Malawi: Police Arrest More People Without Face Masks
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police continue to arrest more people found without face masks despite condemnation that the law enforcers are assaulting those deemed contravening the strict covid-19 preventive measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Attorney General Silungwe Back in Office After Covid-19 Onslaught
[Nyasa Times] Attorney General Chikosa Silungwe will be back in office on Monday after he was down with Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Nkhoma Hospital Sounds Sos Over Life-Saving Covid-19 Equipment
[Nyasa Times] Nkhoma Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) run Nkhoma Hospital has sounded an SOS over lack of oxygen cylinders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Rev Semphere Mourned - Mhrc Chairperson Dies With Covid-19
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) chairperson Reverend Patrick Semphere has died with coronavirus and tributes continue to pour in for the man -- and all convey the deepest respect to the man of God, who also happens to be a journalist of great repute. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Minister Gazettes Anti-Coronavirus Restrictions - Face Masks Compulsory in Public
[Nyasa Times] Government has gazetted Public Health and Covid-19 Containment and Management laws, which among others, criminalises non wearing of masks in public to tackle a surge in cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chilima Proposes Alternative Healthcare Financing for Malawi
[Nyasa Times] Vice President Saulos Chilima challenged stakeholders to seriously and deliberately consider and define alternative healthcare financing, stressing that financing "free" healthcare service is proving difficult and unsustainable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Doctors Call for Volunteers to Support Frontline Health Care Staff
[Nyasa Times] The Society of Medical Doctors (SMD) has called for volunteer health workers to support the frontline health care staff during this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Imprisoned Saudi Activist and Other Rights Defenders Seek Justice in 2021
By Mandeep TiwanaNEW YORK, Jan 19 2021 (IPS) Two events generated significant interest and global solidarity in the final days of December 2020. A court in Saudi Arabia handed down a five years and eight months sentence to activist Loujain Al-Hathloul for publicly supporting women’s right to drive. Nicholas Opiyo, Ugandan human rights lawyer and defender of persecuted members of the LGBTQI community and political opponents of the president was arbitrarily detained on trumped up charges of ‘money laundering.’ Nicholas Opiyo was granted bail on 30 December following an outpouring of global support for his a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mandeep Tiwana Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Crime & Justice Democracy Economy & Trade Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour LGBTQ Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Announces Strict New Covid-19 Measures
[RFI] In the wake of of two Malawian cabinet officials dying of coronavirus last week, President Lazarus Chakwera has announced new health measures to combat the spread of the virus, including lockdown, as cases have increased since the new year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Covid-19 Claims Life of Prominent Catholic Priest
[Nyasa Times] A prominent Catholic priest has succumbed to coronavirus (Covid-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Covid-19 Affects Implementation of Tonse Campaign Promises
[Nyasa Times] There are growing fears that President Lazarus Chakwera and his Tonse alliance administration might fail to implement some of its campaign promises due to Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Macoha Strengthens Covid-19 Awareness Amongst Children With Disabilities
[Nyasa Times] During its assessment tour on the impact made on its early childhood education development for children with disabilities in Chiradzulu, Mangochi and Phalombe, Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA) took the opportunity to spread awareness of COVID-19 as well as its preventive measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 23 Disappear Pending Deportation
[The Herald] Authorities are investigating a case in which 23 Malawian border jumpers disappeared from Beitbridge main police station while awaiting transportation to Harare, pending deportation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: HRDC Slams Tonse On Covid-19 Response
[Nyasa Times] Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC has expressed disappointment with the Tonse government's lacklustre response to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, saying the current efforts are inadequate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chakwera Talks Against 'Selfish, Careless Behaviour'
[Nyasa Times] After directing that Vice-President Saulos Chilima should lead a ministerial task-team to review Covid-19 guidelines in order to respond effectively to the virus pandemic, President Lazarus Chakwera on Sunday came out with substance over style to deliver a comprehensive strategy aimed at defeating the invisible enemy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Records Highest Number of Covid Hospital Admissions, Death Toll Rises
[Nyasa Times] Malawi has registered 562 new coronavirus (Covid-19) in the last 24-hour reporting period and hospital deaths has risen by 9 amid a surge of infections, 18 new recoveries and the highest number of admissions at 167 in 18 hospitals across the country - with Blantyre still as the highest at 71. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Ạuthorities Continue With Covid-19 Tests At Lilongwe Girls Secondary
[Nyasa Times] Authorities are today sacrificing their Chilembwe Day holiday to continue with covid-19 tests at Lilongwe Girls Secondary which has since registered the highest number of infections for students. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Dzuka Malawi - Lets Swallow Our Pride, People Are Dying
[Nyasa Times] I love Malawi. I write to try and influence a bit of positive thinking and change in our politics. But this week all that energy has been drained. Malawi is bleeding, losing its bright and energetic, the wise and the ordinary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Covid-19 Vaccine Hoax Disrupt Classes in Kasungu, Police Fired Teargas
[Nyasa Times] Primary school learners around Kasungu municipal town, on Thursday flocked to the streets protesting against alleged Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chilima Readies Coherent Strategy for Malawi to Combat Covid-19
[Nyasa Times] After President Lazarus Chakwera on Tuesday proclaimed a state of national disaster and directed that the country's second-in-command Saulos Chilima leads a ministerial task-team to review Covid-19 guidelines in order to respond effectively to the pandemic, the vice-president hit the ground on Wednesday by chairing a first meeting with the Ministers in Lilongwe to work on coherent strategy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: 8 Bullets Players Recover From Covid-19
[Nyasa Times] Eight Nyasa Big Bullets players, who were in self-isolation after testing for Covid-19, have returned to training after recovering from the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: How Covid-19 Hit Malawi Cabinet - the Kamuzu Palace Meetings
[Nyasa Times] Strategy meeting for the 2025 elections by Malawi Congress party (MCP) gurus in December 2020 at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe may have contributed to the Covid-19 attack on some cabinet members who lost two of their colleagues on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mutharika Saddened Covid-19 Mortality Rate in Malawi Spiking At Alarming Levels
[Nyasa Times] Former President Peter Mutharika has expressed sadness over the death of two cabinet Ministers and has since suggested that the leadership and citizens come up with decisions that will save lives from the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Covid-19 Kills Two Cabinet Ministers
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Transport Sidik Mia has died, a day after the country lost another Minister of Local Government Lingstone Belekanyama to coronavirus pandemic and President Lazarus Chakwera is "devastated" on the death of his Cabinet members in a day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Refuses to Close Schools Amid Covid-19 Cases Spike
[Nyasa Times] Government has refused to bow down to pressure to close all schools as the country continues to face unprecedented rising cases of coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trends in head injury associated mortality in Malawi - Gallaher JR, Yohann A, Purcell LN, Kumwenda KK, Charles A.
BACKGROUND: To address the problem of surgical workforce deficiencies in Malawi, we partnered with local institutions to establish a surgical residency-training and educational program for local surgeons in 2009. While this program has improved trauma-as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Covid-19 Second Wave Ravages Southern Africa
[Daily Maverick] Over the past few weeks, authorities in southern Africa have systematically reintroduced lockdown measures amid the second wave of Covid-19. This is after a worrying resurgence of cases in several countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, eSwatini, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Returnees From South Africa Torch Prison Facilities, Protest Quarantine
[Nyasa Times] Property has been destroyed at Mapanga Prison Training College in Blantyre following a scuffle between Malawians who recently returned from South Africa and police officers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Spiraling Covid-19 Infection Rate As Chakwera Turns to Prayer
[Nyasa Times] Malawi continues to register spiralling coronavirus infection rate and public hospitals are struggling to cope with the second wave with 15 related deaths reported on Sunday and 269 new virus pandemic cases have been registered with 15 as new recoveries as President Lazarus Chakwera has asked Malawians to go into self-isolation and consult healthcare workers if they notice symptoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Police Moves in Fast to Enforce Covid-19 Preventive Measures
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police have moved in fast to enforce Covid-19 preventive measures as the country has lost 12 people in the past 24 hours due to virus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Gets Tough With Covid-19 Measures As Fears Grip Over Rising Cases
[Nyasa Times] The Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 has said government will now enforce a requirement that no one is seen in public space without a face mask on and Malawi police will enforce the restrictions on opening and closing times for pubs as well as public gatherings and transport service to observe the carrying capacity that had been put in place. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Contagious Mutations Send Covid-19 Infection Rate Soaring
[Nyasa Times] Malawi government may consider strengthening restrictions to battle highly contagious mutations of coronavirus as a situation report released Sunday, January 3 indicates the country registered three new virus related deaths, 132 new cases and five new recoveries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mzuzu Central Hospital to Have Oxygen Plant
[Nyasa Times] Government set to install oxygen plant at Mzuzu Central Hospital in order to handle serious Covid-19 patient cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Youths Raise Awareness On Abortion Bill
[Nyasa Times] Mzuzu Youth Advocates has intensified community awareness on the importance of Parliament to deliberate the Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill and pass it into a comprehensive and inclusive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Musicians Obtain Court Order Against Government Over Covid-19 Measurers
[Nyasa Times] A group of musicians in Lilongwe has obtained a court order halting enforcement of a ban on gatherings of more than 100 people to curb the resurgence of coronavirus (Covid-19) as they argue the restriction on public gatherings unfairly affects scheduled festive season concerts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Minister Kandodo Down With Covid-19
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Labour Ken Kandodo has been diagnosed with coronavirus (Covid-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Covid-19 On the Rise in Malawi - Govt to Decide On Vaccine
[Nyasa Times] Malawi, which has been registering almost zero new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the past months has seen a sharp rise of the virus pandemic in the past few weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: World Vision to Lead Fight Against HIV and Malaria
[Nyasa Times] World Vision will partner the Malawi government's Ministry of Health to implement interventions to fight Malaria, Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS across the country. The grants, given by Global Fund, will be rolled out from January 2021 and run to 2024. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Young People Lead the Charge On Climate Change and Population Growth in Malawi
[UNFPA] Just 85 kilometres south of Malawi's capital, the impact of global warming is abundantly clear. Hunger is becoming increasingly common due to famine caused by unfavourable rainfalls and poor harvests, thanks to changing weather patterns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Gets Abbott Covid-19 Rapid Tester Which Gives Results in 15 Minutes
[Nyasa Times] One of the world's leading healthcare companies Abbott has launched a Covid-19 testing device, the Abbott's Panbio(TM) COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test which provides test results in under 15 minutes in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mhrc Urges Malawi Govt to Integrate Human Rights in Recovery Efforts From Covid-19
[Nyasa Times] Malawi's Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has urged government and other stakeholders to ensure that human rights remain central in all recovery efforts from Covid-19 as Malawi joins the rest of the world tomorrow in commemoration of International Human Rights Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Muslim Council Endorses Abortion Bill
[Nyasa Times] A group of Sheikh's leaders from different Muslim organisations in the country which are under the Qadriyyah Muslim Association of Malawi (QMAM) through Qadriyyah Ulama Council in Malawi (QUCM) has come out to openly support the controversial proposed Termination of Pregnancy Bill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Dignity At the End of Life - Nursing Study Shows Impact of Food
[The Conversation Africa] World hunger has risen for the third year in a row, with Africa reported to have the highest rate of undernourishment of all regions globally. Africa also bears the greatest burden of HIV, which is linked to food insecurity, and women are disproportionately affected by HIV and food insecurity compared to men. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Major Hospital Runs Without Mortuary
[Nyasa Times] A major hospital in Chikwawa is running without a mortuary for two years now. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: MPs Get 'Inappropriate' Pay Rise
[Nyasa Times] Despite coronavirus wreaking havoc on the Malawi economy and depressed revenue, Members of Parliament (MPs) have handed themselves an inflation-busting a huge increases in salaries and allowance, bringing their salary bill to almost K3.4 billion in the current fiscal year from K2.4 billion in the 2019 /20 fiscal year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: UK Provides Income Relief to Families
[Nyasa Times] Malawi is among five countries in the southern Africa to benefit from £7 million (about K7.2 billion) British Government relief fund targeting people affected by a drop in remittances from South Africa due to coronavirus (Covid-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Love of God Has Saved Us From Political Turmoil, Graft - Chakwera
[Nyasa Times] President Lazarus Chakwera has said Malawi has been saved from being consumed from political turmoil, corruption and coronavirus pandemic by the love of God. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Covid-19 Protocols to Force Malawi Cholera Cases Down, Says Expert
[Nyasa Times] A health expert has predicated a drop in cholera cases this year in the country due to covid-19 protocols. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Prisons Registers No Covid-19
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Prison Service(MPS) has registered no coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on all prisons in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Makes Progress in HIV and Aids Fight - Chakwera
[Nyasa Times] Malawi on Tuesday commemorated World Aids Day with President Lazarus Chakwera stressing his government's commitment in the fight against HIV and Aids by staying the course to achieve zero infection rate by 2030 amidst Coronavirus (Covid-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news