Malawi:Persons With Albinism in Malawi Call for Political Space
[Nyasa Times] Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) has requested government to consider providing political space for people with albinism in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Retired Professor Asks Government to Train More Pathologists
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Amid acute shortage of specialised personnel who can conduct autopsies, renowned retired pathologist Professor George Liomba has asked government to train some clinicians and nurses in pathology. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Media Key Stakeholder in Mass Registration for Bed Nets Exercise
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) said media need to play a crucial role to ensuring that Mass registration for net distribution is implemented effectively in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The association between school bullying victimization and substance use among adolescents in Malawi: the mediating effect of loneliness - Kim YK, Okumu M, Small E, Nikolova SP, Mengo C.
This study emp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Malawi:Hospital Stops Offering Services to Patients Without National IDs
[Nyasa Times] Officials at Chilumba Barracks hospital in Karonga the northern border district of Malawi have advised patients to carry their national Identity Cards especially when seeking medical services at the facility, saying the hospital will only entertain patients with national IDs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Cham Services Will Not Be Extended to Non-Communicable Diseases
[Malawi News Agency] Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi said his Ministry will not extend Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) services to non-communicable diseases due to limited resources. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:One Person Confirmed Dead As Cholera Hits Salima Again
[Malawi News Agency] Salima -One person has died from cholera in Salima, just a few weeks after the council declared that cholera outbreak was over. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Foot and Mouth Vaccine Rolls Out
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Affected districts of foot and mouth disease on Saturday got a sigh of relief as government rolled out vaccination of the disease to prevent further occurrence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi to Commemorate International Albinism Day
[Malawi News Agency] Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Dr. Jean Kalilani Tuesday disclosed that Malawi would commemorate this year's International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) on June 23, 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:22 Die of Rabies in Mulanje, U.S.$71,000 Needed to Control Disease
[Nyasa Times] At least 22 people have died of rabies in Mulanje as the government needs K17 million to buy vaccines for dogs and cats. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Footballer Gabadinho Unveiled As Hope for Cancer Ambassador
[Nyasa Times] Malawi and Bidvest Wits striker Gabadinho Mhango has been appointed as brand ambassador for the Hope for Cancer Foundation (Hocaf). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:First Lady to Grace Mangochi's Cleanliness Awareness Week
[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -First Lady Madame Professor Gertrude Mutharika is expected to preside over a cleanliness and awareness week to be launched in Mangochi in July this year (2018), Malawi News Agency has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Researcher Appeals for Use of Traditional Medicine
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Malawi's traditional and cultural researcher and promoter, Moya Aliya Malamusi, has appealed to Malawians to continue using traditional medicine (herbs), saying they are the best cure for various diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Occupational safety and health management in developing countries: a study of construction companies in Malawi - Simukonda W, Manu P, Mahamadu AM, Dziekonski K.
PURPOSE: Whilst occupational safety and health (OSH) management is recognised as an important mechanism for addressing poor OSH performance, limited empirical insight is available on OSH management by construction companies in sub-Saharan Africa. This stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Malawi:It's Time for Malawi to Quit Tobacco
[The Conversation Africa] Imagine this: You are a farmer in one of the poorest countries of the world. Each year, the price of your harvest falls, but you keep growing the same crop because it is what your mother and, before her, your grandmother farmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drones Are Helping Catch Poachers Operating Under Cover of Darkness
Catching a wildlife poacher in the act is a tricky business. Just ask the officials and groups who have spent decades and millions of dollars searching for criminal animal hunters and traders operating covertly from South Africa to China. Their work is complicated by several factors, from government corruption that foils anti-poaching efforts to extreme poverty that draws people into the industry in the first place. But there’s also the simple issue of darkness. Poachers tend to go about their illicit business under cover of night, and it’s hard to find people among millions of square miles of pitch-black fores...
Source: TIME: Science - May 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Drones Source Type: news

Malawi:Pharmacist Warns Against Quitting BP Medication Without Doc Instruction
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -A pharmacist has warned people suffering from high blood pressure against stopping to take medication without doctors' instruction. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Activist Asks Malawi to Emulate Ireland's Abortion Law Reform
[CSJNews] Women in Malawi should be given freedom to access sexual and reproductive health services without interference from the state and the church, a local activist has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi:Decentralisation for Improving Health Service Delivery
[Malawi News Agency] Ntchisi -Zomba Central Hospital Director, Mathias Joshua has touted the enactment of the National Decentralisation Policy for contributing to increased community participation in the management of health facilities in local councils. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:PACHI Urges Communities to Form Cholera Discussion Groups
[Nyasa Times] Parent Aid Child Initiative (PACHI) has urged communities which were affected by cholera in Lilongwe to form groups that will enhance information sharing on cholera and other health issues that the communities are likely to face. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Tsetse Flies in Nkhota-Kota Game Reserve Cause Panic
[Nyasa Times] Communities in Nkhota-kota, Mzimba, Salima and Ntchisi that surround Nkhotakota Game Reserve have expressed concern over rampant Tsetse flies in their areas which they say are posing a threat to human beings and animals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Child bride and fistula survivor becomes an advocate for change
MULANJE DISTRICT, Malawi – Margret Rambiki was just a teenager, married at 14, when she nearly died in childbirth.It was 2002 in the Mulanje District of southern Malawi. Achild bride, Ms. Rambiki may have been physically unready for pregnancy.Her labour was prolonged and obstructed, a potentially deadly complication. And her access to emergency care was dangerously delayed. She remembers her father arguing with the health care provider because of their long wait for assistance. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Malawi:Registration Stage Crucial On Net Distribution
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Registration stage of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets ( LLINs) campaign is crucial as it will determine the success of mass distribution of the nets to every household. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Study On Mass Distribution of Antibiotics Worrying - Medics
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A new study involving nearly 200,000 children in Tanzania, Malawi and Niger has suggested that antibiotics should be widely distributed on a massive scale as a strategy to cut down on deaths of new-borns and infants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Mosquito Nets Mass Distribution Begins September
[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -National Malaria Control Programme has said the countrywide door-to-door distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) begins in September this year (2018). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Government to Reconstruct Kitchen At Mchinji District Hospital
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government has assured people of Mchinji District that it will start reconstructing the kitchen at the district's hospital which was burnt down by fire about four years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Up to Boost Cholera Preparedness in Three Districts
[Malawi News Agency] Salima -United Purpose (UP) has said it will launch a four-month project in three districts of Salima, Dedza and Lilongwe to support their efforts in cholera-prevention preparedness following the just ended outbreak in the districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Teen Pregnancies Haunt Thyolo
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Rachel Masanga is a Standard 5 drop out currently pregnant. Her life is going through hell. At 15, she is already facing maternal complications befitting the age of her mother. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Urban vulnerability, disaster risk reduction and resettlement in Mzuzu city, Malawi - Kita SM.
For most developing countries at risk of disasters and climate change, adopting structural measures to reduce disaster risks remain a challenge. This paper presents findings of a study conducted through a mixed methods design in a flood risk city in Malawi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences and HIV sexual risk-taking behaviors among young adults in malawi - Vanderende K, Chiang L, Mercy J, Shawa M, Hamela J, Maksud N, Gupta S, Wadonda-Kabondo N, Saul J, Gleckel J, Kress H, Hillis S.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) exhibit a dose-response association with poor health outcomes in adulthood, including HIV. In this analysis, we explored the relationship between ACEs and HIV sexual risk-taking behaviors among young adults in Malawi. W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Malawi:Sex Workers Drilled in Sexual and Reproductive Health
[Malawi News Agency] Rumphi -Thirty members of Rumphi Commercial Sex Workers Alliance have been trained in sexual reproductive health (SRH) owing to their high vulnerability to sexually transmitted infection, including HIV and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Men's Non-Compliance to TB Screening Worries Zomba Council
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -Authorities at Zomba District Council have expressed concern over low men patronage to mobile Tuberculosis (TB) screening initiative currently underway in the district where almost 300 men against 500 women have undergone the rapid tests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:UN Women Calls for Support and Protection for Persons With Albinism in Malawi
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -United Nations Women (UNW) said persons with albinism need to be provided with necessary support and protected from all forms of discrimination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A young activist in Malawi campaigns to keep girls out of marriage and in school
MANGOCHI, Malawi– Jenipher Sanni dreams of making it big in life, and this year, she prepares to sit for four exams to attain the certificate she needs to move on to university.But getting to this point has not been a straight shot for Jenipher. At age 21, she has already lived two lives – as a wife and as a student.When she was 14, she dropped out of school to getmarried. “In my community,” she said, “getting married at this age is not strange. It is seen as normal.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: grojec Source Type: news

Malawi:NGO to Provide HIV Testing to 3500 Youths
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -At least 3500 youths from the area of Traditional Authority Ndamera in Nsanje District are expected to be HIV-tested by March 2019 under the Goals for Life Project being implemented by a local non-governmental organization known as Friends of AIDS Support Trust (FAST). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Salvation Army Donates Chlorine As Hospital Scales Up Sanitation
[Nyasa Times] Salvation Army has donated chlorine worth K2.5 million to Karonga District Hospital to promote sanitation and hygiene in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Gynaecologist Sheds Light On Abortion Law Reform in Malawi
[CSJNews] Renowned Malawian gynaecologist Dr Chisali Mhango sheds light on abortion law history, misconceptions, fears and law reform process in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Go for High Blood Pressure Testing
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -International Society of Hypertension (ISH) is appealing to l Malawian to have their high blood pressure (BP) tested in various health facilities in the country in the month of May. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Are one-stop centres an appropriate model to deliver services to sexually abused children in urban Malawi? - Mulambia Y, Miller AJ, Macdonald G, Kennedy N.
BACKGROUND: The Republic of Malawi is creating a country-wide system of 28 One-Stop Centres (known as 'Chikwanekwanes' - 'everything under one roof') to provide medical, legal and psychosocial services for survivors of child maltreatment and adult intimate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Malawi:District Health Office Staff Observe May Day, Clean Hospital Premises
[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -To keep their premises clean and interact with ground labourers, Chikwawa District Health Office (DHO) senior and junior staff joined hands on Labour Day to clean up around the hospital's premises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Why Legalising Marijuana Matters for Zimbabwe
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has legalised the growth of mbanje for medicinal and scientific research, making it one of only three countries in Africa to do so. Only Malawi and Lesotho have pipped Zimbabwe to the post. Hopefully, these are only the first, tentative steps in a continent-wide trend, but time will tell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Country Making Strides in Fighting Malaria - Survey
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The 2017 Malaria Indicator Survey Report has indicated that the country is making strides in the fight against malaria registering a decline of malaria cases in children as well as an increase in the uptake in the usage of Insecticides-Treated Nets (ITNs) (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Bwaila Hospital Gets Two BP Machines
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -International Society for Hypertension Thursdays donated Blood Pressure (BP) digital machine worth K 120,000 to Bwaila Hospital Maternity Wing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Govt to Engage Stakeholders On User Fees in Hospitals, Schools
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government says it will engage concerned and relevant stakeholders in ensuring that health services and education in public institutions are accessible and available for all. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics
Providing one dose every six months saved one in four babies, researchers reported. Now the W.H.O. will consider recommending routine use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Antibiotics Infant Mortality Trachoma Bacteria Third World and Developing Countries New England Journal of Medicine World Health Organization Carter Center Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Pfizer Inc Niger Malawi Tanzania Azit Source Type: news

Malawi:Mutharika Secures Dental School Project for Malawi in Scotland
[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika's official visit to Scotland has seen Glasgow pledging to help Malawi establish its first fully-fledged dental college. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:What's Holding Malawi Back in Its Fight Against Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] Malaria is a major health problem in Malawi. Each year millions of cases are recorded - most are pregnant women and children under the age of five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Mosquito Nets Used for Fishing in Nsanje
[Nyasa Times] Fishers along the Shire River and other fishing grounds in Nsanje District are using mosquito nets for fishing which the Fisheries Department has described a s worrisome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:President Mutharika Visits University of Glasgow
[Malawi News Agency] Glasgow -University of Glasgow in Scotland has pledged to continue training Malawians in the medical field and aiding research works in health care delivery for scientific discovery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Amref Health Systems Advocacy Partnership Launched
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Ministry of Health has assured Amref Health Africa in Malawi of its support in the implementation of their programmes in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news