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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Malawi:Minister Muluzi Launches Report On NCDs
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi said his ministry was aware of the rise in non-communicable diseases in the country when he launched Non-communicable Diseases and Injuries (NCDI) and Poverty report in Lilongwe on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:New Technology Aims to Prevent Newborn Deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa
[VOA] An internship at a hospital in Malawi was an eye-opening experience for Sonia Sosa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

“People like you should not have sex” – Young people with disabilities claim their right to reproductive health
MCHINJI, Malawi – As Stella Chiwaka, a 28-year-old primary school teacher, walked into a local health centre for information on contraceptives, her hopes soared. Then the male service provider asked her something startling.“Do you experience sexual feelings? Have you become sexually active?” he probed. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news

Malawi:Kyungu Commends Karonga District Hospital Staff for Saving Lives
[Malawi News Agency] Karonga, August 17, 2018.Paramount Chief Kyungu of Chitipa and Karonga has commended Karonga District Hospital staff for their expertise in saving lives of people who suffered serious injuries in a bus accident on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Muluzi Hails UK for Funding Sexual Health Services in Malawi - K47.bn 'Tsogolo Langa' Programme
[Nyasa Times] The United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development's (DFID) has announced a £50.1 million (about K47.5 billion) six year family planning programmes in Malawi under the 'Tsogolo Langa' [My future] programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Rotavirus Vaccine Cuts Infant Diarrhoea Deaths by a Third in Malawi
[RotaCouncil] A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Associations between violence in school and at home and education outcomes in rural Malawi: a longitudinal analysis - Psaki SR, Mensch BS, Soler-Hampejsek E.
Growing evidence of the prevalence of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) has raised concerns about negative effects on education. Previous quantitative research on this topic has been limited by descriptive and cross-sectional data. Using longitu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rotavirus vaccine cuts infant diarrhoea deaths by a third in Malawi
(University of Liverpool) A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34 percent in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. The study led by scientists at the University of Liverpool, UCL, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and partners in Malawi provides the first population-level evidence from a low-income country that rotavirus vaccination saves lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rotavirus vaccine cuts infant diarrhea deaths by a third in Malawi
(University of Liverpool) A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhea deaths by 34 percent in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. The study led by scientists at the University of Liverpool, UCL, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and partners in Malawi provides the first population-level evidence from a low-income country that rotavirus vaccination saves lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Newborns dying where antibiotics no longer work
In a sweltering room in the corner of the Chatinkha nursery in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, Lilian Matchaya is expressing milk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scourge of superbugs killing newborn babies
In a sweltering room in the corner of the Chatinkha nursery in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, Lilian Matchaya is expressing milk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi:Muluzi Opens 6 New Modern Surgical Theatres At KCH - 'Malawi Govt to Take Good Care of Its People'
[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Health and Population on Monday opened six newly constructed operating theaters at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) worth K 2.8 billion from Norwegian Church Aid (NCA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health systems in low- and middle-income countries not prepared to diagnose and treat common diseases
Cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are among the leading causes of death worldwide. A new UCLA study has found that Bangladesh, Haiti, Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania each has fewer than five health facilities that can provide the full suite of supplies and equipment, trained staff and medication that are needed to properly diagnose and treat all three diseases.“These five countries, paralleling global trends, are seeing an increase in the number of people with these noncommunicable diseases,” said the lead author, Corrina Moucheraud, assistant professor of health policy and managemen...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘ You don ’ t achieve anything in the movement by yourself ’
UNISON’s new president Gordon McKay is a mental health nurse from the union’s Ayrshire and Arran health branch. He’s been a member of the union for 31 years, having joined the NHS in 1987 and UNISON forebear NUPE on the very same day. “In working class communities in Scotland, that’s what you did – you joined your union straight away,” he says. But he’s keen to stress that joining a union was far from an unthinking action. “It was recognised that the best way to defend yourself was to defend your colleagues, in the knowledge that when the time came, they would defend yo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Magazine mental health Northern president presidential team Scotland UNISON Cymru/Wales Source Type: news

Malawi:Kamuzu Central Hospital Gets U.S.$4.1 Million Operation Theatre
[Nyasa Times] Malawi's largest referral hospital, Kamuzu Central Hospital has received a K3 billion operation theatre, the first of its kind in the country as for the first time the hospital will have separate operation rooms for children and accident victims. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Blantyre DHO Roll Out Mass Cervical Cancer Screening
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Blantyre District Health Office will from July 31st to August 30 roll out cervical cancer mass screening campaign targeting 14,000 sexually active women in hard to reach areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Glohomo Screens Hundreds in Cervical Cancer Awareness Campaign
[Nyasa Times] A Lilongwe based Non Governmental Organization, Global Hope Mobilization (GLOHOMO) has said a total of 312 clients have been screened and others treated in its cervical cancer program currently underway in Nkhotakota, Kasungu and Lilongwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Mutharika to Lead Global Fund Conference in France
[Nyasa Times] Malawian President Peter Mutharika has been asked by the Global Fund to champion and lead next year's conference in France to fight HIV and Aids, tuberculosis and malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Government Takes Family Planning Messages to Communities
[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -Government through the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Chikwawa District Hospital has embarked on raising awareness on family planning in Chikwawa District to help reduce maternal deaths and the booming population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 25, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi:Government for Improved Health Services in Schools
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government says health services in Community Based Child Care (CBCC) centres and schools would help in ensuring maximum protection and easy assessment of the children's wellbeing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Half of Sex Workers Living With HIV - UN Report
[New Zimbabwe] The prevalence of HIV is increasing among Africa's sex workers with half of sex workers in Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe are living with HIV, a United Nations agency has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:45 CSOs Pushes Malawi Govt to Decriminalize Abortion Law
[Nyasa Times] Civil Society Organizations in Malawi have petitioned parliament to remove Section 149, 150 and 151 of the penal code saying are contributing significantly towards the deaths of women in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi's outdated abortion laws sending women to graves : CSO's petition in full
[Nyasa Times] As the world commemorates fourth five Civil Society Organizations met at Linde Motel in Dowa where it was observed that section 149, 150 and 151 is contributing significantly towards the deaths of women in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Rural Women's Groups Back Proposed Abortion Law
[CSJNews] The statistics are staggering. Over 141,000 women and girls induce abortions unsafely in Malawi with about half of them suffering from complications. AKWETE SANDE writes on how rural SRHR women groups are supporting the enactment of the proposed Termination of Pregnancy Bill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 20, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi Govt Fails to Pay Newly Recruited Nurses
[Nyasa Times] Some 33 newly recruited nurses and midwifery technicians at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre have gone for three months without pay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Teenage Pregnancy Remains a Challenge in the Country
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi on Wednesday said teenage pregnancy remains a challenge in the country as it has increased from 26 per cent in 2010 to 29 per cent in 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 19, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi:Teenage Pregnancy Remains a Challenge in the Country - Minister
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi on Wednesday said teenage pregnancy remains a challenge in the country as it has increased from 26 per cent in 2010 to 29 per cent in 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Mangochi's Low Family Planning Uptake Worries Ministry of Health
[Nyasa Times] Government has challenged Mangochi District Council to step up efforts that will see improved up-take of family planning methods which is presently at 31 per cent in the district, the lowest in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 17, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi:Absence of Ink Pads Hampering Progress of Door to Door Mass Registration for Bed Nets
[Malawi News Agency] World Vision Malawi (WVM) mass registration of bed nets is facing some challenges due to lack of ink pads to be used by those who are unable to read and write. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Broadcast Journalist Winnie Mwafulirwa Becomes Prophetess
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Broadcast journalist, Winnie Mhango Mwafulirwa has quit her career in journalism to concentrate on ministerial work as prophetess. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Contraceptive Implants Are Driving Big Gains in Access to Family Planning
July 10, 2018On the road to universal access to family planning, what really gets results? And what's  next?Today, nearly two-thirds of all married or in-union women (64%) worldwide are using contraception,according to the United Nations—from 36% in 1970. And sexually active unmarried women are also using contraception at high rates.The right of women and men to freely plan the number and spacing of their children continues to be auniversally recognized human right. And voluntary family planning —with access to a wide range of contraceptive method options, competent service providers, and supportive health...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Barriers or enablers? Chiefs, elite capture, disasters, and resettlement in rural Malawi - Kita SM.
Chiefs are at the centre of household and community development efforts in most low-income countries around the world. Yet, researchers and scholars have paid limited attention to the institution of chieftaincy and to understanding its role in the manageme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Malawi:63 Percent of Malawi Under-Five Children Are Anaemic
[Nyasa Times] Chief Nutritionist in the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, Ethel Mwalughali, says there is need to intensify appropriate feeding in infant and young children to reduce micronutrient deficiencies, including anaemia in children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scaling up electronic village registers for measuring vital statistics in rural villages in Malawi - Gadabu OJ, Ben-Smith A, Douglas GP, Chirwa-Nasasara K, Manjomo RC, Harries AD, Dambula I, Kang'oma S, Chiumia T, Chinsinga FB.
Setting: Eighty-three villages without electricity in Mtema Traditional Authority, Lilongwe District, Malawi. Objectives: To describe 1) the expansion of the electronic village register (EVR) to 83 villages in Mtema Traditional Authority, 2) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi Public Hospitals Run Out of Contraceptive Drugs
[Nyasa Times] Women who go to most public hospitals to seek contraceptive services for child spacing are being turned away due to acute shortages of the drug. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news