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Malawi:Journalists Challenged to Clear Myths On Cholera
[Malawi News Agency] The Blantyre District Health Office has urged journalists to sensitize people and clear myths surrounding cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Unicef Strengthens Distribution of Safe Water in Lilongwe
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Unicef Malawi has embarked on a campaign of distributing 40 000 liters of safe water on a daily basis to Mitengo community in Lilongwe, after the area recorded 10 cholera cases and ended the life of a 10 year old child. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Cholera Death Toll Rises - Report
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The death toll of cholera in the country has risen to 10 after the death of one person in Lilongwe in the early hours of Tuesday, the Minister of Health, Atupele Muluzi has confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi Cholera Death Toll Rises to 10
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health, Atupele Muluzi has confirmed that Cholera death toll has risen to 10 after the death of one person in Lilongwe in the early hours of Tuesday . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Malawi reduced infant mortality
Every year 2.6m babies around the world don't survive beyond a month but Malawi's number is dropping. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disclosure of sexual violence among girls and young women aged 13 to 24 years: results from the Violence Against Children Surveys in Nigeria and Malawi - Nguyen KH, Kress H, Atuchukwu V, Onotu D, Swaminathan M, Ogbanufe O, Msungama W, Sumner SA.
Understanding factors that are associated with disclosure of sexual violence (SV) is important for the delivery of health services as well as developing strategies for prevention and response. The Violence Against Children Surveys were conducted in Malawi ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Malawi:HIV/Aids Clients Receive Art and TB Services Under Tree Sheds
[Malawi News Agency] Karonga -Kachila Youth Initiative (KAYI) has accused health officials at Mpata and Lupembe health centres in Karonga for providing clients anti-retroviral therapy drugs and Tuberculosis (TB) services under tree sheds and along corridors of the facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Chisomo Children's Club to Construct Clinic for Street Children
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Chisomo Children's Club has revealed an ambitious plan of constructing a clinic for street children in Lilongwe worth K70 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi cholera cases pass 500, eight people dead
BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Cholera cases in Malawi have tripled and four more people have died, the Ministry of Health said on Monday, a month after the spread of the disease from Zambia was thought to have been contained. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Malawi:Girl Died Because of Electricity Blackout at Hospital
[Nyasa Times] The death of one of a 17-year-old girl at Mangochi District Hospital the patients was caused by a power outage, Health Minister Atupele Muluzi confirmed in Parliament after United Democratic Front (UDF) member of Parliament (MP) for Mangochi South, Lilian Patel, raised the issue in the House. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malnutrition Remains Challenge Among Vulnerable Populations
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Malnutrition could have long term effects on the brain - Pic sourced from internet (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Medical Stores Receive Trucks From World Bank
[Nyasa Times] Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) is still operating with a shortage of 19 000 cubic metres storage space even after the inauguration of the new warehouse last November which added 3000 cubic metres to its existing storage space. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Minister Calls for Behaviour Change to Stop Open Defecation
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi has laid emphasis on bringing about a sustained behaviour change in the local communities to achieve the target of making the villages, towns and districts Open Defecation Free (ODF) to deal with the cholera situation in the country, which so far has claimed six lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malaria Still Remains Major Health Problem, Says Malawi Health Official
[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Health has said malaria still remains major public health problem in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Councils Urged to Integrate Nutrition Issues in DDPS
[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -Government has advised district councils in the country to incorporate issues of nutrition in their development plans to move in tandem with Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III (MDGSIII). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Scabies Outbreak in Some Parts of Ntchisi
[Malawi News Agency] Ntchisi -Some parts of Ntchisi District have been hit by scabies, a contagious itchy skin disease, but the district's health office does not presently have medication for the ailment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Scabies Outbreak Hits Ntchisi - District Health Office Has No Medication for 'Mphere'
[Nyasa Times] A scabies outbreak has hit some parts of of Ntchisi District have been hit by scabies, a contagious itchy skin disease, but the district's health office does not presently have medication for the disease which is locally known as Mphere. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi Safe Motherhood Crisis
[Nyasa Times] Despite campaigns by different stakeholders on safe motherhood initiatives, Chitipa District Council has registered 65 home deliveries and nine deaths of pregnant women in six months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi:Kelvin Sato Donates 10 Mattresses to Emusizini Health Centre
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Renowned Mzimba based gospel artist, Kelvin Sato, Saturday donated 10 mattresses to Emusizini Health Centre in the district after noting that there were inadequate mattresses to the extent that some patients were sleeping on mats. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Mobile-Based Health Hotline Extends Nationwide
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The expansion of the Chipatala Cha Pa Foni (CCPF) into a national service will enable the rural population to access immediate and quality information on health issues, health and population minister Atupele Muluzi has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Dedza Promotes Prevention, Treatment and HIV Testing
[Malawi News Agency] Dedza -Dedza District Health Office (DHO) has urged people in the district to go for HIV testing and treatment and avoid contracting the virus in order to live a health life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Health Service Helpline Extends Nationwide - Minister Muluzi
[Nyasa Times] The expansion of the Chipatala Cha Pa Foni (CCPF) into a national service will enable the rural population to access immediate and quality information on health issues, health and population minister Atupele Muluzi has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Chinese Govt Donates Medical Equipment
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The Government of the People'sRepublic ofChina on Thursday donated medical equipment and other supplies worth K129 million to Kamuzu Central Hospital and Mzuzu Central Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:First Lady Engages Women in Cancer Awareness
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika has underscored the need for women across the country to go for cervical cancer screening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Three New Cholera Cases Reported in Salima
[Malawi News Agency] Salima -After three weeks without registering a cholera case, over the weekend, three new cases have been reported in two health facilities, it has been revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Cholera Death Toll Rises
[Nyasa Times] The death toll from a cholera outbreak in the country has risen as Ministry of Health has confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Madame Mutharika Advocates for Early Cervical Cancer Screening
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika said orphanhood and child destitution can be reduced if women get screened and get treated of cervical cancer at an early stage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Govt to Improve Level of Care for Fistula Patients, Says Muluzi
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health and population, Atupele Muluzi says government is committed to contain fistula among women and girls in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Ruling Party Politician Donates Assorted Items to Health Facilities
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -Zomba- Malosa Constituency aspiring candidate for 2019, Grace Kwelepeta on Friday donated assorted items to patients at Machinjiri and Domasi health centres in Zomba District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Medical Council to Seal Illegal Clinics
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Medical Council of Malawi (MCM) has issued a warning that it will revoke licenses and shutting down any health facilities that operate illegally in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Mangochi Cholera Scare Cleared As Surveillance Continues
[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -Results from the Community Health Services Unit (CHSU) National Reference Laboratory on the sample taken from a patient suspected to be suffering from cholera in Mangochi has tested cholera negative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Mother-to-Mother Training in Malawi Helps Battle Child Malnutrition
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Three weeks is all it takes to change the fortunes of a baby's life, simply by training mothers to make small changes to what they are fed and how their food is prepared, according to scientists who studied malnourished infants in rural Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Public Advised to Take Necessary Precautions
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Cholera outbreaks have been reported in East and Central African countries including Malawi,Kenya,Sudan,Mozambique,Tanzania and Angola and Zambia declared Cholera outbreak last year on the 12th October 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi Red Cross in Door-to-Door Cholera Prevention Campaign
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Red Cross Society has intensified door to door community mobilization on Cholera outbreak in Karonga and has engaged volunteers and health surveillance assistants (HSAs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Lilongwe Distric Health Office On Alert
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Lilongwe District Health Office has put in place several intervention measures in the fight against any Cholera outbreaks within the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Ministry of Health Ready to Protect Pupils in School Feeding Program From Cholera
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The Ministry of Health says it is prepared to contain any diarrhoea infection caused by water and food contamination, following the opening of schools across the country where school feeding program is being implemented. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Government to Construct a New Perimeter Fence and Maternity Wing At Ntcheu Dho
[Malawi News Agency] Ntcheu -The construction of the long awaited perimeter fence at Ntcheu District Hospital is expected to commence by early February this year (2018), Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Attorney General, Minister Donate Mortuary Cold Room to Rumphi Hospital
[Nyasa Times] Member of Parliament (MP) for Rumphi North Constituency Jappie Mhango and Attorney General Charles Mhango, have donated a K12 million cold room to Rumphi District Hospital mortuary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Applying structural equation modeling to measure violence exposure and its impact on mental health: Malawi Violence Against Children and Young Women Survey, 2013 - Fan AZ, Liu J, Kress H, Gupta S, Shawa M, Wadonda-Kabondo N, Mercy J.
This study examines exposure to multiple forms of violence among Malawian children and youth and their association with mental health outcomes. The Malawi Violence Against Children and Young Women Survey was conducted among a nationally representative samp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

For Malawi students, menstrual cups offer cost-saving alternative
LILONGWE, Malawi–  Prisca Gama, 22, and Given Mwira, 26, remember first trying the menstrual cup in November 2016. The women, both fourth-year students at Mzuzu University in northern Malawi, quickly became enthusiastic about the product, finding it to be cost-effective and environmentally friendly.“When we use menstrual pads, we struggle on how to dispose them due to the way the menstrual pads are made, while with a menstrual cup, you just empty the cup, clean it and use it again,” said Ms. Mwira. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Rural Malawian women's resistance to systematic oppression, violence, and abuse by their husbands - Mkandawire-Valhmu L, Bauer WS, Stevens PE, Galvao LW, Grande KM, Yerges A, Emer L, Mwenyekonde T, Weinhardt L.
In Malawi, 41% of women aged 15 to 49 report ever experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV). Although there is evidence of the pervasiveness of IPV in Malawian society, the context in which it occurs and how women respond is not well described. The purp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malawi:Woman in Custody for Concealing Birth
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody a 20 year old woman for concealing birth, which eventually led to the death of her new born baby. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 5, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi:Wandale Turns Vicious At Mental Hospital - Attempts to Injure Medical Officer
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -There was drama at Zomba mental hospital last week when the self acclaimed supreme leader of Peoples Land Organisation - PLO, Vincent Wandale tried to injure a medical officer with a razor blade when he was treating him. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Cholera Outbreak Hits Some Parts of Karonga District
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government has commended health workers for their dedication and hard work in ensuring that the cholera outbreak in Karonga is contained. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi to Conduct HIV Vaccine Trials 2018
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Ministry of Health says the University of North-Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) will start conducting HIV vaccine trials in the country next year (2018). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Machinga Machinga District Hospital in Cholera Outbreak Prevention
[Malawi News Agency] Machinga -Machinga District Hospital (DHO) has embarked on an exercise to distribute chlorine to households in a drive to contain outbreak of cholera and diarrhea during this rainy season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Production Diversity, Diet Diversity and Nutrition in Sub -Saharan Africa
Raghav Gaiha is (Honorary) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Insitute, University of Manchester, England; & Shantanu Mathur is Lead Advisor, Programme Management Department, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome, Italy. The views are personal.By Raghav Gaiha and Shantanu MathurNEW DELHI, Dec 19 2017 (IPS)Lack of diet diversity is viewed as the major cause of micronutrient malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Imbalanced diets resulting from consumption of mainly high carbohydrate based-diets also contribute to productivity losses and reduced educational attainment and income. Consequently, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raghav Gaiha and Shantanu Mathur Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Gender Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Source Type: news

Malawi:Cholera Kills Two in Karonga - Cases Rise to 51
[Malawi News Agency] Karonga -Karonga District Council and other stakeholders working in health sector are in dilemma over the fast spreading of a cholera outbreak in the district where two people have died with a total of 51 registered cases in four weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:St Montfort CWO Donates to Area 25 Health Centre
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Catholic Women Organization (CWO) for the newly formed Christian Small Christian Community of St Montfort, an outstation of St Padre Pio in Gulliver, Area 49 Saturday donated assorted items worth over K 100,000 to the Maternity Wing of Area 25 Health Centre in Lilongwe as part of Christmas celebrations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news