New plea for MMR vaccination as cases rise
795 cases of mumps and 231 of measles in first quarter of 2019 Related items fromOnMedica Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Results from children ’s flu jab pilots ‘encouraging’ World ’s first malaria vaccine piloted in Malawi babies HPA warns of possible measles epidemic Vaccination of children could target flu best (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Update On MSF Emergency Response to Cyclones Idai and Kenneth - Mozambique
[MSF] In early March, a storm cell brought heavy rains to Malawi before heading out to sea off the coast of Mozambique and intensifying into Cyclone Idai. In the early hours of the morning of 15 March, Idai returned to land wreaking havoc in the city of Beira, home to some 500,000 people, as well as in the surrounding districts of Manica and Sofala, where it has destroyed the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people. The cyclone then moved through to the Chimanimani region of Zimbabwe, causing fu (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Amref Secures Funds Towards Emergency Response
[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -Concerned by the March devastating floods and the impact of Idai in some parts of the country, Amref Health Africa has sourced funds that will go towards emergency response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Farmers Union Engages in Nutrition Project in Ntchisi
[Malawi News Agency] Ntchisi -Farmers Union (FUM) with support from Japan Social Development Fund through the World Bank has launched a nutrition project in Ntchisi District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Safe From Ebola - Ministry of Health Still Alert
[Nyasa Times] Malawi is safe from the deadly disease, Ebola, a senior government official has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: CSQ Appeals for Support to Buy Speculums for Cervical Cancer Screening
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Cancer Survivors Quest (CSQ) says they need at least 60 speculums to enable them screen all women that seek the service under the Alinafe Cervical Cancer screening project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: The Sex Workers On the Frontlines of the HIV Response in Malawi
[MSF] An MSF programme in four districts in southern Malawi is helping thousands of women who earn their living from sex work to overcome barriers to health services, in part by training and employing sex workers as health workers in their communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: DPP Shadow MP Promises to Build Health Centre in Area 24
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aspiring candidate for Lilongwe City South West, Scholastica Chidyaonga has promised people of Area24 and Ngwenya that she will construct a Health Centre and Secondary School once elected as a parliamentarian for the area on May 21. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: NTP Establishes About 2000 Sputum Collective Points
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -National Tuberculosis (TB) Control Programme (NTP) has disclosed that the establishment of 2000 sputum collection points in the country has contributed to the prevention of 4,000 TB cases in the third quarter of 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Big pharma can only see the benefit of R & D for wealthy markets | Kenan Malik
There is too little incentive for pharmaceutical companies to work on treatments for diseases of low-income countriesAt the end of April, health workers in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya began rolling out the first and so far only vaccine proved to protect against malaria. It ’s part of a World Health Organization pilotprogramme that could immunise more than one million children by 2023. Yet, while this is a welcome step in the fight against malaria, it also exposes the problems in developing vaccines for use in non-western countries.This kind of endeavour can ’t be repeated, from GSK’s point of viewContinue rea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kenan Malik Tags: Malaria Pharmaceuticals industry World Health Organization Africa Global health GlaxoSmithKline Drugs Science Business Global development Society World news Ghana Malawi Kenya Source Type: news

Africa: Malawi Is Testing a New Malaria Vaccine. but It's Still Early Days
[The Conversation Africa] Malaria is a leading cause of death and illness around the world. Over 200 million cases are reported every year, and more than 400 000 people die. More than 90% of cases are reported in sub-Saharan Africa. Scientists have spent decades searching for an effective vaccine. Hence the recent excitement when Malawi's government announced it had launched a pilot programme for the world's first malaria vaccine, RTS,S (also known as Mosquirix ©), produced by the pharmaceutical company, GSK. It's the first vac (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Acts On Joyce Banda's 'Directive' - Employs Health Care Workers
[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Health in conjunction with the Ministry of Local Government has recruited health care workers barely a day after the former president and People's Party (PP) leader Joyce Banda made the call at a political rally she jointly held with Malawi Congress Party (MCP), presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera in Mangochi on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: U.S. Malaria Initiative Invested U.S.$240 Million for Malaria Fight
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -United States President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) has invested over US$ 240 million in the fight against Malaria in the country since 2006. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: 'Cycle for Life' Event for Children At Kamuzu Central Hospital
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Zikomo Foundation in collaboration with Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) has organized a Cycle for Life event to raise funds towards the purchase of nutrition supplements and food items for Children's ward. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Anxiously Waiting for Result of Trial Vaccine in Malawi - Govt
[Vanguard] The Federal Government says it is anxiously waiting for the result of pilot RTSS/ASO1, the World's first anti-malaria vaccine, recently introduced in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chief Mpherembe Commits to Reduce Stunting
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Traditional Authority (TA) Mpherembe of Mzimba district has said it is saddening to note that the district is one those with high stunting levels in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Buoyed By Technology, Malawi On Cusp of Ending HIV/Aids
[CAJ News] Lilongwe -The country is on course to end the epidemic by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Moh, Unicef in Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -At least 109, 000 under-five children in the country's nine flood-affected districts are expected to benefit from measles rubella vaccination campaign currently being conducted by Ministry of Health with support from United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malaria Vaccine Pilot Launched in Malawi
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed the Government of Malawi's launch of the world's first malaria vaccine today in a landmark pilot programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Rolls Out Africa's First Malaria Vaccine for Children
[VOA] As the World Health Organization marks World Malaria Day, April 25, Malawi has launched the pilot phase of Africa's first ever malaria vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi starts pilot of malaria vaccine for children
GSK drug to be piloted as part of landmark project across Africa (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Malawi 1st to Immunize Kids Against Malaria
"It's an imperfect vaccine but it still has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives," one expert said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Ministry of Health, Unicef in Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -At least 109, 000 under-five children in the country's nine flood-affected districts are expected to benefit from measles rubella vaccination campaign currently being conducted by Ministry of Health with support from United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malaria Vaccine Pilot Launched
[WHO] Country first of three in Africa to roll out landmark vaccine (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World ’s first malaria vaccine piloted in Malawi babies
Vaccine prevents only four in 10 cases – but expected to be ‘promising tool’ in saving thousands of lives Related items fromOnMedica Texting can improve flu jab uptake UK lagging behind peers on child health A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Flu programmes should target young over old, say experts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Malawi First Country to Immunize Children Against Malaria
TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 -- Malawi has become the first country to start immunizing children against malaria, the World Health Organization says. The country will use the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

World's first malaria vaccine could save 'tens of thousands of children's lives' every year
Some 360,000 vulnerable youngsters in Malawi, Kenya and Ghana will be immunised with the vaccine RTS,S every 12 months to help 'bring an end to this disease'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: sexual violence in conflict, a malaria vaccine trial, updates on Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, Sri Lanka and Mali
Here are our top stories for this Tuesday: a focus on conflict-related sexual violence at the Security Council, a groundbreaking trial for a malaria vaccine in Malawi, thousands seeking shelter in Libya ’s capital as fighting continues, concerns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after the attack of an Ebola treatment centre, an update on the death toll of the Sri Lanka attacks, and the Security Council’s condemnation of the killing of peacekeepers in Mali.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi is first nation to use malaria vaccine to help kids: UN
The vaccine, known as Mosquirix, was developed by GlaxoSmithKline and was approved by the European Medicines Agency in 2015. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New malaria vaccine trial in Malawi marks ‘an innovation milestone', declares UN health agency
A new vaccine against deadly malaria which has been 30 years in development, was made available for the first time to infants in Malawi on Tuesday, marking an “innovation milestone”, said the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi becomes 1st nation to immunize kids against malaria
Malawi becomes 1st nation to begin immunizing children against malaria; Kenya, Ghana next (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Distribution of World's First Malaria Vaccine Begins
The World Health Organization and its partners will test the public health effect of immunization in parts of Malawi, Ghana, and Kenya. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 23, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Innovative child malaria vaccine test starts in Malawi
The treatment, developed over 30 years, is the first to give partial protection to children, WHO says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 23, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Malawi First Country to Immunize Children Against Malaria Malawi has become the first country to start immunizing children against malaria, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Egypt ’s Food Challenge: a Good Effort but Not Enough
A bakery shop in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian flatbread, known as Aish baladi or country bread is on the table of all Egyptians, even the poorest, thanks to a smartcard system that assigns certain quantities to each family to avoid unnecessary waste. By Maged SrourCAIRO, Apr 18 2019 (IPS) “Unfortunately the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well,” says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz, an expert concentrating on nutrition and biology at the American University of the Middle East. Diaz’s research focuses on dietary patterns and ethnic-associated risk factors for metabolic syndrome. “While tra...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Middle East & North Africa Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (B Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Piloting the World's First Malaria Vaccine
[Nyasa Times] Malawi government says a vaccine against malaria could be a vital new tool in the fight against the debilitating illness as the Ministry of Health starts immunising children in the world's first large-scale pilot of RTS, S -- the candidate vaccine that is furthest along in development --from April 23 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chief Admits Discriminating People Based On HIV Status
[Malawi News Agency] File photo (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: MSF Emergency Response to Cyclone Idai and Flooding Crisis Update
[MSF] A weather system that produced heavy rains flooded parts of Malawi in early March 2019, before developing into Cyclone Idai which struck Mozambique and Zimbabwe on 14-16 March, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

US and Malawian partners implement malaria vaccine for children in Africa
(University of North Carolina Health Care) The world's first vaccine for malaria will be tested in a pilot study beginning this April in three countries with a high burden of the disease among children, according to researchers leading the project from the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Project-Malawi. In Malawi, malaria is the main cause of illness and death among children age five and younger. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt for Improved Healthcare Precondition for Development
[Nyasa Times] President Arthur Peter Mutharika says good health is a precondition for development hence the need to seek innovative ways of monitoring and evaluating the country's health systems to meet people's needs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New CASA programme to benefit 565,000 smallholders in Uganda, Malawi and Nepal
(CABI) A new five-year £ 30 million UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme is aiming to improve the livelihoods of 565,000 smallholder farmers and their families in Uganda, Malawi and Nepal by stimulating investment in emerging agri-markets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Bushiri Fulfils U.S.$20,000 Pledge for Child Cancer Fight
[Nyasa Times] South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri has fulfilled the K15 million charity pledge he made two weeks towards fighting child cancer at Frere hospital in East London, South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Factbox: Cyclone Idai's death toll stands at 847, cholera cases rise
Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Malawi: Government to Roll Out Malaria Vaccine This Month
[Malawi News Agency] Balaka -pic by Mary Makhiringa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: U.S. Govt Gives Health Ministry Equipment Worth U.S.$1.7 Million
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday handed over medical equipment worth K1.3 billion to the Ministry of Health in Lilongwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: NGOs Build Capacity of Malawian Lawyers to Undertake Abortion Litigation
[CSJNews] Litigation is one strategy that can result in clarification of current vague abortion laws, which are perpetrating violation of women rights, a reproductive health champion has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Police Arrest Five Zomba Health Scences Students Over Protest
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -Police in Zomba arrested five students from Malawi College of Health Sciences (Zomba Campus) during what the students called early morning demonstration on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Offers Reward to Catch Attackers of People With Albinism
[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has pledged that his government will pay a K5 million reward for any report leading to the arrest and prosecution of anyone hatching plans to abduct, maiming and kill Persons with Albinism (PWAs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Focus On Africa - Contraception Blocked in Malawi Following Cyclone Idai
[RFI] Malawi faces a pregnancy crisis as supplies of contraceptives remain stuck at a Mozambican port ravaged by Cyclone Idai. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Factbox: Cyclone Idai's death toll rises to 843, hundreds of thousands displaced
Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news