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WHO donates MK62.2m PEDSAM kits to Malawi Government

WHO donates MK62.2m PEDSAM kits to Malawi Government

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World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday donated to Malawi Government 48 kits of pediatric severe acute malnutrition (PEDSAM) worth MK62.2m to address challenges posed by pediatric severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the country. WHO Country Representative to Malawi, Dr. Neema Rusibamayila Kimambo, made the donation through the Ministry of Health at a ceremony which took place at Capital Hill in Lilongwe. Kimambo described the donation as a crucial contribution to Malawi's healthcare system, particularly in addressing the effects of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children. She said the PEDSAM Kits are meticulously designed to provide essential supplies necessary for the effective treatment and care of children suffering from malnutrition, as well as malaria. “Enclosed with...
Mutharika Continues reaching out to Muslims during Ramadan

Mutharika Continues reaching out to Muslims during Ramadan

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Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) President Professor Peter Mutharika, who is also former state President for Malawi on Monday continued with his goodwill gesture when he donated food hampers to 300 Muslim households at Chisigele Village, TA Mponda in Mangochi who are fasting in this month of Ramadan . Mutharika reaffirmed his commitment that he will stand again as President in 2025 to rescue the people from this economic mess. Mutharika said he was sure that he will win the elections because Malawians have now realized that they made a mistake by opting for the Tonse Alliance which is led by Malawi Congress Party (MCP). "We are taking this country back from these thieves and we will make it a country for all Malawians as we have always been doing. I am with and I will not a...
Govt Asks Health Stakeholders To Chanel Support Towards Malnutrition Fight

Govt Asks Health Stakeholders To Chanel Support Towards Malnutrition Fight

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Reported by Rachael Julaye Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda has expressed worry over the increased cases of malnutrition that are said to claim many lives of children in the country. She made the sentiments on Monday this week when she received Pediatric Severe Acute Malnutrition- PEDSAM kits and Anti Malaria drugs from World Health Organization-WHO. Chiponda says currently 31 children out of every 1000 live births die due to malnutrition but was quick to say that the situation is improving. "As pointed earlier, the current infant mortality rate for Malawi in 2024 is 31 deaths per 1000 live births and I urge other partners to emulate WHO gesture to save children's lives already stricken by malnutrition in Malawi," says Chiponda. In her Remarks, WHO country repr...
Police to arrest “Ambuye Ntengeni” liquor shop owners in Blantyre

Police to arrest “Ambuye Ntengeni” liquor shop owners in Blantyre

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Police in Blantyre have put measures to counteract the effects of selling liquor drink dubbed "Ambuye Ntengeni" in Blantyre. The beer has claimed lives of 5 youths and 3 others are under medical attention at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital after imbibing it at Manase in the district. But Blantyre District Director of Health and Social Services, Dr. Gift Kawalazira, has said the people, eight in total, drank the alcohol at Manase in a commercial city and later showed symptoms of failing to see and serious body weaknesses. We have established that the proprietor of the place where this locally brewed beer was made has been arrested.
Hindu Community Erects 11 Boreholes In Thyolo And Mulanje

Hindu Community Erects 11 Boreholes In Thyolo And Mulanje

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Hindu Community of Blantyre has erected 11 boreholes worth K65 million in Thyolo and Mulanje. During handover ceremony in Juma village in the area of Sub-Traditional Authority Nguluwe, Hindu Community member Satish Zala says funding for the project has come from some of their members who were born in Thyolo and Mulanje but are now based in the United States of America (USA). "It is the wish of our USA-based members to see our people drinking safe and clean water," he says. Group village woman Juma says they are thankful to the community for the support, which has come at the right time.
YONECO takes GBV, HIV fight head-on

YONECO takes GBV, HIV fight head-on

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KONDWANI KANDIADO-CONTRIBUTOR Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) says is geared to help reduce cases of gender-based violence and HIV among youth and adolescent. The organisation is implementing a project dubbed "SASA" prevention model in some peri-urban areas of Lilongwe. The model is a community dialogue system developed in Uganda where communities identify solutions that lead to GBV and HIV prevention and mitigation. Speaking in an interview on Wednesday , during a training of trainers held in Mponela-Dowa YONECO's Executive Director, Mac-bain Mkandawire said the model is a response to the rising cases of GBV and HIV among youth and adolescents. "Gender based violence is a big issue. We are receiving a lot of reports. Last year we received about 4,000 cases through our G...
Conjunctivitis outbreak and control faces challenges in Dowa

Conjunctivitis outbreak and control faces challenges in Dowa

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By Vincent Gunde Loyce Banda…. Conjunctivitis is a preventable disease The District Health Promotion Office in Dowa, says lack of resources to implement surveillance activities on Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) disease and lack of knowledge among health workers on Acute Conjunctivitis disease, is hampering the disease control in the district. Conjunctivitis is an inflammatory or infection of the transparent membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white part of the eyeball, the white of the eyes appears reddish or pink when small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed and they are more visible. In Malawi, Viral Conjunctivitis started in February, 2024 and as now, it has affected many districts across the country including Dowa, Dowa district started registering pink ...
Lipipa Amanga Chipatala Cha Manase

Lipipa Amanga Chipatala Cha Manase

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Ichi ndi chipatala cha Manase chomwe akumanga ndi Phungu wa Blantyre City South wolemekezeka a Noel Lipipa. Kubwera kwa a Noel Lipipa ku dera la Blantyre City South zinthu zambiri zikuchitika ndipo zitukuko ndie ndi mbwee. Anthu aku derali ayamikira a Lipipa kamba kogwiritsa ntchito Constituency Development Fund (CDF) moyenerera. Noel Lipipa kusintha Blantyre City south!
Mankhwala akumabedwa bwanji m’zipatala?

Mankhwala akumabedwa bwanji m’zipatala?

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Zikuoneka kuti dziko lino latha nzeru pa nkhani zobedwa mankhwala m’zipatala Ngati njira yothandiza kuthetsa mchitidwewu, panakhazikitsidwa makomiti m’zipatala zonse za m’dziko lino. Anthu akulira kubedwa kwa mankhwalaMakomiti amenewa amayenera kumatsatira mmene mankhwala amayendera mpaka kukafika kwa wodwala. Koma izi zikuoneka kuti sizikusintha kalikonse. Mwachitsanzo, usiku wa Lachiwiri, apolisi m’boma la Ntcheu anamanga a Christopher Zimbiri kaamba kopezeka ndi mankhwala mopanda chilolezo. Mankhwalawa akuganiziridwa kuti anachokera m’zipatala za boma. Malingana ndi mneneri wapolisi m’bomalo a Jacob Khembo, a Zimbiri a zaka 27 a m’mudzi wa Bula kwa mfumu Kwataine ku Ntcheu analephera kuyankha atafunsidwa komwe anakatenga mankhwalawo kapena kusonyeza chizindikiro choti anach...
Deputy Minister commends PIH for donating K3.2 billion Oxygen Plant

Deputy Minister commends PIH for donating K3.2 billion Oxygen Plant

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Deputy Minister of Health Halima Alima Daud has commended Partners in Health (PIH) for donating an Oxygen Plant to Chikwawa District Hospital. Speaking during the handover ceremony of the facility on Thursday, Daud said the donation will go a long way in providing quality medical oxygen to patients in the Lower Shire. “It is my plea that other well-wishers will complement your efforts to provide service contract cover for the plant and help government to secure additional oxygen plants and other oxygen therapy technologies for hospitals which are not yet covered,” she said. Daud added that it is important to take good care of the Oxygen Plant installed at the hospital, which was procured by PIH at the value of USD 1.16 million equivalent to approximately K3.2 billion. In her r...
President Lazarus Chakwera has officially opened the Blantyre International Cancer Centre, The private health facility, has been constructed by the Thomson and Barbara Mpinganjira Foundation