16 November 2019
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Lilongwe, November 11, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Population has stressed the need for the country to stay prepared for Ebola disease even though there has been no single confirmed case registered in the country. The portfolio’s minister, Jappie Mhango, made the statement Friday in Lilongwe at a press…
Lilongwe, November 11, 2019: Ministry of Health and Population (MoH) says it is committed to adopting various measures including mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns, to eradicate Bilharzia and intestinal worms-related diseases in the country. Communications Officer in the ministry, Adrian Chikumbe made the remarks on Friday in Mponela, Dowa during…
Blantyre, October 24, 2019:  Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) said it has successfully trained 188 mother groups from all the 13 education zones in Mulanje with skills on how they can support girls education.  YONECO Field Officer for Mulanje Enallah Msukwa disclosed this on Wednesday when orienting mother group representatives…
Lilongwe, 9 October 2019: Ebola preparedness supplies arrived in Malawi on Tuesday. Speaking to the media, Joshua Malango who is the Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Health, said that although there is no cause for alarm. The supplies which include protective gear and medicine have been purchased with 478,000…
Zomba, Sept 26, 2019:  Government has pledged to work with the church and development partners to ensure promotion of quality education for nurses, midwives and other medical practitioners to achieve quality health care delivery system in Malawi. Vice President Everton Chimulirenji made the commitment at St Luke’s Nursing and Midwifery…
Blantyre, September 26, 2019: Blantyre District Health Office (DHO) has intensified Ebola awareness campaigns amid reports that the disease has spread to Tanzania which is closer to Malawi. Unconfirmed reports indicate that one person is suspected to have suffered from the disease in Tanzania, a country that borders with Malawi…
Lilongwe, September 24, 2019: Lilongwe District Health Office (DHO) has emphasised on the need for more civic education among young girls and women on the dangers of early marriages and pregnancies if obstetric fistula is to be dealt with in the country. She said the high prevalence of child marriages…
New York, September 22,2019: The United Nations is on Monday expected to give Malawi an award for the outstanding work and contribution the country is making in achieving the Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) related Sustainable Development Goals. The country will receive the United Nations Interagency Task Force for the Prevention…
Lilongwe, September 17, 2019: President Arthur Peter Mutharika has donated 100 stethoscopes to third year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery students at the College of Medicine Lilongwe Campus as one way of ensuring that medical students have necessary equipment when carrying out their clinical training. Presidential Physician, Colonel…
Blantyre, September 10, 2019: Blantyre District Health Office on Monday said it was on the look out to protect its community members against scabies illness as they are geared to start rolling out sensitization campaigns in preventing the epidemic. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) Monday in Blantyre,…
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Conflicting policies hinder fight against child marriages

Conflicting policies hinder fight against child marriages

Blantyre, October 25, 2019: The whole Nimbire Village in Traditional Authority (TA) Mlomba in Machinga woke up that morning to the sad news that Amidu Frank, 19, had eloped with Khadija Yusufu, 13, (not her real name) to Blantyre. Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare team in ...