Malawi: Saudi Arabia Donates K295m Worth of Medical Equipment to Malawi
[Nyasa Times] The Government of Saudi Arabia has donated assorted medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPEs) to help the Malawi Government in the management and containment of Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of intimate partner violence amongst women attending prevention of mother to child transmission services in Blantyre, Malawi - Chepuka L, Kwanjo-Banda C, Kafulafula U, Sefasi A, Chorwe-Sungani G.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) during the perinatal period and when one is HIV-positive is a great concern because of the physical and mental impacts it has on health and on adherence to prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) servi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Protocol for a prospective cohort study of open tibia fractures in Malawi with a nested implementation of open fracture guidelines - Schade AT, Nyamulani N, Banza LN, Metcalfe AJ, Leather A, Madan JJ, Lallloo DG, Harrison WJ, MacPherson P.
This study aims to investigate disability and econo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malawi: MHRC Advises Govt to Take Bold Steps in Addressing Mental Health Care
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) says government must take bold steps in addressing challenges affecting mental health care by training adequate mental health personnel and making sure that mental health issues are given a priority through allocation of adequate financial resources. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: President Chakwera Concerned With Fuel Price Increase
[MBC] State House says President Dr Lazarus Chakwera is equally concerned with the recent increase in fuel prices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Hindu Association UK Boosts Covid-19 Fight As Positivity Rate Gets Down to 1.8%
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Hindu Association in the United Kingdom (MHA-UK) has stressed the need for Malawians to take aggressive steps to eliminating Covid-19 pandemic by taking advantage of the continued drop in positivity rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

When Girls Have Access to Technologies, A True Digital Revolution Will Be In Sight
2.2 billion young people below the age of 25 don't have internet connections at home, and girls are more likely to lack access. Young girls in Guinea. Credit: Karl Grobl/EDCBy Margaret Butler, Julia Fan, and Amy WestNEW YORK, Oct 11 2021 (IPS) This year’s International Day of the Girl theme, Digital Generation, Our Generation, celebrates the potential of digital technologies while calling for the inclusion of all girls in accessing technology. The digital revolution will not be realized if girls without access to digital solutions are left behind. For years, advocates of technology for development have been repeatin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Margaret Butler - Julia Fan - and Amy West Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malawi: The UN Agrees With Chakwera - 'Wealthy Nations Must Share Resources With the Poor'
[Nyasa Times] The head of the largest and powerful humanitarian organisation, the United Nations (UN) Ant ónio Guterres has endorsed Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera's remarks in calling on all wealthy and powerful nations around the globe to share their resources with the poor countries and improve on access to Covid-19 vaccines for poor countries around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: World Vision Pledges to Support Malawi Govt In Malaria Vaccination Drive
[Nyasa Times] One of the leading organisations in Malawi, World Vision International, has hailed the endorsement of Southern of the world's first malaria vaccine in Africa, calling it a "historic breakthrough." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Eases Covid-19 Restrictions As Cases Decline, Night Clubs to Close At 11 PM
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi government has announced that following a sharp decrease in Covid-19 cases, it has softened some restrictions imposed to deter widespread infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Breakthrough Malaria Vaccine Offers to Reinvigorate the Fight Against the Disease
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organization has announced a historic move: it has recommended the widespread use of the first ever malaria vaccine. The recommendation is based on the results of an ongoing pilot programme in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya. Malaria is a huge global health challenge, around 409,000 people died of malaria in 2019 alone. The WHO African region carries significant proportion of the malaria burden - 94% of all malaria cases and deaths occurred in the region. Children younger than five are the most vu (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Researchers Confident Population Will Embrace Malaria Vaccine
[VOA] Nairobi -- More than 260,000 African children under the age of five die from malaria each year, including more than 10,000 in Kenya, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO's backing of a malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, for children in sub-Saharan Africa has raised hopes of preventing those deaths. The vaccine proved effective in a pilot program in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africans Welcome New Malaria Vaccine. But Is It a ‘Game Changer'?
The arsenal of weapons to use against malaria, which kills hundreds of thousands of people annually, just grew bigger. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdi Latif Dahir Tags: Kenya Malaria Kisumu (Kenya) Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization GlaxoSmithKline PLC Malawi Ghana Senegal Source Type: news

Malawi: High Court Awards U.S.$63,800 in Damages for Unlawful Detention of Pregnant Learners
[Nyasa Times] The High Court has awarded damages amounting to K52 million to learners arrested in Nkhata Bay in 2016 for breaching community by-laws by impregnating fellow school girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

WHO approves the world ’s first-ever vaccine against malaria
Called RTS,S, the vaccine has been proven effective for six years now, but the WHO has only approved it just now, after the success of pilot programmes in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The World Health Organization Just Endorsed The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday endorsed the world’s first malaria vaccine and said it should be given to children across Africa in the hope that it will spur stalled efforts to curb the spread of the parasitic disease. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called it “a historic moment” after a meeting in which two of the U.N. health agency’s expert advisory groups recommended the step. “Today’s recommendation offers a glimmer of hope for the continent, which shoulders the heaviest burden of the disease. And we expect many more African child...
Source: TIME: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Chang / AP Tags: Uncategorized Disease wire Source Type: news

Africa: Who Recommends Groundbreaking Malaria Vaccine for Children At Risk
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission. The recommendation is based on results from an ongoing pilot programme in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi that has reached more than 800 000 children since 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Teenage Pregnancies On the Rise
[Nyasa Times] Thyolo district health office (DHO) has in the last seven months registered 11, 056 live births, and the district's safe-motherhood coordinator has attributed the phenomenon to heightening teenage pregnancies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Restoring the Menstrual Dignity of Female Inmates in Chichiri Prison, Malawi
[Nigeria Health Watch] A sanitary towel is a basic need for every girl and woman and must be available to them when they need it. But where there is no access to sanitary towels due to financial hardship, women and girls in low resource settings like Malawi have learnt to value the dual functions of a piece of cloth as a panty liner and sanitary towel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: USAID Estimates 20% of Malawi Women Not Accessing Family Planning Methods
[Nyasa Times] One in every five women continues to report unmet family planning needs coupled with inadequate access to maternal health services, a situation that contributes to early childbearing and high fertility rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Ecobank Malawi Partners Society of Medical Doctors in Mental Health Awareness
[Nyasa Times] Ecobank Malawi has partnered with the Society of Medical Doctors of Malawi (SMDM) to scale up awareness and positive action towards non-communicable diseases, particularly mental health illnesses in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chakwera Speaks Tough At Unga - Urges Developed Nations to Cancel Debts, Release Covid - 19 Medicine Rights
[Nyasa Times] Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has urged developed nations to consider cancelling debts as a way of helping poor African countries recover from the economic devastation caused by the ills of Covid - 19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Outlines Plans to Attain Universal Health Coverage
[Nyasa Times] Deputy Minister of Health and Population, Chrissie Kalamula Kanyasho, has disclosed that the Malawi Government has outlined a number of programmes to enable the country achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mhrc Cautions Govt Over 'Mandatory' Covid-19 Vaccination
[Nyasa Times] State-funded human rights watchdog, the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC), has cautioned the government against implementing a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination without a legal and policy framework guiding its implementation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Unesco, Artglo Engage Machinga Students and Teachers On Cse
[MBC] Art and Global Health Centre (ArtGlo) Africa an organization that strives to harness the power of art to nurture creative leadership in collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Ministry of Education are conducting a Youth-Teacher dialogue on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Machinga District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: 24 Students Test Positive to Covid-19 in Rumphi
[MBC] Twenty-four secondary school students at Luviri Secondary School in Rumphi have tested positive to COVID-19 after undergoing screening last Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Road traffic injuries in Malawi with special focus on the role of alcohol :: Trafikkskader i Malawi – med spesiell fokus på alkohol - Christophersen AS, Bogstrand ST, Gjerde H, Sundet M, Wyller EH.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the principal causes of road traffic crashes (RTCs) [1]. The use of alcohol is also a risk factor for other road users, such as pedestrians and bicyclists. The association of alcohol in injurious and fatal R... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Malawi: Alliance One Tobacco Renovates Kamuzu Central Hospital's Paediatric Section
[Nyasa Times] Management of Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) has commended tobacco buying and processing company Alliance One Tobacco Malawi Limited for renovating the entire children ward at the Capital city's based referral hospital a development that has improved both hygiene of patients and staff at the medical facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Electoral Body, CMD and Covid-19 Task Force Nod to By-Elections
[MEC Malawi] A tripartite meeting of the Commission, the Centre for Multiparty Democracy Board and the Covid-19 Task Force has agreed that the Commission should proceed with holding of by-elections in the four areas that are vacant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Govt Parting With Mk4, 065 for Each Donated Covid-19 Vaccine Dose
[Nyasa Times] Government has clarified that in spite of roving public speculation that all donated Covid-19 vaccines to the country are entirely free, taxpayers were parting away with US$5 for each given dose through couriering. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Commemorates Global Week On Ncds
[Nyasa Times] Malawi on Friday joined the rest of the world in commemorating this year's Global Week on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) with a call from the civil society organisations (CSOs) to ensure that public health facilities have adequate drugs for treating chronic NCDs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Health Minister Decries Low Uptake of Covid-19 Vaccine
[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Health has bemoaned the current low uptake of COVID-19 vaccine in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: President Chakwera Admits Eastern Region Hunger Woes
[Nyasa Times] President Lazarus Chakwera has admitted the hunger situation the eastern region is facing and has assured people in the region that his government will not relent in assisting all hunger-stricken households in the region and Malawi at large. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Attorney General Given Two Weeks to Declare Govt's Position On Mandatory Vaccination
[Nyasa Times] Attorney General (AG) Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda has no room for relaxation at his new job as Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has given him 14 days to declare the government's position on mandatory Covid-19 vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Physiotherapists Key in Covid-19 Treatment
[Nyasa Times] Director of Physiotherapy Health and Fitness Malawi, Dr George Chimatiro, has said physiotherapists have a very key role in as far as treatment of Covid-19 is concerned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: International School Feeding Charity's Meals Feeds 30% of Over 1 Million Malawian Learners
[Nyasa Times] International school feeding charity Mary's Meals programme is now reaching out to more than 2 million children in 19 countries globally with life-changing meals every school day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: UPS Foundation Donates Pfizer Vaccine Freezers to Malawi
[Nyasa Times] United States (US)-based United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation has donated ultra-cold chain equipment to support the Government of Malawi's preparedness to receive, store, and distribute the Pfizer vaccine across the nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Ticia Counselling Centre Announces September Intake for Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
[Nyasa Times] A consortium of Ticia Counselling Centre, DMI-St John the Baptist University and the Ministry of Health and Population has announced that it has started receiving applications for Certificate Course in Counselling and Psychotherapy tenable in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu commencing in September, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Registered 72 Percent Rise in Suicide Deaths Between January and March 2021--Police
[Nyasa Times] Malawi registered a 72 percent rise in suicide deaths between January and March 2021, statistics from the Malawi Police Service have shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Registered 72% Rise in Suicide Deaths Between January and March 2021 - Police
[Nyasa Times] Malawi registered a 72 percent rise in suicide deaths between January and March 2021, statistics from the Malawi Police Service have shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Musician Nyago Unveiled As GBV and Mental Health Ambassador
[Nyasa Times] Lifest has unveiled Afro-spiritual musician Lucy Gondwe, also known as Nyago, as an ambassador for gender based violence (GBV) and mental health project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Adult pedestrian and cyclist injuries in Lilongwe, Malawi: a cross-sectional study - Sundet M, Mulima G, Kajombo C, Gjerde H, Christophersen AS, Young S.
BACKGROUND: Pedestrian and cyclist injuries are a major concern globally, but especially in low-income countries. Locally conducted research is needed to measure the size of the problem and advise policy on road safety interventions. We wanted to investiga... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Government Commences Audit Exercise for Disbursements of K23.7bln Covid-19 Funds
[Nyasa Times] District Councils have completed their submissions on how disbursements of K6.2 billion and K17.5 billion CoVID-19 funds were used and the National Audit Office has commenced an audit exercise from August 30, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Hospitals Hit With Shortage of Essential Supplies
[Nyasa Times] Public hospitals across the country are facing a scarcity in essential drugs and equipment, a development which a social commentator has said is life threatening to millions of lives who cannot afford private health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt, UN, Development Partners Launch Campaign to Eliminate All Forms of Malnutrition
[VOA] Blantyre -- A United Nations global report on nutrition says malnutrition is to blame for more than a third of Malawian children who have stunted growth and nearly a quarter of child deaths. To combat the problem, the U.N. and Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera launched a campaign Thursday to promote child nutrition and health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Innovative Use of World ’s First Malaria Vaccine Generates Remarkable Results and a Life-Saving Opportunity
Malaria still kills 400,000 people every year, most of them African children under five years old. RTS,S is the first malaria vaccine shown to reduce malaria and life-threatening severe malaria in young children. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Kesete AdmasuSep 1 2021 (IPS) In the midst of the tragedy and turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s gratifying to see work continuing in Africa to find new ways of fighting malaria, a very old disease that has been a formidable foe for thousands of years and still kills 400,000 people every year, most of them African children under five years old. Scientists from the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kesete Admasu Tags: Africa Headlines Health Malaria Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson and Global Partners Announce Results from Phase 2b Imbokodo HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial in Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa
This study is being conducted in the Americas and Europe where different strains of HIV are circulating. Given these differentiating factors and following consultations with the Mosaico study independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), it was decided that the Mosaico study will continue at this time. “We are extremely grateful to the women who volunteered for the Imbokodo study, and to our partners, including the people on the frontlines, all of whom are contributing every day to this enduring quest to make HIV history,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scien...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Malawi: Covid-19 Admissions Drop - Society of Medical Doctors Say 'Changes in Weather Pattern'
[Nyasa Times] Malawi has registered a record drop in Covid-19 admissions across the country, and the Society of Medical Doctors in Malawi (SMDM) has explained that the drop in the cases could be as a result of changes in weather patterns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: NICE Intensifies Public Awareness On Covid-19 Vaccination
[Nyasa Times] The National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Public Trust has intensified a public awareness campaign aimed at mobilizing people to accept and take up Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Foundation Refurbishes Toilets and Donates Beddings to a Clinic
[Nyasa Times] A local charity organization, Odillo Sambaya Foundation, has refurbished toilets and donated beddings to Chimvu Clinic in Sub Traditional Authority (ST/A) Boyidi in Thyolo district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news