24 September 2017
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New York, September 22: World leaders including six African presidents Thursday, demonstrated how the Fast Track approach to ending Aids is working and positively impacting on health systems in most countries. Fast Track is a strategy which the world adopted to end Aids through treatment, reduction of new infection and…
Neno, September 22/2017: Neno district has surpassed the target it intended to reach during its Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) campaign in which 905 clients were circumcised against the set target of 900. Health Promotion Officer for Neno District Hospital, Ganizani Mkwate attributed the success story to the well-designed mobilization…
Chikwawa, September 21, 2017: Chairperson for Chikwawa district council, Collex Nankumba has urged mothers to observe exclusive breastfeeding to prevent stunting among children. Nankumba made the remarks Wednesday at Lundu Primary School in the area of Senior Chief Chapananga during the launch of the district’s breastfeeding commemoration week. He said…
Blantyre, September 20, 2017: A local pharmaceutical company, Makwelero has introduced new condoms in the country.  The condoms called ‘Makwelero’ are in different flavors of Banana, Grape and Strawberry. Speaking in an interview Managing Director of Makwelero, Victor Kandiado, disclosed that distribution for the new condoms is already underway. “Makwelero…
Mangochi, September 20: Government and Blantyre Institute for Community Outreach (BICO) have expressed hope that Malawi would eliminate trachoma by year 2019 through Trachoma Elimination Programme. This was said on Monday at the commencement of trachoma mass drug administration (MDA) campaign in Monkey-Bay, Mangochi. Assistant Director for Clinical Services –…
Mchinji, September 17, 2017: The HIV and Nutrition Officer for Mchinji, Patrick Mulenga has said the district has managed to achieve a 13 percent decrease on HIV prevalence rate within the period of ten years. Mulenga made the remarks Friday during a tour by the Malawi Partnership Forum for HIV…
Muluzi visiting patients at Mchinji district Hospital - Pic by Sarah Munthali Mchinji, September 13, 2017: Minister of Health and Population Atupele Muluzi says if resources from donor partners are used efficiently and for intended purposes, it could help improve the health sector in the country.    He was speaking…
Lilongwe, September 14: Women Lawyers Association of Malawi (WLA) has pledged continued assistance to women and children who are victims of gender based violence by providing pro bono legal services to help them with their cases. This development comes in light of the recent increase in reported cases of gender…
Lilongwe, September 14: Nkhoma referral hospital in Lilongwe has become one of the beneficiaries of the Airtel Malawi Touching Lives Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative after it received a consignment of medical items worth MK 2 million on Tuesday. The medicine and medical equipment that it received among them include…
On Monday, Japanese Ambassador to Malawi, Kae Kanagisawa visited Chimphandu under five Clinic in Dedza. Speaking to the community leaders after a tour of the facility, the Ambassador commended them for working together with government and development partners by supporting Health Surveillance Assistants in serving the community. She said that…
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Q&A with MEDF COO Dingiswayo Jere

Q&A with MEDF COO Dingiswayo Jere

Government through Parliament instituted the Malawi Rural Development Fund (MARDEF) which later changed to MEDF ( Malawi Enterprise Development Fund) to act as a reliable public money lending office for Malawians. Some years have passed and MPHATSO LASTONE NKUONERA caught up with Chief Operations Of...