Adolescents Left Behind Global AIDS Response – Experts
Elisha Arunga Odoyo, a clinical officer within the PMTCT program at the Homabay County Referral Hospital. There is increasing fear that adolescents will be left behind in the efforts to reduce HIV infections. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Jan 18 2022 (IPS) The ominous warning came in 2019 through an anonymous message on her mobile phone to stay away from a man she met on social media. At 18 years and freshly out of high school, *Nicole Kisi was in a relationship with a 45-year-old businessman. “The message was clear. It said to be careful because of a rumour that the man’s wife died of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations ​#Health​ #HIV/Aids adolescent girls IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Malawi: Admitted Patients Going Without Meals At Karonga District Hospital
[Nyasa Times] Patients at Karonga District Hospital are going without following the decision by the suppliers to stop providing the facility with foodstuffs over a K12 million debt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chakwera Calls for Unity of Purpose to Develop Malawi
[Nyasa Times] President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has called for concerted efforts in the development of the country and retaliated that his government will work hard to fulfill the campaign promises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Court Dismisses Challenge Against Mandatory Covid Vaccination
[RFI] A high court in the Malawi's capital Lilongwe dismissed on Thursday an application by a civil society group that aimed to stop government from implementing mandatory Covid-19 vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Midwives Lament Scarcity of Lidocaine in Malawi Hospitals
[Nyasa Times] There is a general outcry by nurses and midwives in Malawian hospitals over the scarcity of lidocaine, also called lignocaine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Agriculture Ministry Assures Malawians of Sufficient Food
[Nyasa Times] Agriculture and Irrigation minister Lobin Lowe has assured Malawians not to panic about food shortage in the country as there is enough food reserves to feed the South-eastern impoverished nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mzuzu City MP Urges Residents to Manage Waste
[Nyasa Times] Member of Parliament for Mzuzu City, Bennex Mwamlima, has urged city residents to make sure they manage waste properly to ensure cleanliness in the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Ministry Distributes Ppes in Secondary Schools
[Nyasa Times] The Ministry of Education says it has started distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE's) to secondary schools through Education Divisions across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda to Deliver Ruling On Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination On Thursday
[Nyasa Times] Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda of the High Court in Lilongwe will on Thursday deliver his ruling in a case in which a Lilongwe-based freelance journalist Mundango Nyirenda and the Center for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) are challenging the proposal for the mandatory administration of Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chinese Medical Team Aiding Malawi's Critical Health Services
[Nyasa Times] Doctor Frank Sinyiza, Hospital Director for Mzuzu Central Hospital is tasked to provide quality health service delivery to patients and residents of Malawi's third biggest city, Mzuzu as well as surrounding districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Clean Water, Decent Toilets, Hygiene Challenge for Southern African Community
A waste collection bin awaiting the city council's collection. Markets are one of the places the SADC hygiene strategy is targeting. The picture was taken around 5 am as people gathered for the market day. It is a stone’s throw away from the health centre featured in the story. ​Credit: Charles Mpaka​/IPS​​By Charles MpakaBlantyre, Malawi, Jan 10 2022 (IPS) The toilets in the maternity wing of Namatapa Health Centre in the populous Bangwe Township in Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial city, fell into disrepair a few years ago. So, pregnant women who come to deliver their babies and their guardians use two pi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Charles Mpaka Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation #PitToilets hygiene IPS UN Bureau MalawiSouthern Africa Development Community SADC Source Type: news

Malawi: NGOs Train Journalists in Gender and Youth Reporting
[Nyasa Times] Over 30 journalists converged in Salima from December 19-24, 2021, for an intensive gender and youth reporting training workshop. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Inter Parte Hearing Adjourned
[Nyasa Times] Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda of the High Court of Malawi on Monday forwent his holiday to start hearing submissions in a case in which the Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) and a concerned citizen, Mundango Nyirenda, are challenging the government's proposition for the mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for some sectors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Society of Medical Doctors Up Game Against Covid-19 Fourth Wave
[Nyasa Times] The Society of Medical Doctors has joined hands with a number of stakeholders with an effort to curb further sting of Covid-19 4th Wave. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Abandons Chafumbwa Rural Hospital Project in Ntchisi, Mother Care Group Advocates for Completion of Facility
[Nyasa Times] Dreams for accessing healthcare services at a shorter distance have been shattered among the people of Traditional Authority (T/A) Chikho in Ntchisi following the decision by the authorities at the Capital Hill to abandon construction work at Chafumbwa Rural Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mother Care Groups Hailed for Increasing Child Immunization Coverage in Ntchisi
[Nyasa Times] Mother Care Groups (MCGs) have been hailed for promoting child immunization in Ntchisi effectively triggering calls for introduction of more of such groups in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Teenage Vaccination to Start in January
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Government says vaccination of teenagers aged from 12-17 will commence on New Year's Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Red Cross Society Bemoans Low Uptake of Covid - 19 Jabs
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) has bemoaned over continued resistance by Malawians to get vaccinated against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: 1,050 Babies Born On Christmas Day in Malawi
[Nyasa Times] The Ministry of Health has recorded a total of 1,050 babies that were born on Christmas Day this year in different hospitals in different districts across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: WCC Urges Faith Leaders to Promote Health Issues in Malawi
[Nyasa Times] The World Council of Churches (WCC) has urged faith leaders in Malawi to assume a leading role in the promotion of health awareness in their respective churches as one of creating a healthier lifestyle amongst young people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Judicial Review Against Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Is Baseless - Ag
[Nyasa Times] There is nothing unconstitutional about asking people to be vaccinated as the Republican constitution only bars forced medical experiments or trials and not vaccinations, the government's chief legal advisor has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Global Trends Report Shows Only 6bn People Got Vaccinated Against Covid-19 As of Oct 2021
[Nyasa Times] Global Communications Specialist and Senior Vice President at Philip Morris International (PMI), Marian Salzman, has disclosed that, as of October 2021, only six billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered and almost half the world's population has at least one jab. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Experts Reconsider Tobacco Harm Reduction Meaning
[Nyasa Times] A recent study by Tobacco Research Network has established that evidence-based Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) programmes are effective in reducing illness and saving lives and that, when properly managed, they greatly improve public health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Government Ready With Cholera Vaccine
[Nyasa Times] The Ministry of Health has said it will launch a cholera vaccination exercise in cholera-prone districts before the end of the year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Ten Most Deadliest Ways of Unsafe Abortion Uncovered in Mzuzu - 'I Saw Her Inserting a Wire...'
[Nyasa Times] At a time the debate over legalisation of safe abortion has become swept under the carpet in Malawi, it has emerged that some girls, in pursuit of terminating their unwanted pregnancies, are using life-threatening ways in Mzuzu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: President Announces Economic Recovery Plan Amid Covid Pandemic
[VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- Malawi's president has announced a plan to help the country's struggling economy recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan, which includes government-wide spending cuts, follows nationwide protests against the high cost of living in Malawi, one of Africa's poorest nations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Parliament Blocks Unvaccinated MPs From Attending Sessions
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Parliament has upped its fight against the fourth wave the new variant of the Covid-19 variant by putting in place measures that will enhance the prevention of infection and the spread of coronavirus at the Parliament Building. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mhrc Talks Down Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has fervently stated that government's decision to introduce mandatory Covid-19 vaccination will have a direct impact on the citizenry's enjoyment of human rights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chakwera Talks Austerity Measures, Covid-19, Economy in National Address
[Nyasa Times] President Lazarus Chakwera has said he has ordered ministries to review their plans for local and international travel during the 2021 to 2023 recovery plans as one way of making sure that the now frail economy gets back on course. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Gene Xpert a Vital Tool in Detecting Tuberculosis
[Nyasa Times] Karonga District Hospital Deputy Laboratory Manager, Jacob Manda, has described the Gene Xpert machine as the most vital tool in detecting tuberculosis (TB) in sputum samples. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malaria Is Claiming More Lives Than Covid-19 in Malawi - Govt
[Nyasa Times] Malaria is killing more people in Malawi than Covid-19, the National Malaria Control Programme Manager Dr. Michael Kayange has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Chiefs, Political Leaders Embrace Malawi International Covid-19 Response Group Programme
[Nyasa Times] Traditional leaders, politicians and other people of high standing are acting as community influencers in positive support of the rural community CoVID-19 vaccination acceleration programme which Malawi International CoVID-19 Response Group (MICRG) rolled out in October -- in partnership with the Society of Medical Doctors of Malawi (SMD) and NBS Bank (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Prosecution Awaits Employers Paying Covid-19 Vaccination Bonuses
[Nyasa Times] The Ministry of Labour has directed that setting CoVID-19 vaccination as a pre-condition for the award of end of the year bonuses as being done by some employers is not supported by the National Labour Laws and rules of natural justice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Public Restrictions On Sports Back Due to Covid-19 Cases Spike
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda', who is co-chairperson of Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 has said public gathering including sporting activities will be restricted to 250 people for outdoor events. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Political Rallies Banned, Bars to Close At 10pm As Covid-19 Data Shows an Increase in New Cases
[Nyasa Times] The presidential task force on CoVID-19 has released new measures to take effect from Monday December 20 that bans mass political rally gatherings, attendance of football matches while daily closure of bars is set at 10pm. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Association Warns Traditional Healers Against False TB Cure Claims
[Nyasa Times] Vimbuza Dancers and Healing Association president, Dr. Chisusu Mbale, has warned traditional healers against misleading the public on tuberculosis (TB) cure or else their licenses shall be revoked and banned from operating in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: 400 Thousand Students Miss From School Register Due to Covid-19
[MBC] Concerned with how Covid-19 has affected the education sector, stakeholders say there is a need to come up with a strategy to rebuild the system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: 400,000 Students Missing From School Due to Covid-19
[MBC] Concerned with how Covid-19 has affected the education sector, stakeholders say there is a need to come up with a strategy to rebuild the system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Kandodo Unveils Modern Scanning Machine At Mzuzu Central Hospital
[Nyasa Times] The Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda on Tuesday unveiled the most waited computerized tomography (CT) scanning machine at Mzuzu Central Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Assessing the relationship between agency and peer violence among adolescents aged 10 to 14 years in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Blantyre, Malawi: a cross-sectional study - Ramaiya A, Zimmerman L, Mafuta E, Lulebo A, Chipeta E, Stones W, Moreau C.
BACKGROUND: Interpersonal violence has physical, emotional, educational, social, and economic implications. Although there is interest in empowering young people to challenge harmful norms, there is scant research on how individual agency, and, specificall... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Malawi: With Community Management Local Fishing Stocks Can Rebound #AfricaClimateCrisis
[FAO] How communities are bringing fish back to one of Malawi's lakes (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Rising Suicides Shine Spotlight On Country's Mental Health Burden
[IPS] Lilongwe, Malawi -- When a former deputy speaker of Parliament shot himself dead within the National Assembly buildings in Lilongwe in September 2021, it shook Malawi. It also turned attention to the mental health burden in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rising Suicides Shine Spotlight on Malawi ’s Mental Health Burden
There is a critical shortage of qualified healthcare staff in Malawi to deal with the growing mental health burden in the country. Credit: Charles MpakaBy Charles MpakaLilongwe, Malawi, Dec 13 2021 (IPS) When a former deputy speaker of Parliament shot himself dead within the National Assembly buildings in Lilongwe in September 2021, it shook Malawi. It also turned attention to the mental health burden in the country. Experts say that a sharp rise in suicide cases has become the most visible expression of the burden of mental health challenges in Malawi. “There’s depression, stress and many other silent forms o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Charles Mpaka Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Inequity Mental Health TerraViva United Nations #Covid19 #MentalHealth IPS UN Bureau Malawi Source Type: news

Hyperfine swoops into Canadian market
Portable MRI technology developer Hyperfine has received a medical device licens...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hyperfine partners with Raising Malawi charity FDA OKs Hyperfine's image reconstruction software Hyperfine gets $3.3M grant to fund portable MRI research Hyperfine appoints new CCO Hyperfine forms medical advisory board (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 10, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Records 3 Cases of Omicron
[East African] Malawi has recorded three cases of Omicron, the country ´s health minister said Thursday in Lilongwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Case report: a gambling-related suicide in rural Malawi - Sichali JM, Dube A, Kachiwanda L, Wardle H, Crampin AC, Bunn C.
Background As in many other countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Malawi's commercial gambling sector has grown considerably in recent years. Driven by the widespread availability of internet through mobile devices, the industry has penetrated both urban an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Hyperfine partners with Raising Malawi charity
Portable MRI technology developer Hyperfine has formed a partnership with Madonna'...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA OKs Hyperfine's image reconstruction software Hyperfine gets $3.3M grant to fund portable MRI research Hyperfine appoints new CCO Hyperfine forms medical advisory board Portable MRI developer Hyperfine sets sights on Europe (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, Department for Transport and DHSC (updated 7th December 2021)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 7 December 2021Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia and Ukraine can use EU DCC to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. 22 November 2021Belarus, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, the Faroe Islands, Laos, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Samoa, Senegal, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe added to the list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination for travel to England. Sinovac-CoronaVac, Sinopharm Beijing and Covaxin ad...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news