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High HIV rates in Malawi’s mining sector

Malawi Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) implementing projects in the mining and extraction sector have been asked not to overlook the issues of HIV and...

SALIMA HOSPITAL COLD ROOMS OUT OF FUNCTION FOR THREE MONTHS

Three compartments of the cold room at Salima District hospital mortuary have not been operating for the past three months, raising concerns of a...

New HIV infections rate worries government

Government has expressed worry over the new HIV infections that the country is registering. Principal Secretary for Nutrition, HIV and Aids in the Office of...

Malaria vaccine trial raises hope

Researchers are to expand a clinical trial of a new malaria vaccine after promising results in a preliminary study in Burkina Faso. The trial...

Lilongwe in a water crisis: 6 days no water

Malawi's capital city, Lilongwe, is in a crisis and probably as they did with the Cashgate scandal, they may just call this a breakthrough...

HIV PREVENTION PILL TAKEN BEFORE AND AFTER SEX TO REDUCE THE...

An HIV prevention pill taken by gay men before and after sex reduced the risk of virus transmission by 86 percent, according to the...

BAN SELLING LIQUOR SACHETS SAYS HEALTH COMMITEE

The parliamentary health committee has supported calls on the need to ban selling of liquor sachets which are facilitating alcohol abuse by mostly the...

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...

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...

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...