Malawi: Seeking an Effective and Humane Response to MDR-TB in Prison
[SALC] SALC is working with the Centre for Human Rights Education Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) to support the case of six inmates seeking an effective and humane response to an outbreak of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the prisons in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Enforcing Prisoners' Right to Adequate Nutrition
[SALC] SALC is working with the Centre for Human Rights Education Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) in Malawi to support a case brought by a prisoner, Mr James Gremu, and CHREAA on behalf of all inmates in which the persistent failure of the Malawi government to provide adequate nutrition in detention settings is being challenged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Minister Advises Families to Use Contraceptive Methods
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Henry Mussa has urged families and young people in the country to use contraceptives methods as a way of controlling the country's population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 17, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Department Guns Down Stray Dogs
[Malawi News Agency] The Department of Agricultural Development through Animal Health in Nkhata Bay is shooting down stray dogs to prevent an outbreak of rabies in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Recent legal responses to child marriage in Southern Africa: the case of Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi - Mwambene L.
Child marriage occurs when one of the parties is below the age of 18 years. In Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi research has shown that most child marriages are linked to harmful practices that are embedded in culture. Law reform to end child marriage, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Isn't pregnancy supposed to be a joyful time? A cross-sectional study on the types of domestic violence women experience during pregnancy in Malawi - Chasweka R, Chimwaza A, Maluwa A.
This study aimed at identifying types of abuse women experience duri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Road traffic collisions in Malawi: trends and patterns of mortality on scene - Manyozo S, Moodie R.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malawi: Ntcheu Council Staff Donate to Patients
[Malawi News Agency] Ntcheu -Ntcheu District Council staff on Monday cheered patients at the district's hospital where they also donated assorted items worth over K200,000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Health Ministry Rescues Girls From Cervical Cancer
[Malawi News Agency] Ministry of Health and Population through Balaka District Hospital has rolled out a cervical cancer vaccine campaign with an aim of protecting girls from the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Parasites from patients with cerebral malaria stick preferentially in their brains
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) A team at LSTM with their collaborators in Malawi and Denmark have provided, for the first time, evidence which links the ability of red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite to bind to the cells lining the blood vessels of the brain, with the clinical syndrome cerebral malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mzimba North Prepares for Cervical Cancer Vaccine Campaign
[Malawi News Agency] Mzimba North District Health Office (DHO) has said that it is prepared to roll out Cervical Cancer Vaccine campaign which is scheduled to start from January 14 to 18, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Rolls Out Cervical Cancer Vaccine
[Nyasa Times] Malawi government is Thursday rolling out the first ever vaccine for cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: TV Presenter Pauline Long's Foundation to Build U.S.$97,000 Hospital in Dedza
[Nyasa Times] In a bid to alleviate health challenges experienced by people in Traditional Authortity Kasumbu in Dedza, a United Kingdom based organization, TV presenter and philanthropist Pauline Long through her Pauline Long Entrepreneurship Foundation (PL), has unveiled plans to construct a K70-million modern hospital in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: 20 Malawi Nurses Graduate in Leadership
[Nyasa Times] About 20 young female nurses drawn from almost all the districts in the country have been equipped with leadership skills through a nine months programme implementented by the National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi (Nonm) with funding from Norad through Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Australia leads international trials targeting iron deficiency in mothers and babies
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) At a glance.The Institute is leading one of the largest international iron trials to address maternal anaemia in developing countries. The trials also aim to understand the impact of iron on the developing brain.* Taking place in Malawi and Bangladesh the trials are recruiting 6000 women and children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Establishment of trauma registry at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH), Blantyre, Malawi and mapping of high risk geographic areas for trauma - Chokotho LC, Mulwafu W, Nyirenda M, Mbomuwa FJ, Pandit HG, Le G, Lavy C.
We report the establishment of a trauma registry at the Adult Emergency and Trauma Centre (AE... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malawi: Salima Communities Sensitized On HIV and Aids Act
[Malawi News Agency] Salima -Malawi Network of Aids Services Organizations (MANASO) has encouraged the communities in Salima to go for HIV and AIDS testing more especially the self-testing initiative, so that they could know there status. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Blantyre Health Campaign Ends
[Nyasa Times] Local Government and Rural Development minister, Kondwani Nankhumwa, has commended the Blantyre City Council (BCC) for keeping the city clean and green. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Moh Commits to Curtail Drug Theft in Hospitals
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Pic sourced from internet (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Will Introduce Cervical Cancer Vaccine in January 2019
[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Health and Population Servcces will embark on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine from January 2019 to all nine year-old girlsacross the country to prevent them from cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Inmates Hailed for Voluntary HIV and TB Testing
[Malawi News Agency] Kasungu -Inmates at Kasungu Prison have been hailed for willingly going for HIV and tuberculosis (TB) testing, a thing stakeholders say has helped reduce new infections at the reformation centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Prison Inmates in Voluntary HIV and TB Testing - Glohomo
[Nyasa Times] Globe Hope Mobilization (GLOHOMO), an organisation that promotes access to equitable health services has commended i nmates at Kasungu Prison for willingly going for HIV and tuberculosis (TB) testing, a thing stakeholders say has helped reduce new infections at the reformation centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Shelter from the storm? Household-level impacts of, and responses to, the 2015 floods in Malawi - McCarthy N, Kilic T, de la Fuente A, Brubaker JM.
As extreme weather events intensify due to climate change, it becomes ever more critical to understand how vulnerable households are to these events and the mechanisms households can rely on to minimize losses effectively. This paper analyzes the impacts o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Malawi: Chinese Govt to Construct State-of-the-Art Health Centre in Blantyre
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -The People's Republic of China has promised to construct a state-of-the-art health facility in Blantyre's North East Constituency, Malawi News Agency has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Action Aid Trains CSCP Volunteers in Dowa
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Action Aidis facilitating the establishment of community sputum collection points (CSSPs) in the country as an intervention to reduce morbidity and mortality from Tuberculosis (TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sexual violence among adolescent  girls and young women in Malawi: a cluster-randomized controlled implementation trial of empowerment self-defense training - Decker MR, Wood SN, Ndinda E, Yenokyan G, Sinclair J, Maksud N, Ross B, Omondi B, Ndirangu M.
BACKGROUND: Globally,  sexual violence is prevalent, particularly for adolescent women. This cluster-randomized controlled implementation trial examines empowerment self-defense (ESD) for sexual assault risk reduction among school-age women in Malawi. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malawi: Speaker Urges MPs to Declare Their HIV Status
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Esther Mcheka Chilenje has asked Members of Parliament (MPs) that will make it to Parliament after May, 2019 to be prepared to declare their HIV status during commemoration of World AIDS Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Man Dies of Cholera in Blantyre
[Nyasa Times] Officials at Blantyre City Council and District Health Office have confirmed that one person has died of cholera in Blantyre, the first such death in two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: 1.1million People Living With HIV in Malawi
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health and Population Atupele Muluzi has disclosed that currently there are about 1.1 million people are living with HIV in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: K6.5bn for Maternity Wings, Health Facilities - Muluzi Hails Donors Support
[Nyasa Times] Donors have put together K6.5 billion for the construction of maternity wings and health facilities in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: HIV Self-Testing Essential, Says Health Minister Muluzi
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi has launched government initiative encouraging people to get tested for HIV that it hopes will bring ending the AIDS epidemic one step closer: self-testing for HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Nurses' Organisation Elects New Office Bearers
[Nyasa Times] National Organisation for Nurses and Midwives (Nonm) have elected new office bearers with Shouts Simeza the Principal for St John of God Nursing College in Mzuzu given the mandate to govern the operations of the organisationas as its president for the next four years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rotarix preferred for rotavirus vax in Bangladesh, Ghana, Malawi
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Health Systems & #039; Capacity to Provide Post-Abortion Care: A Multicountry Analysis Using Signal Functions
Summary Background Abortion-related mortality is one of the main causes of maternal mortality worldwide. Laws often restrict the provision of safe abortion care, yet post-abortion care is a service that all countries have committed to provide to manage abortion complications. There is minimal evidence on the capacity of national health systems to provide post-abortion care.Methods We did a multicountry analysis of data from nationally representative Service Provision Assessment surveys done between 2007 to 2017 in ten countries across three regions (Bangladesh, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanza...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Malawi: Call for Regulating Traditional and Complementary Medicines
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisons Board of Malawi (PMPB) in conjunction with other stakeholders, is drafting regulations which will control the selling of Traditional Complementary Medicines (TCM) that have flooded towns and cities in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Bad Roads Threaten Safe Motherhood
[Gender Links] Balaka -Bad roads coupled with long distances are fueling deaths of expectant mothers in Malawi with the 2015/2016 Demographic Health Survey (DHS) findings indicating that maternal mortality ratio is at 439 per 100,000 live births. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: CSQ to Build a Cancer Patient Home
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre, November 29. Cancer Survivors Quest (CSQ) has organised a fundraising dinner on December 2 with the aim of raising funds to build a cancer home, Founder and Director of the organisation, Chikhulupiliro Ng'ombe said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Stakeholders in Africa Urged to Expand Family Planning Services to Youth
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Stakeholders in Africa have been urged to scale up their efforts in reaching out to youth with Family Planning Services (FPS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Lunzu to Have a Government Health Clinic
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Sourced from the internet (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Not On the List of 11 Malaria Concentrated Countries
[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -World Malaria 2018 report released on November 19, 2018 has shown that Malawi is not on the list of 11 Malaria concentrated countries in Africa and the World at large. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: HI Has Proved Effective for Malaria Prevention
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -House Improvement (HI) has been proved as an effective way in malaria prevention following the research conducted by Majete Wildlife Reserve Malaria Project (MWRMP). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Hit By Dentists Shortage - First Dental College Opens 2019
[Nyasa Times] Malawi, which has one of the highest dentist-population ratios in the world, has been hit by a shortage of dentists, currently the country has 36 dentists, most of whom do not work in public sector, a senior government official has bemoaned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: High Rate of Unemployed Health Workers Worry Stakeholders
[Nyasa Times] At least 2,000 nurses and midwives in Malawi, some having graduated as far as two years ago, remain unemployed yet public health facilities in the country are facing acute shortage of health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Lions Club Enganges Mitundu Fight Against Diabetes
[Malawi News Agency] Lions Club of Capital City (LCCC) has recently engaged Mitundu community with diabetes awareness and screening campaign, in a quest to fight against diabetes disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: 'Rabies Campaigns Limited to Hotspots'
[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -Mangochi District Agriculture Office has limited anti-rabies vaccine for campaigns in three hotspots namely, Monkey Bay, Malombe and Mpilipili due to inadequate resources. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Free Artificial Limbs for Amputees At KCH
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Ministry of Health in Partnership with Indian Government is calling upon all people who had their legs amputated to consult Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe for free artificial limbs by December 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Pharmaceutical Society to Partner Govt to Curb Drug Theft
[Nyasa Times] Pharmaceutical Society of Malawi (Phasom) president, Enock Foster on Saturday warned his members against stealing drugs from government hospitals, saying the law shall take its course to all culprits. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Packaging for Chishango Condoms Rebranded
[Nyasa Times] Population Services International (PSI) has rebranded the packaging of Chishango condoms to make them more attractive and user friendly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Puts Measures to Minimize Chances of Ebola Outbreak in the Country
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government says it has put in place appropriate measures to reduce the chances of fury Ebola Virus spreading into the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: UK Universities Engages Malawi On Social Workers' Quality Service Delivery
[Nyasa Times] Two UK top-notch universities have joined forces to support Malawi raise her profile on social work and the profession's workers' welfare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news