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Nkhotakota, May 10, 2018: Nkhotakota District Health Office (DHO) says the youth in the district need to be exposed to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in order to reduce cases of abortions among teenage girls which are reported to be high in the district. Nkhotakota District Health Officer, Sosten…
Zomba, May 7, 2018: Authorities at Zomba District Council have expressed concern over low men patronage to mobile Tuberculosis (TB) screening initiative currently underway in the district where almost 300 men against 500 women have undergone the rapid tests. The development has since prompted the council to deliberately bring the…
Nsanje, April 9, 2018: Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) stakeholders in Nsanje District have been asked to put in place measures that will ensure sustainability of improved sanitation as one way of eliminating Trachoma disease.   African Medical Research and Education Foundation (AMREF) Program Manager, Young Samanyika said on Monday during…
Nsanje, May 9, 2018: At least 3500 youths from the area of Traditional Authority Ndamera in Nsanje District are expected to be HIV-tested by March 2019 under the Goals for Life Project being implemented by a local non-governmental organization known as Friends of AIDS Support Trust (FAST).  FAST Programme Manager,…
Dedza, May 10, 2018:  United Nation Women (UNW)Executive Board President, Ivana Pajevic has hailed government for its commitment to ensuring that cases of child marriages in the country are reduced to manageable levels. She said this Tuesday when she visited Mtakataka at the Headquarters of Senior Chief Kachindamoto in Dedza…
Karonga, May 7, 2018: Communities around Kaporo Rural Hospital have expressed concern over the delay by Karonga District Health Office (DHO) to provide reliable source of water at the health facility which they say now stinks. “ The problem is now unbearable; the hospital is producing very bad smell which…
Thyolo, May 4, 2018: Inmates at Thyolo Prison had all the reasons to smile recently when aspiring Member of Parliament for Thyolo Central, Dr Ben Phiri donated a 5000 litre water tank to the reformatory institution.  Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Thursday, Phiri said despite…
PHALOMBE, May 04, 2018: Youths from remote areas of Phalombe claim they were struggling to access sexual reproductive health services due to the District Health Office’s unwillingness to provide the package within their local areas through youth community based distribution agents (YCBDAs). The District Health Office (DHO) is said to…
Machinga, May 4, 2018:Chancellor College law expert, Dr. Enock Chilemba on Thursday urged traditional leaders in Machinga to develop by-laws that could protect the rights of people with disabilities including those with albinism. Dr. Chilemba who is also coordinator for Chanco Legal Clinic said when Chanco partnered with the Federation…
Blantyre, May 4, 2018: Panos Institute Southern Africa (PISA) has appealed to all partners working in the health sector in Malawi to step-up the momentum in the fight to eradicate malaria which is one of the country’s top public health problems. The partners include health service providers, civil society organizations…

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Enhancing communities’ resilience to floods

 Enhancing communities’ resilience to floods

Lilongwe, May 22: Floods have become a common occurrence in most parts of Malawi and the resulting damage has had far reaching consequences on individual lives and their communities. For people of Group Village Headman (GVH) Dzindevu and the surrounding areas in Dedza have been part of the statisti...