15 November 2018
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Chiradzulu, September 12, 2018:  Preliminary results from National Open Defecation Task Force (NOTF) have shown that Sub-Traditional Authority (STA) Onga in Chiradzulu is now open defecation free (ODF). This is the first chief in Chiradzulu whose area is open defecation free out of the six Traditional Authorities (TAs) and four…
Lilongwe, September 9, 2018: Founder of the Lilongwe based Community against Diabetes and Hypertension (CADH), Olive Kadzakumanja has called for concerted efforts in fighting Diabetes and Hypertension in the country. CADH is a community grouping currently with 30 member groups founded in 2015 with the aim of fighting diabetes and…
Lilongwe, September 9, 2018: Lighthouse Trust has appealed to families in the country to take issues of HIV and AIDS seriously as one way of combating it from community levels. Lighthouse Ambassador, Manzoor Bheda said this Saturday during the seventh annual Lighthouse Trust Family Day held at Kamuzu Central Hospital…
Salima, September 11, 2018: Stakeholders working to improve nutrition among communities in Salima have bemoaned low literacy levels among care givers in the district, saying it is negatively affecting implementation of nutrition projects in the district. Speaking to Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Monday, the District Aids Coordinator, Lucious Njobvu,…
Machinga, September 11, 2018: Machinga District Hospital Environmental Health Officer (DEHO), Mathews Kalaya, says the Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLIN) which will soon be distributed across the district, will help reduce Malaria cases the district registers.  Kalaya made the remarks on Monday in Liwonde at a Health Promotion Technical…
Chitipa, September 11, 2018: Traditional Authority Mwaulambia of Chitipa has called on stakeholders to enhance provision of skills and knowledge on value addition and processing of food to communities to combat malnutrition in the district.   Speaking Saturday during an agriculture fair which was organized by Chitipa District Agriculture Development Office,…
Mzuzu, September 8, 2018: Mzimba North District Health Office with funding from the Global Fund has embarked on mass Tuberculosis (TB) of screening exercise in a bid to identify and provide treatment to TB patients. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) Friday at the Boma, Mzimba North DHO…
Dowa, September 7, 2018: Partners in Hope (PIH) with support from USAID on Wednesday donated two X- ray machines worth 200 million kwacha to Dowa District Hospital and Madisi Mission Hospital. The Director of Health and Technical Support Services in the Ministry of Health, Dr Benson Chilima, said the health…
Mulanje, September 7, 2018: All is set for the mass mosquito net distribution scheduled for September 23, 2018 in the country. Logistics Officer for the Malaria Control Programme, Elizabeth Mkandawire expressed optimism that the mass distribution will among other things help in reducing malaria prevalence rate in the country.  In an…
Chiradzulu, September 4, 2018: Chiradzulu District is expected to distribute 241, 253 to 100,937 registered households in the district, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established.  According to the District Environmental Health Office, 80, 000 long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) was a projected figure to be distributed but the figure rose to…

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Treating child marriage as defilement

 Treating child marriage as defilement

Blantyre, November 13: Section 81 of the Child Care, Protection and Justice Act, offers protection of children from forced marriage or betrothal whereas section 22 of the newly amended constitution restricts any person under 18 from marrying. Nonetheless, the law seems not enforced as girls as youn...