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K Motors Repairs Ambulances For Free Of Charge For Mwanza District Hospital

K Motors Repairs Ambulances For Free Of Charge For Mwanza District Hospital

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K Motors , a vehicle repair company, says the company is proud to make a contribution in promoting quality health care in the country. Managing director for the company Mansoor Karim made the remarks when they delivered an ambulance repaired free of charge for Mwanza District Hospital. The company, according to Karim, spent close to K7 million to fully recondition the vehicle. "The communities that these ambulances serve is where we draw our clients from. By helping these hospitals we are indirectly serving our clientele too," he said. Director of health and social services for Mwanza District Dr Samuel Simbi said the assistance from K Motors will help in reducing deaths influenced by transport challenges. Simbi said: "The catchment area we have to serve is huge. That requires...
3 Million People Are Diabetic In The Country

3 Million People Are Diabetic In The Country

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This has been revealed today, Wednesday bduring the commemoration of Diabetes Day in the district. Neno district Director of Health and Social Services Dr. Grace Momba attributed the figures to excessive beer drinking, smoking and lack of balanced diet. According to Momba, there is need for massive awareness in rural areas on preventive measures and signs of the disease. She further observed that most people report to the hospital late as they are not able to recognise the early signs of the disease. Conquering with Momba, Lothiar Ngulube for Partners in Health has since emphasised the need for concerted efforts between non- governmental organisations if the fight against the disease is to be won; saying government alone cannot afford. Meanwhile, over 300 patients in the di...
WHO Launches Recommendations For Preterm Infants

WHO Launches Recommendations For Preterm Infants

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World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched new recommendations based on new evidence that has emerged that can improve the care of preterm or low birth weight babies. This comes as the world commemorates World Prematurity Day, which falls on November 17 annually. “There are 25 recommendations which substantially expand the ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘how’ for improving the survival, health and well-being of preterm and low birth weight babies. This includes Kangaroo Mother Care and involving families in the care of their babies right from the time of birth,” reads part of the WHO statement on World Prematurity Day. According to WHO, globally an estimated 15 million babies are born too early every year, “Approximately 1 million children die each year due to complications of preterm bir...
Malawi Commemorates World Diabetes Day

Malawi Commemorates World Diabetes Day

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Malawians have been urged to go for Diabetes tests periodically saying many people do not know their status until it is too late. Chairperson for the Diabetes Association of Malawi, Clement Mandala, made the appeal in Kasungu during this year's World Diabetes Day commemorations. Mandala said it is disheartening that many people in the country do not go for medical checkups until they are critically ill. "Many Malawians do not like going to the hospital but I want to urge people to go to the hospital several times in a year to check their sugar levels," added Mandala. Currently, his organisation has intensified awareness activities through committees which are found in most hospitals and health centres across the country.
Stakeholders Raise Alarm As Local Drug Manufacturers Nears Collapse

Stakeholders Raise Alarm As Local Drug Manufacturers Nears Collapse

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Pharmacists and industrialists under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Malawi, said that local drug manufacturers may soon close since almost all finished pharmaceuticals products are to be imported into Malawi, even those that fall under import prohibition list. Local pharmaceuticals companies blamed the situation on inconsistent government policies, which deter potential investors and kills local drug manufacturing. They cited a publication by the Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST), which seen advertising tenders inviting international bidders to compete with local manufactures on the prohibited list package of drugs that is to be locally manufactured in the country according the LPO, CMST/G/MMS/022/000602. This publication h...
Police Court Clergy Society On Increased Suicide Cases

Police Court Clergy Society On Increased Suicide Cases

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Police in Kawale on Wednesday urged clergymen within Area 23 to join law enforcers in the battle against the reigning spirit of committing suicide due to financial and marital challenges. Speaking during the meeting, Senior Superitendent Tinyade Pahuwa lamented on the increased number of people terminating their own lives hence urged the men of God who were present to consider tackling the issues of suicide during church services. "We are very concerned with the suicide figures despite our interventions in the fight against the malpractices that's why we are here to seek the indulgence of you to join us by spreading the message to your congregants during church services" Pahuwa pleaded. The clergymen were also encouraged to open the door to everyone by having seminars and counsel...
Locally Manufactures Of Drugs Are Facing Closure

Locally Manufactures Of Drugs Are Facing Closure

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Buy Malawi Strategy is a Government of Malawi programme designed to promote the consumption of locally produced goods and services. Locally produced goods and services are those made or offered by firms located in Malawi, regardless of the original nationality of the ownership. In order to promote local pharmaceutical companies in Malawi on buy Malawian campaign, Central Medical Store Trust had an agreement and special orders of some medical drugs to be manufactured in the country by giving tenders to local manufactures of drugs located in the country, That means a certain package of some medical drugs were supposed to be locally manufactured in our country by locally pharmaceuticals companies in Malawi according to Buy Malawi Campaign strategy, CENTRAL MEDICAL STORES FLOUTED THE OR...
600 Abortion Cases Registered In Mzimba

600 Abortion Cases Registered In Mzimba

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Health authorities in Mzimba South say that the district has registered over 600 post abortion complication cases from January to dat,e with 55 of those recorded in October alone. Mzimba district post - abortion care coordinator Gracious Masewo described the trend as worrisome as most cases involve teenagers and youths in their 20s. Meanwhile the board member for the Coalition for Prevention of Unsafe Abortion Kenneth Mtago says with support from the Family Planning Association of Malawi, they are engaging youths in the country to lobby for adoption of the reformed termination of pregnancy bill of 2016, which could help in reducing if incidents of unsafe abortions.
World Vision Malawi Aids Dedza District Hospital

World Vision Malawi Aids Dedza District Hospital

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World Vision Malawi has donated medical supplies worth K4.5 million to Dedza District Hospital. Speaking when presenting the donation, World Vision Dedza -Salima District Manager, Chikumbutso Kamwendo, said as a child-focused organisation, they decided to support efforts of improving health services. "We realised that government cannot manage to achieve the provision of better health service delivery on its own, hence our support," said Kamwendo. Dedza District Hospital Public Relations Officer, Mwayi Liabunya, hailed World Vision Malawi for the support as the hospital is facing a shortage of medical supplies. "As a district, we have gaps in terms of medical supplies and equipment since our catchment area expands beyond Malawi borders to Mozambique," said Liabunya. The dona...
Malawi Commemorates National Community Health Day

Malawi Commemorates National Community Health Day

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Key stakeholders in the health sector across the country have gathered at Makawa School Ground in Mangochi for this year's commemoration of National Community Health Day in Malawi. The day is set aside with respect to community health workers' crucial role in providing health care in communities. Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, is presiding over the commemoration.