Reproductive Health

Action Aid introduces parenting education and support program

Action Aid has stressed the need to increase efforts in sensitizing guardians on the importance of sending their children to Community Based Child Care Centers (CBCC) as one way of improving the country's education standard Nsanje Action Aid Early Childhood Development Project Officer Fred Likhutcha admitted that not much is being done to ensure that parents change their attitude towards education as evidenced by high...

USAID to spend $10.4 million to empower girls in Malawi to use birth control

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to spend up to $10.4 million in taxpayer dollars to “empower” young girls in Malawi to use birth control. The grant is aimed at preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, particularly HIV - which disproportionately infects young females in Malawi - even though such efforts have failed in the past. As part of USAID’s “Girls’ Empowerment through Education and...

Malawi midwives on learning trip to Scotland

A team of midwives from Malawi have taken part in a project aimed at reducing the number of mothers who die in childbirth. Charity Mtawali, Susan Njingambewe, Marla Bvumbwe and Rose Chamanga, travelled across the north and north-east to learn more about maternity care in Scotland. During their visit as Commonwealth professional fellows, they shared their own experiences and learned more about the training of midwives...

MALAWI TO HIT 60 MILLION BY 2050

The space might be small, it might be occupied by a large water body on the other end and there might be pressure on social services but the Family Planning Association of Malawi says the country is yet to be populated. According to a report released by the body, Malawi will reach a staggering 60 million people by 2050, a situation that will see much...

“Wearing underwear to bed poses health risk to women,” warn doctors.

Wearing underwear to bed poses potential health risks to women according to finding of a new survey put together by medical experts who believe that it could lead to the growth of harmful fungi. Family physician Dr Grace Obong, who participated in the survey, said that the female genital needs to breathe in order to maintain its PH levels and prevent fungi and odour. She...

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