Malawi: Commercial Sex Workers Get PPEs in Rumph
[Malawi News Agency] Rumphi -- Rumphi Commercial Sex Workers Alliance has donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) to over 30 commercial sex workers who ply their business at Bolero Trading Centre in the district to prevent them and clients from contracting the novel Coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: MISA Malawi Calls for Universal Access to Covid-19 Information
[MISA] MISA Malawi today joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day for Universal Access to Information. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mchinji Incapacitated in Timely TB Diagnosis
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -- Tuberculosis (TB) Coordinator for Mchinji, Steve Nyika said the district was struggling to diagnose TB cases due to shortage of diagnostic equipment in the District's Health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: 'Low Budgetary Allocation Affecting Completion of Health Facilities'
[Malawi News Agency] Malawi Health Equity Network and the Action Aid Malawi have bemoaned low allocation to the health sector, saying it was affecting the completion of the construction of health facilities whose projects have been running for a number of years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The effects of changes in distance to nearest health facility on under-5 mortality and health care utilization in rural Malawi, 1980-1998 - Quattrochi JP, Hill K, Salomon JA, Castro MC.
BACKGROUND: Despite important progress, the burden of under-5 mortality remains unacceptably high, with an estimated 5.3 million deaths in 2018. Lack of access to health care is a major risk factor for under-5 mortality, and distance to health care facilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Malawi: MPs Pledge to Table Termination of Pregnancy Bill
[CSJNews] Lilongwe -- Members of Parliament of the Health Committee have pledged to ensure the tabling of the Termination of Pregnancy Bill in the current sitting of the National Assembly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Jica Donates Ppes to Ministry of Health
[Nyasa Times] Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has donated Personal Prevention Equipments (PPEs) to the Ministry of Health (MoH) to support in fighting against the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Oxfam Donates Hand Washing Facilities, Soap to Schools in Balaka
[Malawi News Agency] Balaka -- , In an effort to fight against further spread of Covid-19, OXFAM on Monday donated hand washing facilities and soap to schools in Balaka. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Elds Wages War Against Malnutrition in Chikwawa
[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -- Evangelical Lutheran Development Services (ELDS) has embarked on training women on how they can improve their cookery as one way of combating malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Lldc Urges Chiefs to Continue Disseminating Covid-19 Messages
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -- , Lilongwe District Council (LLDC) has urged chiefs in the district to continue disseminating Corona Virus (Covid-19) messages in their areas in order to register zero cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bidirectional violence is associated with poor engagement in HIV care and treatment in Malawian couples - Conroy AA, Leddy AM, Darbes LA, Neilands TB, Mkandawire J, Stephenson R.
Growing evidence suggests that intimate partner violence (IPV) is a barrier to engagement in HIV care. Bidirectional IPV-being both a perpetrator and victim-may be the most common pattern of IPV, yet no research has examined its effect on engagement in car... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malawi: Health Minister Warns Against Laxity in Covid-19 Fight - Fears Over Second Wave
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health Khumbidze Kandodo-Chiponda has warned Malawians against complacency in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 pandemic now that the figures of infected people are going down. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Multidrug Resistance Common in Hospitalized Adults With HIV in Malawi Multidrug Resistance Common in Hospitalized Adults With HIV in Malawi
HIV-1 multidrug resistance is common and is associated with increased mortality among adults hospitalized with HIV infection in Malawi, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Malawi: Chikwawa Diocese Launches Project to Prevent New HIV Infections Among Children
[Nyasa Times] Chikwawa Diocese of the catholic Church, through its Social Services Directorate, has launched an HIV project to prevent new infections among children in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Lilongwe's Online Health Service Helping Expectant Mothers for Home-Based Care Practices
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda expressed her satisfaction with the progress of Chipatala Cha Pa Foni (online health service) in Lilongwe, saying the project is helping expectant mothers to observe good home-based practices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Churches Urged Not to Relax On Covid-19 Prevention Measures
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -- Mchinji Pastors Fraternal Chairperson, Hastings Simbeye has called on church leaders in the district to continue encouraging their faithful to follow preventative measures even now that COVID-19 cases have gone down. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Covid-19 Restrictions May Remain for Long Haul - Worry Over Malawians Non-Compliance
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health Khumbidze Kandodo Chiponda has expressed worry over non-compliance with Covid-19 prevention measures owing to recent low numbers of confirmed cases of the pandemic in the country, saying Malawians will have to learn to live with a new social order. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chakwera's Son Delves Into Abortion Debate
[Nyasa Times] Are there people who are alive today but had no right to live? The answer is shocking if you listen to some people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Unsafe Abortion Is Hurting Malawi Women
[Nyasa Times] State House confirmed on Monday that the Termination of Pregnancy Bill will be tabled in the current sitting of Parliament. As expected, voices against this bill are already soaring. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Ministry of Education to Decongest Schools
[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Education Principal Secretary Chikondano Mussa says the ministry plans to decongest Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe which has close to 10 000 learners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Religious Leaders Not Relenting On Abortion Law
[Nyasa Times] Faith leaders stand resolute on their resolve to block the debating and enactment of the proposed Abortion Bill scheduled for tabling in the National Assembly this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: State House Says Chakwera Cannot Stop Abortion Debate
[Nyasa Times] Parliament is set to discuss a Termination of Pregnancy bill which aims at expanding avenues for women to have safe abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of domestic violence among currently married women in Malawi - Palamuleni ME.
This study aims to assess the prevalence and determinants of domestic violence among married women in Malawi. Subsamples of 4916 married women who answered the domestic violence module ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Malawi: Anti-Graft Body to Probe Ambulances Deal Awarded to 'Guptas of Zambia'
[Nyasa Times] Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has been asked to investigate Ministry of Health's intention to award a K1.6 billion ($2.2 million) contract to a Zambian company to supply ambulances after it has emerged that it submitted an expensive bid and is accused of corruption, Nyasa Times has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mchinji Intensifies Covid-19 Preventive Measures Amidst School Re-Opening
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -- Bicycle and Motorbike Taxi Operators in Mchinji have been urged to observe strict Covid-19 preventive measures after the opening of schools this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intensive care unit bed utilization and head injury burden in a resource-poor setting - Wong A, Prin M, Purcell LN, Kadyaudzu C, Charles A.
INTRODUCTION: In high-income countries (HICs), the intensive care unit (ICU) bed density is approximately 20-32 beds/100 000 population compared with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, like Malawi, with an ICU bed density of 0.1 beds/100 000 population. We h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malawi: Chiefs Ask for More Covid-19 Support Towards the Elderly
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -- Group Village Headman Tengatenga of Kawale Township has asked for support of basic needs towards the elderly during this COVID- 19 period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Early sexual debut: a multi-country, sex-stratified analysis in sub-Saharan Africa - Seff I, Steiner JJ, Stark L.
This study examined outcomes associated with early sexual debut in five sub-Saharan African countries for males and females, separately. We employed Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) from Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, restricting sam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Malawi: Alumni Donate Groceries to Teachers of Mbapapi Secondary School Amid Covid-19
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -- Former students of Mbapapi Private Secondary School in Kasungu District, Saturday donated foodstuffs and assorted groceries worth K500,000.00 to teachers and support staff at the school to cushion them from economic shocks caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Makes Wearing Face Masks Mandatory At Airports
[Nyasa Times] Government has made wearing face masks at Airports mandatory and all travellers coming into Malawi will be required to produce a Covid-19 negative certificate upon arrival at the airport. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Women's Group Jumble Sell Towards Assisting Orphans With PPE
[Nyasa Times] A group of young women whose purpose is to create a safe environment for children particulary young girls in Malawi called Mthunzi Network will on Saturday be selling various items in a bid to raise money towards a fund for purchasing Covid-19 personal protective equipment for Tilinanu Orphanage in Area 49, Lilongwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Virisafe Is First Malawi Made Natural Pmd-Based Sanitiser Against Covid-19
[Nyasa Times] Kawandama Hills Plantation (KHP)-a 6,500 hectare plantation located in Viphya Plantation-has made the first global para-Menthane, 3, 8-diol (PMD)-based sanitiser called Virisafe, which will help reduce the transmission rates of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Malawi and the entire African region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Journalists Threatened Over Commentary On Education Policies Amid Covid-19
[CPJ] Beginning on August 18, 2020, unidentified social media users in Malawi have threatened journalists Stevie Kondwa Banda and George Kasakula over their commentary on the coronavirus pandemic, according to the journalists, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: First Lady Donates PPE to Dowa Hospital
[Nyasa Times] First Lady Monica Chakwera has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to Dowa District Hospital and persuaded Malawians to support government in fighting the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, saying tackling the life-threatening disease together is the best option. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Flatten the Coronavirus Curve - Phuka Cautions On Valve Masks
[Nyasa Times] Malawi's restrictions on social interactions to contain the coronavirus outbreak are working and have flattened the curve of new life-threatening pandemic virus cases, co-chairperson of the presidential taskforce on Covid-19, Dr John Phuka said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: New Malawi Medical Scheme Wemas Officially Launches Health Insurance That Guarantees Cash Back
[Nyasa Times] Wella Medical Aid Society (WEMAS) launched the most innovative health insurance services in Malawi which shall be offering cash back on underutilized monthly contributions at the end of the year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Antiretroviral therapy fails to treat one-third of HIV patients in Malawi hospital
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Antiretroviral therapy (ART) failure and drug resistance are extremely common in patients living with HIV who are admitted to hospital in Malawi, according to new research published in Lancet HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: 'New Law Does Not Legalise Abortion'
[Nyasa Times] Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Health, Mathews Ngwale has said government has an obligation to ensure that no woman should dies of pregnancy-related causes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Priest Helps Struggling Malawians With Food Parcels
[GroundUp] Many Malawian immigrants have lost their jobs and homes because of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: High Rate of Maternal Deaths Worry Malawi's Lawmakers
[CSJNews] Government has an obligation to ensure that no woman should die due to pregnancy-related causes, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Health, Matthews Ngwale has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Wanderers Sponsorship Proposal Ready - Sikwese
[Nyasa Times] Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have finalised a sponsorship proposal which they will be presenting to potential sponsors and partners, the club chairperson Symon Sikwese has confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt to Address Concerns Raised By Nurses, Midwives - Chiponda
[Nyasa Times] Lack of institutional accommodation has been pointed out as one of the major challenges that lead to low quality of patients care and poor clinical experience by nurses and midwives in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Reopens Airports Sept 1 After Lifting Coronavirus Restrictions
[Nyasa Times] Malawi will allow foreign airlines to resume operations from September 1, as it seeks to limit the economic and social damage from its coronavirus restrictions, authorities said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: NGO Targets Adolescents Living With HIV
[Malawi News Agency] Bantwana World Education Initiative through Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) is set to roll 'Ana Patsogolo' (APA) project which aims at preventing new HIV infections and support case management for adolescents living with the virus in Blantyre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mwanza, Moatize Councils Hold Bilateral Talks On Covid-19
[Malawi News Agency] Mwanza, August 27, Mwanza District Council and their counterparts from Moatize in Mozambique have agreed to work together in the fight against further spread of the novel Corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic among communities in the two districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: National Aids Commission Joins Covid-19 Fight
[Malawi News Agency] National Aids Commission (NAC) has donated ten bicycles, carrier bags and T/shirts to Blantyre Rural Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in an attempt to propagate Coronavirus (Covid-19) prevention messages to people living with HIV and Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gender Differences in Perceived Benefits of and Barriers to Use of Modern Contraceptive Methods in Rural Malawi
CONCLUSIONSFamily planning programs and health care providers should engage with both women and men to counteract misperceptions or negative beliefs about contraceptive methods, and should work to provide accurate information to couples. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Beginning to See Curve Flattening in Covid-19 Cases, Says Minister Chiponda
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health Khumbidze Kandodo Chiponda has said latest confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the country highlights a major signal towards possible successful fight against the global health pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Ntchisi Records First Covid-19 Death
[Nyasa Times] Ntchisi District on Saturday recorded its first coronavirus (Covid-19) death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Deputy Speaker Disheartened After Locals Snatch Body of Covid-19 Victim
[Nyasa Times] Deputy Speaker Madalitso Kazombo, who is also Kasungu East MP, has said he was disheartened to see angry residents of Wimbe Trading Centre in Kasungu district on Friday snatching a body of Covid-19 victim from the health officials to burry themselves. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news