Reproductive Health

“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...

Two women die while giving birth at Mchinji hospital due to electricty black out

The safe motherhood song is suddenly dying under the noise of the 2014 campaign trail in which all efforts of the champion of safe motherhood, President Banda, is redirecting her efforts to it. Reports that we have indicate that two women have died together with the children they were about to deliver at Mchinji hospital due to power failure. It is being said that power went...

Nkhatabay sex workers want bigger condoms for ‘extra-large’ customers

Women, who ply drinking places as commercial sex-workers at Nkhatabay Boma say the current standard male condoms do not fit some of their clients hence, the need for larger size. The women disclosed this recently to journalists who interacted with them during the National AIDS Commission (NAC) tour to appreciate the challenges they face and their involvement in the fight against HIV and AIDS. The queens...

Why Should Women Die Like Goats?

In Malawi, one in 36 mothers dies in childbirth—but even the U.S., which ranks 50th in the world in maternal mortality, has a long way to go in saving mothers after childbirth. Kwataine Masina, a senior chief in Malawi, can sum up with just one story why he is working to stop maternal deaths after childbirth in his nation. Before he was a chief, a traditional...

Women MPs call for family planning support

Malawi's Women Caucus Committee of parliament has vowed to lobby other lawmakers not to pass the 2013-14 national budget if it will not have a vote for family planning. The female MPs made the revelation on Thursday during a follow-up meeting on achieving family planning commitments developed in August 2012 in Kampala Uganda. The MPs say government intervention on family planning can help reduce health challenges...

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