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MoH to construct 55 health posts to the tune of K13 billion
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MoH to construct 55 health posts to the tune of K13 billion

Ministry of Health (MoH) says it is working to construct 55 new health posts across the country worth K13 billion courtesy of the Global Fund and Malawi Government. The portfolios minister, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda made the revelation on the sidelines of a press briefing held Wednesday at the Central Office of Information in Lilongwe. The minister said the 55 new health posts will be constructed in various places in rural areas to ensure that people do not travel long distances to access health services. She said out of the funding for the project, about K9 billion will come from Malawi Government while K4 billion will be from the Global Fund. The ministry will also construct offices for Public Health Institute of Malawi (PHIM), according to the minister. “My ministry has a...
Malomo Health Centre in Ntchisi launches in-patient services
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Malomo Health Centre in Ntchisi launches in-patient services

By Pauline Kaude: Malomo Health Centre in Traditional Authority Chilookos area in Ntchisi District has become the first Health Centre in the district to start offering in-patient services. Ntchisi Director of Health and Social Services, Dr Lumbani Munthali said during the launch of the in-patient services at the facility that with a catchment population of about 50,000 people, the in-patient services will help in reducing congestion at the district hospital. According to Munthali, people from Malomo and the surrounding areas were covering long distances to access in-patient services at the district hospital located thirty kilometres away. He said the in-patient services that will be offered at the facility will be admissions for pediatrics as well as male and female patients in...
Manipal Hospitals strengthens Africa, India healthcare bond
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Manipal Hospitals strengthens Africa, India healthcare bond

By Charles Mkula: Biakolo Essomba, a 44-year-old resident Cameroonian medical doctor recently underwent a successful liver transplant at Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore, India where he had been referred to after several failed treatments in his home country since he was diagnosed with viral hepatitis in 1997. Liver viral hepatitis is an inflammation or the damage of the liver caused by an infection in the blood system or body fluids that may lead to complications such as cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. Essomba’s story is the same as those of many other patients across the world, who travel outside their countries in search of advanced and more affordable medical treatment at Manipal Hospitals, where reports indicate that the southern African nation of Malawi contributes ...
UN Pledges Support towards Covid-19 fight
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UN Pledges Support towards Covid-19 fight

The United Nations has pledged it's commitment towards Malawi's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The visiting UN Global Cordinator for Covid-19 delivery partnership Ted Chaiban made the commitment during an audience he held with Malawi President, Lazarus Chakwera, on Thursday afternoon. During the meeting Chaiban said he is impressed with the strides that Malawi is making in the management of various interventions like the vaccination campaign which President Chakwera launched in May 2021. "I must say I'm impressed with what the government of Malawi has achieved so far in managing the the pandemic.The UN therefore pledges it's support towards the president's steadfast leadership of the country to ensure that Malawi achieves full recovery in the long run," said Chaiban. And ...
Delivering quality health care services improve as constituents receive medical equipment
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Delivering quality health care services improve as constituents receive medical equipment

By Staff Writer: Health workers need modern, reliable equipment in order to provide quality health services to patients, and devoid of such medical equipment, services delivery is hugely compromised. Similarly in order to improve the quality of education enhancement of early childhood development cannot be over emphasized. In a daring effort to compliment government’s effort in the provision of quality healthcare and improved elementary education, Member of Parliament for Ntchisi North Constituency, Arnold kadzanja, embarked on a meaningful errand to approach well-wishers to assist Malomo Health Centre, a health care facility within his constituency with medical equipment and community based child care centres with educational materials. It was all smiles for the constituent me...
Irish Embassy officials visit Karonga district on Covid-19 mission
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Irish Embassy officials visit Karonga district on Covid-19 mission

By Staff Writer: The Embassy of Ireland on Wednesday paid a courtesy call to Karonga District, where some of the Irish funds were invested in strengthening point of entry for Covid-19 screening and isolations at Songwe border. Since April 2020 when Malawi reported its first case of Covid-19, the Embassy of Ireland has supported the Malawi Government’s Ministry Of Heath efforts and contributed more than two million dollars (US$2,183,176.63), through UNICEF, for the fight against Covid-19. Led by Lilian Chaguluka, the delegation also visited the district hospital where their aid helped in operations of the Emergency Treatment Unit. While at the border, the delegation had time to share notes with the joint border health committee (comprising various government departments that ope...
UN Chief lauds Chakwera’s commitment towards fighting HIV and AIDS
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UN Chief lauds Chakwera’s commitment towards fighting HIV and AIDS

By Staff Writer: UNAIDS has commended President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera's commitment in fighting HIV and AIDS despite reduced donor support. The United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) Executive Director Her Excellency Winnie Byanyima said this on Monday Switzerland after holding talks with President Chakwera on the sidelines of the ongoing World Economic Forum. She said despite the resource constraints as a result of reduction of funding from donor partners that have been affected by the war in Eastern Europe and the Covid-19 pandemic, Malawi remained committed in fighting HIV and AIDS. "Your excellency,UNAIDS has been following your government's commitment in scaling down the HIV prevalence rate in Malawi.Despite resource constraints your government has remained s...
Youth Friendly Health services excite community
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Youth Friendly Health services excite community

By George Bulombola: Young people are future leaders, goes the adage without expounding what it takes for a person to grow and develop into a leader. Youth comprise 60 percent of the countrys population (according to Population and Housing Census of 2018) if well-developed in all spheres of life can be a major work force for the development of the country. With this understanding, youth are a treasure which need to be jealously guarded to ensure that they are well nurtured and develop into instrumental citizens of the country. The most common challenge which youth especially in hard to reach areas is lack of accessibility to Youth Friendly Health Services (YFHS) and youth of Kapongolo area in the area of Traditional Authority Mtwalo in Mzimba are no exception. YFHS Program w...
Pastor Joram’s new Church angers Salanje, given 4 months ultimatum
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Pastor Joram’s new Church angers Salanje, given 4 months ultimatum

By our reporter Church Politics,Envy and Bitternes are the things that men of God should avoid for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven. A shoking news is trending in social media platforms and whatsup groups of men of God. One tend to wonder,why do men of God fight over nothing?? Pastor Salanje has been shocked with the progress of his former associate Pastor's Church who left him due to his oppressive character that even other pastors in his church are preparing to leave. Today Pastor Salanje has given Pastor Joram 4 months ultematum, untill this church collapse or else he will stop being a Prophet." "That thing will not last more than 4 months if it does then God did not call me,said Salanje. "I didn't invite you but you came yourself to me, with love I welcomed you and ...
Social media destruct Nurses and Midwifery profession – Malata
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Social media destruct Nurses and Midwifery profession – Malata

By Dean Chisambo: Vice Chancellor of Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) Professor Address Malata said social media has destruct Nurses and Midwifery profession due to spending more time on their phones instead of treating their patients in this country and globally and there is need for profession rebuild. Malata made the remarks on Thursday during the international Nurses and Midwifery Day. She said many people are complaining that when they go to facilities they find the nurses and Midwifery busy with their phones either on WhatsApp or Facebook and also taking the picture of the patients and shared it in social media platforms saying it is unprofessional and unethical and she pleaded with them to change their behaviour. Malata who was also trained and worked a...