Weather & Climate Change

CRISIS AT KASUNGU DISTRICT HOSPITAL: WATER DISCONNECTED OVER UNPAID BILLS

Health service delivery at Kasungu District Hospital has come to a standstill following a decision by Central Region Water Board to disconnect water at the premise over unpaid bills. The development has also forced guardians at the hospital to fetch water from unsafe places such as rivers. Ministry of Health Spokesperson Adrian Chikumbe has confirmed of the development in an interview with the press, saying his...

METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT TRASHES HEAT WAVE ALERT CIRCULATING ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA

The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological services has trashed a report circulating on the social media that the country will experience strong heat wave from 10 - 17 October 2015, saying what is speculated is not a heat wave. The development comes amid abnormal weather changes the country is experiencing at the meantime. In a statement made available to FaceofMalawi signed by Director of Climate...

MALAWI DOCTORS UNION THREATENS TO GO ON STRIKE OVER FAILURE BY GOVT TO RECRUIT 51 NEWLY GRADUATED MEDICAL DOCTORS

Medical Doctors Union of Malawi (MDUM) and the Society of Medical Doctors (SMD) have threaten to go on strike if the government will stick to its decision of not recruiting 51 recently graduated medical doctors due to financial constraints. In a joint statement signed by the two bodies made available to faceofMalawi, the Doctors says the move taken by government displays lack of seriousness in...

BRITISH GOVT DONATES 400 ARCHIVING BOXES TO MW GOVT

The British government has donated about 400 archiving boxes to Malawi government in the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services to help in keeping historical climate records at the Department. The UK government made the donation through the office of Deputy British High Commissioner to Malawi Martin Scales on Tuesday in Blantyre. Receiving the donation on behalf of Malawi government was Minister of Natural Resources,...

Malawi develops primary school climate change curriculum

The Government of Malawi has published a 'Climate Change Sourcebook for Primary School Teachers' in support of its National Climate Change Learning Strategy, developed under the One UN Climate Change Learning (UN CC:Learn) Partnership. The Sourcebook, 22,300 of which have been distributed thus far, promotes integrating climate change education into schools with the goal of shifting an entire young generation of Malawians toward climate-friendly...

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