Malawi: Specialised Clinic to Treat Accident Victims
[Nyasa Times] A project unveiled by Minister of Health and Population Atupele Muluzi to construct a specialised bone and nerve surgeries clinic within the Kamuzu Central Hospital complex in Lilongwe has been welcome as positive news as people will have services free courtesy of a K17 billion (about $24million) grant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Nurse Under Fire for Taking a Selfie As Woman Gives Birth in Ward
[Nyasa Times] A midwife nurse in Blantyre has come under intense fire in Blantyre for taking a selfie as an unidentified woman is lying on a bed with legs open ready to give birth in a labour ward. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Ntcheu Hospital Rebuffs Opposition to Cheer the Sick
[Nyasa Times] Ntcheu district hospital administration has rebuffed main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to visit the hospital in order to cheer the sick. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Launches Kuunika Data for Action Project
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -The Ministry of Health has launched a project which intends to increase supply and demand of health data for decision making in six districts in the country where the use of the data is expected to improve HIV and Aids response in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Ministry of Health Introduces Nutrition Drugs
[Malawi News Agency] Salima -Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF has introduced a project to supply mineral drugs to adolescent girls and pregnant women in Salima District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Youth's Poor Adherence to ARVs Haunts Health Authorities
[Malawi News Agency] Rumphi -Rumphi District Health Office (DHO) has expressed concern over default and lack of adherence to anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs by young people living with HIV and AIDS in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Industrial Hemp, Medicinal Cannabis to Roll Out Soon - Mitc
[Nyasa Times] Development of Industrial Hemp regulations that will enable Malawi to formally join the growing nations is set to start this December as it awaits Cabinet approval, the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Ministry of Education Hails Health Advocates for Menstrual Hygiene Management
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has commended different stakeholders for their efforts in promoting menstrual hygiene management among school girls with visual impairment in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Kuwala Health Media Trust in Fundraising Drive
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Kuwala Health Media Trust has organized a fundraising luncheon scheduled for November 24, 2018 to raise funds for buying cervical cancer diagnosis equipment for its clinic in Mzuzu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Poor Funding Crippling Mental Health Services in Malawi
[Nyasa Times] A mental health specialist says inadequate funding is one of the factors which is crippling delivery of mental health services in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Primary School in Mulanje Experiences High Absenteeism Due to Jiggers Flea
[Nyasa Times] A primary school in Mulanje high rate of absenteeism due to jiggers flea which has affected 451 learners and one teacher. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

IntraHealth Welcomes Dai Hozumi to Executive Team
November 01, 2018Dai Hozumi has joinedIntraHealth International ’s executive team as chief technical officer and leader of IntraHealth ’s Center for Technical Excellence.In this new role, Hozumi will provide visionary leadership to shape, guide, and implement IntraHealth's technical agenda. He will also focus on driving new business and ensuring the quality of our technical products and services as IntraHealth forges new paths within a rapidly evolving global health and development landscape.Hozumi has over 20 years of experience in strategy development and execution, including extensive experience managing com...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Malawi:First Lady Launches 'Free to Shine' Campaign
[Nyasa Times] There is great expectation globally that Malawi becomes one of the first countries to achieve the fast-track elimination of HIV mother-to-child transmission target of five per cent or less by 2020 and complete elimination of paediatric AIDS by 2030, according to the country's First Lady Gertrude Mutharika. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: First Lady Launches 'Free to Shine' Campaign
[Nyasa Times] There is great expectation globally that Malawi becomes one of the first countries to achieve the fast-track elimination of HIV mother-to-child transmission target of five per cent or less by 2020 and complete elimination of paediatric AIDS by 2030, according to the country's First Lady Gertrude Mutharika. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:300 People Have a Drug Related Breakdown Every Month - Experts
[Nyasa Times] Mental health experts say 300 people, mostly the youth, go mad every month due to abuse of alcohol and drugs and are referred to Zomba Mental Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Hospital Drivers Threaten Sit-In Strike
[Nyasa Times] Government drivers at Phalombe district hospital have threatened a sit in if hospital administrators continue to force them to drive unroadworthy vehicles which include ambulances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Factors associated with long length of stay in an inpatient psychiatric unit in Lilongwe, Malawi - Barnett BS, Kusunzi V, Magola L, Borba CPC, Udedi M, Kulisewa K, Hosseinipour MC.
PURPOSE: Studies of factors affecting length of stay during psychiatric hospitalization in sub-Saharan Africa are sparse. A better understanding of such factors may lead to interventions resulting in quicker patient stabilization and discharge, freeing up ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malawi:Major Referral Hospital Has Only 4 ICU Beds
[Nyasa Times] Major referral hospital in the south, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has only four beds, forcing hospital management to refer most cases to an upmarket expensive Mwaiwathu Hospital at K900 000 per day per case. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Thieves Steal Anti-Rabies Vaccine
[Nyasa Times] A senior official in the ministry of Agricultyre says some unscrupulous people are stealing anti-rabies vaccine and selling them outside the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Prisoners Feeding Children to Remain in School
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -It is exactly nine o'clock in the morning and learners at Mwitere Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority Chimaliro in Thyolo District shove and jostle as they walk out of classroom for a health break. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Court Stops Hospitals From Returning Patients With Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) to Prison
[SALC] Zomba -The Malawi High Court yesterday granted an urgent interim injunction preventing the return of six persons diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) to prison. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Court Stops Hospitals From Returning Patients With Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) to Prison
[SALC] Zomba -The Malawi High Court yesterday granted an urgent interim injunction preventing the return of six persons diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) to prison. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Government Sets Aside K700m for Medical Staff Recruitment
[Nyasa Times] Malawi government says it has set aside K700 million (US$1 million) for the recruitment of medical staff this year, a senior government official in the Ministry of Health has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Govt Say First-Phase Mass Drug Administration in Schools Fruitful
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Ministry of Health and Population has expressed satisfaction with the first- phase of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) against bilharzia and worm infections which started on October 8-12. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Net Distribution to Reduce Under Five Malaria Related Deaths in Mulanje
[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -Mulanje District Hospital Malaria Coordinator, Regan Dulani says he is optimistic of reduced under five deaths with the distribution of the Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) underway in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Net Distribution to Reduce Under Five Malaria Related Deaths in Mulanje
[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -Mulanje District Hospital Malaria Coordinator, Regan Dulani says he is optimistic of reduced under five deaths with the distribution of the Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) underway in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Chikwawa Registers Progress in Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
[Nyasa Times] Chikwawa District Health Office (DHO) has disclosed it is making positive strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ultrasound predicts fistula success in dialysis patients
Ultrasound can help clinicians predict whether arteriovenous fistulas -- surgically...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT plus ABVS offers a breast cancer staging alternative Can Facebook help teach critical care ultrasound? Ergonomic training may help sonographers avoid MSK injury Remote ultrasound helps Malawi physicians identify TB Elastography, MRI effective for detecting liver lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Trek Medics to Partner with the Government of Malawi and World Bank in Nation's First Emergency Response System
Trek Medics is very proud to announce the launch of a new program beginning next month in partnership with the Malawi Roads Authority, the Malawi Ministry of Health and the World Bank's Global Road Safety Facility. The purpose of this partnership will be to design and implement a dispatch and communications system to support the implementation of a new emergency response system along a 250-mile stretch of the North-South Corridor highway in Malawi. This first-of-its-kind program will ensure that road traffic injury victims traveling along the North-South Corridor between the northern capital of Lilongwe and Blantyre in the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Trek Medics (Press Release) Tags: Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Trek Medics to Partner with the Government of Malawi and World Bank in Nation's First Emergency Response System
Trek Medics is very proud to announce the launch of a new program beginning next month in partnership with the Malawi Roads Authority, the Malawi Ministry of Health and the World Bank's Global Road Safety Facility. The purpose of this partnership will be to design and implement a dispatch and communications system to support the implementation of a new emergency response system along a 250-mile stretch of the North-South Corridor highway in Malawi. This first-of-its-kind program will ensure that road traffic injury victims traveling along the North-South Corridor between the northern capital of Lilongwe and Blantyre in the...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Trek Medics (Press Release) Tags: Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Public Health Event Management in Air Transport Training of Trainers Kicks Off in Harare
[WHO] A joint World Health Organization and International Civil Aviation Organization Training of Trainers for Public Health Event Management in Air Transport kicked off in Harare yesterday. The meeting, which is taking place at Holiday Inn Harare, has brought together participants from 13 countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The participation by the13 different countries and the background of the participants is an (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Key Population Dying in Silence - Manerela
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Network of Religious Leaders Living With or Personally Affected with HIV and Aids (MANERELA) has expressed concern with the abuse key population or minority groups continue to face in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Clinics for Key Populations in Malawi Mock Outdated Same-Sex Laws
[CSJNews] Forget that same sex relations in Malawi are criminalised! Various organisations in the conservative southern African nation are implementing strategies to ensure key populations including LGBTI citizens enjoy their rights and access health services, JAMES CHAVULA writes (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Council Distributes Relief Maize to 3 000 Households in Mchinji
[Nyasa Times] Mchinji District Council has embarked on a relief maize distribution exercise to 3 181 households facing food shortage in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Challenges and opportunities for effective data collection in global neurosurgery: traumatic brain injury surveillance experience in Malawi - Quinsey C, Eaton J, Northam W, Gilleskie M, Charles A, Hadar E.
Global health research can transform clinical and surgical practice worldwide. Partnerships between US academic centers and hospitals in low- and middle-income counties can improve clinical care at the host institution hospital and give the visiting instit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin
Poor dietary intake and lack of food varieties affect huge numbers of children, who mostly hail from large, impoverished families in Nepal. Malnutrition is a significant concern in Nepal as around one million children under 5 years suffer from chronic malnutrition and 10 percent suffer from acute malnutrition. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2018 (IPS)A dramatic shift in the way we eat and think about food is more urgent than ever to prevent further environmental degradation and an even larger health epidemic.   A diverse group of experts from academia, civil society, and Uni...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Farming Crisis: Filling An Empty Plate Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutr Source Type: news

The role of education interventions in improving economic rationality
Schooling rewards people with labor market returns and nonpecuniary benefits in other realms of life. However, there is no experimental evidence showing that education interventions improve individual economic rationality. We examine this hypothesis by studying a randomized 1-year financial support program for education in Malawi that reduced absence and dropout rates and increased scores on a qualification exam of female secondary school students. We measure economic rationality 4 years after the intervention by using lab-in-the-field experiments to create scores of consistency with utility maximization that are derived f...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kim, H. B., Choi, S., Kim, B., Pop-Eleches, C. Tags: Economics reports Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi Blood Transfusion Services Sounds Sos, Lacks 'O' Type
[Nyasa Times] Blood bank, the Malawi Blood Transfusion Services (MBTS) has sounded, saying it is lacking the crucial 'O' negative type, a universal blood donor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:- Govt Decries Aborted Dialogue, 'Very Bad Moment for Malawi'
[Nyasa Times] Malawi government has expressed its disappointment over civil society organisations (CSOs) decision to withdraw from their planned dialogue, but governance expert has backed Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), accusing the authorities of attempting to derail Friday's nationwide protests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Medical Council of Malawi Closes Kaporo Rural Hospital
[Nyasa Times] Medical Council of Malawi has closed down Kaporo Rural Hospital in Karonga because it is in dilapidated state and dwindling poor state of sanitation and hygiene. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:First Lady Commends China for Helping Malawi in HIV and Aids Fight
[Nyasa Times] Malawi's First Lady has said t is the process of multisectoral collaboration through shared use of resources coupled with cross-cultural learning in technological and research-based knowledge that will help combat HIV and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Alcohol policies in Malawi: inclusion of WHO "best buy" interventions and use of multi-sectoral action - Matanje Mwagomba BL, Nkhata MJ, Baldacchino A, Wisdom J, Ngwira B.
BACKGROUND: Harmful use of alcohol is one of the most common risk factors for Non-Communicable Diseases and other health conditions such as injuries. World Health Organization has identified highly cost-effective interventions for reduction of alcohol cons... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Malawi:China-Malawi Ties Bearing Fruits, Says Mutharika - President Visits Malawian Doctors and Nurses in Shaanxi
[Nyasa Times] President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika has said he is pleased to note that his government's bold decision some years ago to establish diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China (PRC) is bearing desired fruits. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:HIV-Positive Person Cannot Withstand Army Training - Colonel
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has said they will require people recruited for military training to undergo mandatory HIV testing contrary to the HIV and Aids (Prevention and Management) law, saying they want an exception to avoid compromising security of the nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi Urged to Domesticate Reproductive Health Treaties
[CSJNews] Mama Emma Kaliya urges Malawi to tame treaties (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:NGO Constructs Cervical Cancer Screening Unit At Nasawa Health Centre
[Nyasa Times] Nasawa Trust, a Malawian NGO operating in the area of Traditional Authority M'biza in Zomba District of Southern Malawi, has constructed a cervical cancer screening unit at Nasawa Health Centre to complement Ministry of Health's National Cervical Cancer Control Strategy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Authorities Optimistic On Enactment of New Abortion Law
[CSJNews] Authorities in Malawi have expressed optimism that a new Termination of Pregnancy law will be enacted once Cabinet ministers complete reviewing recommendations which the Law Commission submitted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Paediatric road traffic injuries in Lilongwe, Malawi: an analysis of 4776 consecutive cases - Sundet M, Grudziak J, Charles A, Banza L, Varela C, Young S.
This was a retrospective review of all children aged ≤16 who were treated in the casualty department at the central hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi, between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2015. A total of 4776 children were treated for road traffic injuries... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Malawi:Government Launches Ncdi
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government, through the Ministry of Health and Population on Thursday launched Non-communicable Diseases and Injuries (NCDI) and Poverty report in Lilongwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news