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Balaka nurses go on strike demanding removal of DHO

Government is spending K100, 000 per day paying hired health personnel at Balaka District Hospital where nurses have gone on strike demanding removal...

Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention

Conclusive research shows that medical male circumcision substantially reduces men’s risk of acquiring HIV infection through vaginal sex, making it an important addition...

US donates medical equipment worth K80 million to Malawi hospitals

The United States government on Tuesday donated state of the art medical equipment and other supplies to the Kamuzu Central, Queen Elizabeth and...

Unsafe sex irking HIV/Aids fighters

The Principal Secretary in the Department of Nutrition and HIV/Aids in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Edith Mkawa has faulted the mechanisms...

Lack of incentives to blame for dwindling reading culture

BY MIKE VAN KAMANDE Reading Jack McBrams’ opinion on ‘who’s to blame for lack of reading culture’ (Malawi News of April 16-17, 2011 edition...

United to End Stunting in Malawi

Callista Mutharika, Malawi’s First Lady, launched the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) movement during a one-day meeting in Lilongwe last Thursday, July 28, by...

Malawi drug shortage slightly improving

Two months after doctors at Kamuzu central hospital raised the alarm over drug shortage; officials at the facility say the situation has now slightly...

DFID Support Withdraw Could Worsen Health Workers’ Shortage in Malawi

The problem of health workers has reached “a global crisis point”. World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that the world is 4.2 million short...

Marriage is a risk factor for HIV infection in Malawi

Marriages in Malawi are characterised by such stark gender inequalities that marriage itself is a risk factor for HIV infection in women, according to...

Cost of Living Worsens in Malawi | THE LHM—MALAWI BLOG

The cost of basic items has markedly gone up over the past few months, but salaries of most workers are increasingly failing to...

Relating to people – Tales of mixed reactions

Lets do some matchings between emotions and events I experienced in Malawi. The events are:  1. Wedding  2. Funeral The emotions: A. Excitement B. Disconnect So...

MW GEARED TO FIGHT 16 MILLION UN INTENDED DEATHS BY 2020

Health expert have disclosed that increasing use of contraceptive method would see Malawi avoiding 16 million deaths by 2020. At the moment, the current contraceptives...

Queer Malawi lifts the gay curtain

Johannesburg, South Africa (IRIN) – Africa is generally not a safe place to have a same-sex relationship – you can be shunned by...

Malawi: Strengthening power for infants’ sustenance

Chancy Namadzunda, AfricaNews reporter in Lilongwe, Malawi Like many rural and illiterate mothers from her home village Nthiwatiwa in Salima district lying almost 150...