] Kasungu -Guardians at Kasungu District Hospital have expressed concern over their security and health at the shelter as they sleep on open ground. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Meeting Men Halfway - HIV Clinics Are Going Mobile to Reach Toughest Patients
[Bhekisisa] For decades, we've struggled to solve the riddle: How do you get reluctant men to test for HIV. Could we finally have an answer? (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Daily Struggles of the Most Vulnerable in Malawi
[MSF] Malawi -In 2016, MSF marked 30 years of presence in Malawi, initially to a refugee crisis in 1986 and then becoming heavily involved in the growing HIV response. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news