15 November 2018
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Kasungu, June 23: Minister of Home Internal Security Grace Chiumia has hailed Plan Malawi for supporting government on birth registration. The Minister made the remarks on Thursday during handover ceremony of a Van to the National Registration Bureau (NRB) at Nthembwe Primary School in the area of Senior Chief Kaluluma…
Lilongwe, June 23: Government has called on Malawians to work together in ending child marriages as one way of promoting children’s rights in the country. Justice and constitutional affairs minister Samuel Tembenu said this on Wednesday at Capital Hotel in Lilongwe. He was speaking during an interface dinner commemorating the…
Salima, June 20, 2017: The Salima District Health Office (DHO) has said that it has vaccinated 216,813 children in the Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign against the targeted 204,714, representing 106 percent coverage. Speaking to the Malawi News Agency (MANA) in an interview, the Coordinator for Expanded Program on Immunization, Luciano…
Lilongwe, June 19, 2017: A group of ladies from Lilongwe will on June 23 hold a fundraising dinner for the purchase of some medical equipment for a Kangaroo Mother Care Unit at Kamuzu Central Hospital. The unit is lacking items like digital scale and manual scale, adjustable hospital beds, mattresses,…
Ntchisi, June 19: Realising she had missed her menses for three months, Emily Biziwelo (not her real name) sneaked out of Kayoyo Community Day Secondary School. She started off at dusk, for a five-kilometre journey to her home, Chikhala village in Nthondo area. A school bag on her back and…
Blantyre, June19, 2017: The Pharmacy, Medicines and Poison Board (PMPB) has warned producers and distributors of herbal products to desist from providing misleading promotional information of their products to the general public. PMPB Acting Registrar, Mphatso Kawaye, said this in a press release issued on Saturday after noting that advertisements…
Blantyre, June 19, 2017: Sanitation and hygiene in Community Based Childcare Centres (CBCCs) in Blantyre is expected to improve once a project constructing modern toilets in the structures is complete. This was disclosed recently during interface meetings organized by Blantyre District Council aimed at mobilizing communities to properly utilize the…
Chikwawa, June 19, 2017: Health authorities in Chikwawa have announced that they will embark in an oral cholera vaccination campaign targeting 40, 000 people in order to overcome the cholera outbreak that already infected 41 people. Chikwawa District Environmental Health Officer (DEHO), Veronica Mkukumila, told Malawi News Agency (Mana) in…
Lilongwe, June 16: Communities and School going children have responded positively to the ongoing National Integrated Measles- Rubella vaccination campaign within the Area 18 Health Centre catchment areas. A random check on Wednesdays and Thursday by Malawi News Agency (MANA) revealed encouraging turn up to most centres within the catchment…
Dedza, June 7: Federation for Disability Organisations in Malawi (Fedoma) has encouraged people with disabilities in Dedza to join Village Savings and Loan (VSL) groups to empower themselves economically and be able to fend for themselves and their families.   Speaking on Monday during a community mobilization meeting aimed at…

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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...