Malawi: Law Commission Recommends People Pay in Public Hospitals
[Nyasa Times] Government is yet to comment on recommendation from Special Law Commission that people should be paying a small nominal fee to access services in public health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: World Health Organization Declares Malawi Trachoma-Free
[VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- Malawi has become the first country in southern Africa to eliminate trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness, the World Health Organization announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: WHO Validates Malawi for Eliminating Trachoma, First Country in Southern Africa
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville/Lilongwe -- World Health Organization (WHO) has validated Malawi as having eliminated trachoma--a bacterial eye infection that can cause irreversible blindness if untreated--as a public health problem. Malawi becomes the first country in southern Africa and the fifth in Africa to achieve this significant milestone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Polio is back in rich countries, but it poses a far bigger threat to developing world
Here’s how this year’s closely related polio outbreaks in New York state, London, and greater Jerusalem might have started. A child in Afghanistan or Pakistan received two drops of Albert Sabin’s oral polio vaccine (OPV), which contains a weakened, live virus, in December 2021 or so. Soon after, when the child was still shedding some virus in their stool, their family traveled to the United Kingdom, where the vaccine virus found fertile ground in an undervaccinated Orthodox Jewish community in London and began to circulate person to person. Somewhere along the way, it also began to change, picking up mutations that c...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 13, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Benefits Pen-Plus Strategy to Treat Sickle Cell, Diabetes, and Heart Diseases
[FrontPageAfrica] Liberia is along with Malawi and Haiti to benefit from a Partner in Health and the World Health Organization's medical program, called the Pen-Plus Strategy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Improving Midwifery Capacity and Standards to Curb Death of Mothers and Babies
[WHO-AFRO] Over 70 maternal and child health experts from around the world have concluded a meeting in Freetown aimed at improving midwifery education. The body of experts included health authorities of Sierra Leone, Malawi, Bolivia, Pakistan and India, WHO and other global health partners. Their deliberations focused on finding workable strategies that will help strengthen the quality of midwifery education and training with the to improve standards that will help curb preventable death of mothers and newborn babies (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: UN Steps Up Post-Covid Support in Africa - Battles Cholera in Malawi
[UN News] In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday a new drive to find ways of revamping the African region's health systems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN steps up post-COVID support in Africa; battles cholera in Malawi
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday a new drive to find ways of revamping the African region’s health systems. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Nkhata Bay Cholera Death Toll Hits 9
[Nyasa Times] People who have died of cholera in Nkhata Bay area now now nine, up from eight last week as the number of cases hit 320 within two weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Polio Was Almost Eradicated. This Year It Staged a Comeback.
Before its discovery in New York ’s wastewater, the virus made a series of ominous appearances around the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Viruses Sewers and Sewage Paralysis Feces Disease Rates Afghanistan Great Britain Pakistan Malawi Source Type: news

Malawi: Cholera Cases Rise Despite Vaccination Campaign
[VOA] Blantyre -- Despite a nationwide vaccination campaign that started in May, Malawi is struggling to contain a cholera outbreak that has infected more than 1,073 people and caused 44 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Regulator Developing E-Waste Strategy to Protect Environment and Citizens' Health #AfricaClimateCrisis
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) is in the process of developing an E-waste strategy to address issues of management involving any electrical and electronic equipment that is discarded or is intended to be discarded or is required to be discarded after use. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Childhood drownings: an opportunity for injury prevention in a resource-limited setting - Akinkuotu AC, Purcell LN, Varela C, Hayes A, Charles A.
INTRODUCTION: Drowning is a public health problem that is under-reported in Africa. We sought to evaluate the epidemiology and risk factors for drownings in Malawi. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all pediatric ( ≤15 years old) p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Stops Plans to 'Export' Unemployed Nurses
[VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- Malawi's nurses' union is urging President Lazarus Chakwera to allow about 2,000 nurses to work in the United States and Saudi Arabia, after the government ordered the plan be stopped. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Amid Global Crises, Africa Has Opportunities for Innovative Development Financing
[Africa Renewal] Ambassador Agnes Mary Chimbiri-Molande is the first female Malawi Permanent Representative to the United Nations headquarters in New York. She spoke to Africa Renewal's Franck Kuwonu about her priorities and what Africa can do to mitigate the effects of climate change, COVID-19 and the Ukraine conflict as well as build resilience against future shocks. Here are excerpts: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news