Malawi: Malawi Expands Eligibility for Covid Vaccine As Doses Near Expiration
[VOA] Blantyre -- Malawi's Ministry of Health expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all Malawians 18 and older. The decision was prompted by the approaching expiration date for about 40,000 doses the country received from the African Union. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Cannabis Regulatory Body Issues 86 Licences for Industrial Hemp Cultivation
[Nyasa Times] Officials from the Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) say they have issued 86 licenses to 35 companies and cooperatives to venture into cannabis cultivation for industrial hemp production. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: National Bank of Malawi Hands Over Covid-19 Items to Citizens Response Team
[Nyasa Times] National Bank of Malawi (NBM) plc on Thursday handed over items worth K10 million to the Citizens Response to Covid-19 Initiative for the fight against the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Slaps Teachers Union With Court Injunction Over Strike
[Nyasa Times] Government has slapped obtained Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) with a court injunction to force teachers back in class. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How did 500 species of a fish form in a lake? Dramatically different body clocks
(Florida Atlantic University) Despite the dramatic difference between day and nightlife, how fish exploit different times of day has not been studied systematically. Scientists explored alterations in the circadian timing of activity and the duration of rest-wake cycles in Lake Malawi's cichlids and identified the first single nocturnal species. Timing and duration of rest and activity varies dramatically, and continuously, between populations of Lake Malawi cichlids, providing a system for exploring the molecular and neural basis underlying variation in nocturnal activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Malawi: Ministry of Health Overwhelmed With Turn Up for Covid-19 Vaccine
[Nyasa Times] Officials from the Ministry of Health say they are now overwhelmed with the turn up for Covid-19 vaccine across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

On World Health Day, a Call for Equity, Justice & the End of Paternalism
Family planning counselor and nurse speaks to group at clinic in Nakuru, Kenya. Credit: Sala LewisBy Joyce Banda and Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins*WASHINGTON DC, Apr 7 2021 (IPS) The past year has forced many of us to address difficult truths about how we treat and take care of each other — among them is a reckoning with racism and injustice. In the global health and development sector, this reckoning is not new. Black, Brown and Indigenous women have been at the forefront of driving efforts to end inequity, racism and paternalism for decades, but the threats remain. As women and leaders in global health and development fro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Banda and Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Global Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malawi: Mentalcare-UK Encourage Malawians to Take Up Covid-19 Vaccine
[Nyasa Times] MentalCare Malawi-UK charity organisation has urged anyone currently eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination who has not yet received one to go and get it without delay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Characteristic and outcomes of human and animal bites in Malawi - Williams BM, Purcell L, Kayange L, Gallaher J, Charles A.
INTRODUCTION: Bites are an important contributor to traumatic injury worldwide. In low- and middle-income countries, data regarding bite injuries outside of rabies is limited. Therefore, we sought to describe the injury characteristics and outcomes of bite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

US Catholics funded Malawi opponents of legal abortion in cases of rape
After condemning abortion reform as an imposition of “foreign cultures”, a religious group in Malawi took thousands of dollars in foreign cash (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Injuries, Covid-19 Restrictions Could Force Mubiru's Hand
[Monitor] Injuries and travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic meant interim head coach Abdallah Mubiru was always going to make changes to his lineup ahead of today's final Group B Afcon qualifier in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt to Increase Vaccination Centres, Personnel
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda says government will increase the number of health personnel as well as vaccination sites for Covid 19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malnutrition Levels Rise in Dedza
[Nyasa Times] Authorities are worried over the continues rise of levels of malnutrition in Dedza. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Ombudsman Wants Inquiry On Malmed Clinic Over 'Asian First' Vaccine Arrangement
[Nyasa Times] The public protector - Ombudsman Martha Chizuma has said there is need for an inquiry into arrangement in which Malmed Clinic in Blantyre allegedly set aside an hour on Sunday for the exclusive Covid-19 vaccination of the Indian community. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Covid-19 Presidential Taskforce Rules Out 3rd Wave of Pandemic
[Nyasa Times] The Presidential Taskforce on Covid 19 has ruled out chances that the country would be hit by the third wave of the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Blantyre DHO Clarifies On Discriminatory All Asian Vaccine Time
[Nyasa Times] The Blantyre District Health Office (DHO) says it has not designated any private health facility as a vaccination centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Geographical mapping of road traffic injuries in Lilongwe, Malawi - Sundet M, Mulima G, Kajombo C, Gjerde H, Christophersen AS, Madsen JE, Young S.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic injuries are a leading cause of death and disability, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Identifying injury hotspots are valuable for introducing preventive measures. This is usually accomplished by using police data, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malawi: EU Regulator Gives Malawi All-Clear Astrazeneca Jab
[Nyasa Times] Several days after many nations paushed the use of Oxford/AstraZeneca's vaccine - which Malawi is also administering - over blood clot concerns, European Medicines Agency has concluded that the vaccine is "safe and effective "in preventing Covid-19 and its benefits far outweigh the risks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Oxfarm Confronts Malnutrition in Malawi
[Nyasa Times] An international charity organization, Oxfam, has embarked on a project aimed at confronting rising cases of malnutrition in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chakwera Warns On Looming Covid-19 'Third Wave'
[Nyasa Times] Malawians should brace themselves for tougher times ahead due to the looming third wave of Covid-19 currently on rampage in Kenya, President Lazarus Chakwera has cautioned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Avoiding Unintended Pregnancies in Cash-Strapped Malawi
[UN News] In Malawi, as in many countries across the world, funds meant for sexual reproductive health and family planning are being diverted to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and the UN has stepped in to prevent these services from grinding to a halt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Closes Bingu Stadium As Covid-19 Field Hospital As Cases Decrease
[Nyasa Times] Government is closing down Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe as Covid-19 field hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In-home interpersonal violence: sex based prevalence and outcomes - Purcell LN, Ellis D, Reid T, Mabedi C, Maine R, Charles A.
INTRODUCTION: There is a shortage of data on intimate partner and interpersonal violence in sub-Saharan Africa. We, therefore, sought to characterize patterns of sex-based risk of in-home interpersonal violence in Malawi. METHODS: We performed a re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

FROM THE FIELD: Avoiding unintended pregnancies in cash-strapped Malawi
In Malawi, as in many countries across the world, funds meant for sexual reproductive health and family planning are being diverted to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and the UN has stepped in to prevent these services from grinding to a halt. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chakwera Launches Malawi Covid-19 Vaccine Drive
[Nyasa Times] President Lazarus Chakwera launched the long-awaited coronavirus vaccine campaign on Thursday in Zomba and was among the first to be inoculated with a call for Malawians to quickly get immunized. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: MPs Block Debate of Bill to Ease Strict Abortion Law
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Blantyre -- The abortion bill has met strong opposition from church groups in the mainly Christian country (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Screening for HIV Among Patients at Tuberculosis Clinics - Results from Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment Surveys, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, 2015-2016
This report describes screening for HIV in patients at tuberculosis clinics in Africa. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 11, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: HIV/AIDS MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Tuberculosis (TB) Source Type: news

Malawi: Abortion Bill in Parliament On Thursday As Malawi As Churches Oppose
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Parliamentary Health Committee says it will present and move a motion of the Termination of Pregnancy (TOP) bill on Thursday, March 11 2021 in the Parliament which will also be presented as a Private Member's Bill respectively in the face of opposition from faith groups. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 11, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed
Parliamentarians from Africa and Asia met to discuss how to improve the conditions of women, girls, and youth during pandemics. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse – revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic on the continent, a recent webinar attended by parliamentarians from Africa and Asia heard. Gift Malunga, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative for Zambia, told delegates that during the lockdown in Zambia, 90% of calls to traditional hotlines ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Major Parties Urge Followers to Go for Covid-19 Vaccine
[Nyasa Times] Major political parties have put their political differences aside to urge all their supporters go for Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Vaccine Roll Out - Chakwera First Jab At Zomba Covid-19 Field Hospital, Chilima in Mzuzu
[Nyasa Times] President Lazarus Chakwera twill this Thursday get the historic life saving Covid-19 vaccine at Zomba State House now turned Covid-19 field hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Human Rights Defenders Coalition Launches 'Pay Back Our Money'
[Nyasa Times] Rights activists are demanding that authorities immediately release a report on the alleged abuse of K6.2 billion Covid-19 money. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Moves to Address Sex Workers' Grievances
[Nyasa Times] Malawi government has moved to address grievances the female sex workers have been raising in relation to the strict Covid-19 preventive measures the government is implementing to tame the coronavirus disease pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Nurses Body Condemns Attacks on Frontline Healthcare Workers - 'Hopes for Justice'
[Nyasa Times] The National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi (NONM) has condemned escalating incidences of social media attacks on nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers due to false rumours surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Includes Journalists in Priority Group for Covid-19 Vaccine
[MISA] MISA Malawi is pleased to notify its membership that government has included journalists in the priority group of people to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawians-in-Ireland Covid-19 Taskforce Donates to Mzimba Hospital
[Nyasa Times] A team of well-wishing Malawians living in Ireland have, through a Covid-19 taskforce, has donated medical supplies plus various other food and non-food items worth K1 372 000to Mzimba District Hospital (MDH) as part of their contribution towards combating the pandemic in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Mobile App Halves Vaccinating Time to Curb Rabies
[SciDev.Net] Blantyre, Malawi -- A mobile phone app is helping veterinarians to halve the time it takes to complete dog vaccination programmes in Malawi and could help curb rabies threat in African cities, a study shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: MP Musowa Threatens to Boycott Parliament - DPP Says 'Give Teachers Covid Risk Allowance'
[Nyasa Times] On Tuesday morning, Member of Parliament for Mulanje Bale, Victor Musowa, threatened to boycott Parliament sitting and would only come back when students resume learning as teachers are on strike, demanding government to give them Covid-19 risk allowances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chakwera Talks of Malawi Govt Measurers Against Economic Aftershocks of Covid-19
[Nyasa Times] President Lazarus Chakwera has said government has put in place measures to see to it that Malawians are provided with safety nets as a relief from the challenges that are there due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mpinganjira Foundation Donates K10 Million Ppes to Adventist Hospitals
[Nyasa Times] The Thomson and Barbra Mpinganjira Foundation has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) worth K10 million to the Adventist Health Services (AHS) hospitals in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: VP Chilima Says Resilient Policies Crucial for Post Covid-19 Comeback
[Nyasa Times] Resilient policies and strategies are crucial for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to enable them jump start the economy after the devastation caused by Covid-19, Malawi's Vice President Saulos Chilima said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Sumbuleta's Sexual Harassment Assault Investigations Delays Over Covid-19 Scare - MHRC
[Nyasa Times] Malawians will have to wait a little longer to know findings of the investigations into alleged sexual harassment of female workers at the public broadcaster, the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chakwera Condemns Beating of Ambulance Drivers
[Nyasa Times] President Lazarus Chakwera has said the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines for frontline health workers has delayed for seven days but said the country was on course for roll out of the vaccination process in March with delivery of 1.5 million doses expected this month end. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Ministry Issues Covid-19 Burial Guidelines to Avoid Conflict With Communities
[Nyasa Times] The Ministry of Health has issued guidelines on burial of Covid-19 bodies to resolve conflicts that keep arising between communities and health officials during the death and burial of a Covid-19 body. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Egypt Gives Malawi Virtual Equipment
[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received a donation the much needed virtual equipment from Egypt at the time the country relies on video conferencing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Muslim Youth United Raises Funds for Queens Hospital's Covid-19 Equipment
[Nyasa Times] In less than 24 hour since rolling out the second phase of fundraising to procure essential medical equipment for Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital's COVID-19 treatment units, Muslim Youth United (MYU) has already raised K10 million of the targeted K20 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Hope From the Pulpit - the Church Easing Transport Woes for Malawi's Riverine Pregnant Women
[Nigeria Health Watch] "I thought I was going to die, I nearly gave birth on a ship," Lucy Chirambo said somberly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Deputy Minister Daudi Urges Chiefs to Enhance Covid-19 Precautions
[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Local Government has urged chiefs in the country to enhance dissemination of Coronavirus messages to their subjects in order to contain the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Concerned Students Demand Reopening of Schools
[Nyasa Times] Concerned Students of Malawi, which is a group comprising of students from different institutions, have called on the government to open schools with immediate effect and end the extention on the closure of schools as a Covid-19 control measure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Opposition Party Urges Police to Start Criminal Probe Against Dodma
[Nyasa Times] The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Dr Steven Kayuni has told the Malawi Police Service to start criminal investigations against officials at the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) and Reserve Bank of Malawi over abuse of Covid-19 response funds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news