Malawi: MP Ngalande Invests K40m for Balaka North Mobile Clinic Project
[Nyasa Times] Balaka North Constituency parliamentarian, Anthony Ngalande, has bought three ambulances worth K40 million-using his personal money-in a bid to improve lives of people there. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Calls for Greater, Concerted Efforts in TB Fight
[Nyasa Times] Principal Secretary (PS) for Malawi's Ministry of Health and Population, Dr. Dan Namarika, has disclosed that the African Continent accounts for almost 25 percent of all the global tuberculosis (TB) and continues to live under ever-growing threat of drug resistant, multi-drug resistant and extensively drug resistant TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Japan Boosts Maternal Health in Ntcheu
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -People's Republic of Japan has said that it was committed to improving maternal health in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Ready for Coronavirus, Says Health Minister Mhango
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health and Population Jappie Mhango has said his ministry is "doing everything possible" to ensure that killer coronavirus does not get "imported" in Malawi after its outbreak in China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Salvation Army Donates Chlorine Worth K3 Million to Karonga District Hospital
[Malawi News Agency] Karonga -Salvation Army, a local non-governmental organisation in Karonga has donated chlorine worth K3 million to Karonga District Hospital in response to floods that have affected thousands of people in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Germany Commits to Improve Malawi Health Sector - Ambassador Tours Ndirande
[Nyasa Times] German Ambassador Jurgen Borsch has assured Malawi of his government's total support to improve on the standards of health centres in order to ensure good health service delivery in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: MPs Commend China for Making Strides in Combating Coronavirus
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Parliamentary Committee on Health and Population has commended the People's Republic of China for the efforts it has, so far, put in place in curbing the spread of the deadly Coronavirus and the good news of a vaccine in the offing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawians Warned Against Travel to China Over Killer Virus
[Nyasa Times] The Ministry of Health has urged Malawians to temporarily stop traveling to China s amid an accelerating outbreak of a novel coronavirus up until it is contained there. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Says Malawian From China to Be Quarantined for 14 Days Over Coronavirus
[Nyasa Times] Government says it will quarantine a Malawian who is arriving from China for 14 days to screen and monitor him if he has the deadly corona virus or not. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The relationship between intimate partner violence and probable depression among adolescent girls and young women in Lilongwe, Malawi - Brar SK, Beattie TSH, Abas M, Vansia D, Phanga T, Maseko B, Bekker LG, Pettifor AE, Rosenberg NE.
This analysis estimates prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and its association with probable depression among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Lilongwe, Malawi, and whether partner's controlling behaviour modifies this relationship. Ba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Malawi: 49 000 Malawian Children On Pneumonia Related Death Threat in a Decade
[Nyasa Times] As the first global conference on childhood pneumonia opens to agree on concrete steps governments and partners can take to reduce child pneumonia deaths, leading agencies have warned that nearly 49,000 child unless action is taken. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ten Defining Family Planning Achievements of the Decade
By Brittany Goetsch, Program Officer at Johns Hopkins University A happy young mother with her infant in Zomba, Malawi. Photo © 2018 Nandi Bwanali/One Community, Courtesy of Photoshare.January 29, 2020The last 10 years has been a time of immense growth and innovation for the family planning community, as well as new challenges and opportunities. Here, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs-led Knowledge SUCCESS project reflects on 10 defining achievements, in no particular order of importance, that have shaped and continue to inform family planning programs and services over the past decade....
Source: IntraHealth International - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Hospital Workers Get Court Bail After Arrest Over Mosquito Nets Theft
[Nyasa Times] Balaka Second Grade Magistrate's court has granted bail to two health surveillance assistants (HSAs) for allegedly stealing about 200 mosquito nets, property of Malawi Government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Fredokiss' League for Change Pens Govt On Student Nurses' Withdrawn Subsidies
[Nyasa Times] League for Change (LC) has asked government to reverse its decision to withdraw support towards subsidising tuition for the Malawi College of Health Sciences (MCHS) students across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: UK-Based Namwaza Launches Charity to Support Malawians On Mental Health
[Nyasa Times] United Kingdom (UK) based mental health specialist, Gerald Namwaza Banda, who works for National Health Service (NHS) England in East Midlands, has launched Mental Care as a platform to help health professionals and journalists in Malawi to create awareness on improving people's reaction to mental health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Child Rights Network Condemns Achalume Cartoon
[Nyasa Times] A consortium of organizations fighting for children's rights in Malawi has condemned a cartoon in the Malawi News, which depicts an old man suggesting that he slept with a 16 year-old girl, saying 'it normalizes child rights violation'. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Joyce Banda Among Leaders to Launch Initiative to Fight Counterfeit Drugs
[Nyasa Times] Former Malawi president Joyce Banda is among seven African heads of state in Lome, capital of Togo, participating in aasummit against fake drugs which is under the aegis of the Brazzaville Foundation an independent NGO based in London which Banda belongs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chimulirenji Shocked With Death of 6 Family Members in Ntcheu
[Nyasa Times] Vice-president Everton Chimulirenji has said he is saddened by the tragedy that has claimed six lives and left three others in critical condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Cholera Outbreak Looms in Mzuzu City Over Sanitation
[Nyasa Times] Chances that there could be a serious outbreak of waterborne diseases in the northern region city of Mzuzu are high as officials have confessed that they have no waste management facilities, Nyasa Times can reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: U.S. Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting Malawi's HIV Fight
[Nyasa Times] The Government of United States of America (USA) has reaffirmed its commitment to providing technical and financial support towards Malawi's fight against HIV and Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Drug Stocks Hit Record High 76 Percent - Minister of Health Satisfied
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health and Population, Jappie Mhango says government is satisfied a medical drugs and supplies stock level of 76 percent at the Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) at its warehouse in Mzuzu as a record high in terms of drug availability in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Winning TB Fight in Malawi Through Global Fund
[Nyasa Times] When he picked his job as Laboratory Technician at Mzuzu Central Hospital few years ago, Ian Kambwani's celebratory mood for picking the new job was short-lived. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Cholera Case Confirmed in Limbe
[Nyasa Times] One cholera case, the first in this rainy season, has been confirmed in Limbe - Blantyre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Ministry of Health Says Fight Against Cholera On Course
[Nyasa Times] Government says the fight against cholera is on course after registering one death and 20 cholera cases up from over 900 cases and 42 deaths in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Scores Highly On Global 90 - 90:90 HIV Targets
[Nyasa Times] Malawi has beaten the United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids (UNAids) global HIV targets, a development that has given hope to the players that the country could be on the right path towards eradicating the epidemic by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mzuzu Council Holds Residents Responsible for City's Filthiness
[Nyasa Times] Mzuzu City Council (MCC) has gone flat-out accusing residents of the city for playing a pivotal role in accelerating filthiness in the city, saying it is peddling the rise of a number of waterborne diseases including cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: St John's Hospitaller Services Concerned With Increase of Suicide Cases
[Nyasa Times] St John of God Hospitaller Services in Malawi has said it is hugely concerned with the increased cases of suicide attempts and deaths in the country, describing the development as worrisome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Skimpy Funds Compromise Diet Quality At Mzuzu Central Hospital
[Nyasa Times] Meagre trickle-in funds from government have forced Mzuzu Central Hospital to offer poor and not "on time" meals to patients a situation that is compromising their quick recoveries, its administration has admitted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: World Food Program Halts School Feeding Program
[Nyasa Times] At least 300 000 learners will be affected by the decision by World Food Program to immediately stop its school feeding program. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: CSJ Malawi Declares 2020 'Year for New Abortion Law'
[CSJNews] Centre for Solutions Journalism (CSJ Malawi) has declared 2020 as the year Malawi will enact new abortion law. CSJ Team writes: (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Govt, Cso Partner in Fighting TB in Mining Sector
[Nyasa Times] The National TB Control Programme and Malawi Network of Aids Service Organisations (MANASO) have reaffirmed their commitment to working together to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) in the mining sector in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Balaka, Machinga Communities Surviving On Poisonous Wild Tubers
[Nyasa Times] The skyrocketing prices of maize on the market has forced scores of ultra-poor households in Balaka and Machinga to turn to bitter wild tubers for survival, a recent research by Center for Social Concern (CfSC) reveals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Feasibility and Safety of IUD Insertion by Mid-Level Providers in Sub-Saharan Africa
CONCLUSIONSThe findings support task shifting of IUD insertion to mid-level providers to improve IUD access in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Four Lessons to Reverse Inequity in the Global Health Workforce
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha NageshABUJA, Dec 16 2019 (IPS) Recently, Madhukar Pai, the Director of McGill University Global Health Program wrote about the inequity in global health research. He observed that researches are skewed in favor of the global north. We agree that this inequity exists. However, we also have found that global fellowships such as the Atlantic Fellowship, of which we are both Senior Fellows, are platforms to reverse this inequity, foster international partnerships and amplify voices ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha Nagesh Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malawi: Mzuzu Residents Asked to Avoid Ready Foods
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Mzuzu City Council (MCC) Environmental Health Office has advised people in the city to refrain from buying ready foods from vendors to avert diseases such as cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Condom Coordinating Committee Established in Ntchisi
[Malawi News Agency] Ntchisi December 16, 2019: A Condom Coordinating Committee has been established in Ntchisi District to enhance condom distribution and accessibility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Declares Mavwere Open Defecation Free
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -The Ministry of Health in conjunction with World Vision has recognized the area of Traditional Authority Mavwere in Mchinji as one of the most hygienic areas in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: M'mbelwa District Council Employees Urged to Know Their HIV Cero Status
[Malawi News Agency] Mzimba -M'mbelwa District Aids coordinator, Alick Mhango has urged council employees to undergo HIV and Aids voluntary counselling and testing for them to know their cero status. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: UK-Based Malawians in Cervical Cancer Screening Campaign
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Health Care Support (Mahecas) which is a grouping of Malawians based in United Kingdom. (UK) has partnered doctors from Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) and the College of Medicine (CoM) on a cervical cancer screening campaign in Chikwawa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Young voices demand to be heard: Celebrating young activists on Human Rights Day
UNITED NATIONS, Geneva– Memory Banda, 23, knows how to change the world: by refusing to stay silent. Ms. Banda grew up in Malawi in an area wherechild marriage,sexual violence andearly pregnancy were common. “In my childhood, I had seen a lot of girls dropping out of school, getting pregnant, forced into marriages and sexually violated,” she recalled recently in an interview with UNFPA.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Malawi: Chief Concerned With Rising Teenage Pregnancies in Chitipa
[Malawi News Agency] Chitipa -Traditional Authority (TA) Mwenewenya of Chitipa has expressed concern over high numbers of teenage pregnancies in the district saying the situation is hindering youth involvement in economic activities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: MP Fulfills Ambulance Pledge
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Barely seven months of his five-year tenure of office as Member of Parliament for Nkhata Bay North West, Julius Chione Mwase has fulfilled an ambulance pledge he made during the May, 2019 Tripartite Election campaign period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mchinji Toddler With Hole in Heart Seeks Help
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -A two-year-old girl from Baziliyo Viillage Traditional Authority (TA) Zulu in Mchinji, Elube Kang'ombe needs K250, 000.00 support from well-wishers after being diagnosed with a rare heart condition called Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: World Aids Day Commemorated in Salima
[Malawi News Agency] Salima -As government and its partners commit resources to support people infected with HIV and AIDS, communities need to avoid engaging in risky behaviours which can make them contract the virus, says Chief Director of Health Services in the Ministry of Health,Dr Charles Mwansambo. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: VP Chimulirenji Says More Malawians Face Hunger - Promises Relief Food
[Nyasa Times] Vice President Everton Chimulurenji, who is also Minister responsible for Disaster Management Affairs, has said government us reassessing the number of needy people who are food insecure but appealed to all Malawians not to panic, saying the government has put in place mechanisms to assist them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Nearly 23 Million Voluntary Male Medical Circumcisions in Africa's HIV Prevention Drive
[WHO] Kigali, 4 December 2019 - When Malawian community mobilizer Ajasi Bamusi turns up at football matches, he is keen on halftime. As the coach or the captain revs up team morale, he seeks to pass an important health message: encouraging men to get circumcised as part of HIV prevention. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Greedy Malawi Clinicians Turn Mbingwa Heath Centre Into Prison for Mothers
[Nyasa Times] Mbingwa Health Centre was purposely constructed to help Malawi achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) goal through provision of quality healthcare services in Traditional Authorities (T/As) Kayembe and Chakhaza in Dowa district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Case Against Tobacco Giant Could Protect Children
“Sofia,” a 17-year-old tobacco worker, in a tobacco field in North Carolina. Benedict Evans/Human Rights WatchBy Margaret WurthNEW YORK, Dec 3 2019 (IPS) Legal action against British American Tobacco (BAT), one of the world’s largest tobacco firms, could see the company punished for profiting from child labor and force the industry to finally confront its treatment of vulnerable workers. The case, brought by human rights lawyers on behalf of hundreds of tenant farmers and their children in Malawi, contends that the company is guilty of “unjust enrichment.” Martyn Day, a senior partner at Leigh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Margaret Wurth Tags: Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

Malawi: Toddler With Hole in Heart Seeks Help
[Nyasa Times] A two-year-old girl from Baziliyo Village Traditional Authority (TA) Zulu in Mchinji, Elube Kang'ombe needs K250 000 support from well-wishers after being diagnosed with a rare heart condition called Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: 'If You Love Me, Know My Status' - Helping Young People Cast Off HIV Stigma
[UNFPA] Lilongwe, Malawi -Chifundo Tindo lived with HIV for years before learning, at age 14, about her status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news