Traditional leaders in the country have been called upon to eradicate harmful traditional practices which impinge on the progression of women and girls in the socio-economic activities.
The call was made by President Dr. Joyce Banda on Friday at St. John the Baptist – Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) in Mangochi during this year’s commemoration of International Women’s Day which officially falls on 8th March annually.
“I would like to appeal to traditional…
U.S. agencies that work to fight HIV this week began a five-year effort with Malawi’s government to improve health care for Malawians infected with the virus. The program – targeting seven districts across Malawi – aims to build on the country’s success in combating HIV/AIDS. The United Nations says that from 2001 to 2011, Malawi reduced infections by 72 percent, more than any other country in Africa.
Spearheading the new program is a non-governmental organization, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Malawi is touted as the first…
The charity ‘Building Malawi’ , has pledged to build ‘Grace’s Netball Court’ at Lingadzi Academy, Lilongwe, Malawi. This will enable young underprivileged Malawian girls to have their very own netball court and enjoy everything that Grace so loved about being part of a team. Building Malawi has all the experience and expertise to make sure this project is sustainable and will last long into the future for the benefit of everyone involved. Grace’s Netball Court will be decorated with her artwork and will also be used for drama productions, a massive annual rock festival “Lilongwe Love“, and as a place…
Malawi will receive £37 million in UK aid to help tackle HIV and boost the supply of vital medication, Justine Greening has announced.
The International Development Secretary said £21 million had been earmarked for projects to reduce the number of HIV infections in the African nation. They include giving 164,000 couples and 17,000 pregnant women counselling and testing for the infection as well as the distribution of more than 23 million condoms.
After a meeting with Malawian president Joyce Banda at the Department for International Development’s Scottish headquarters in East Kilbride, Ms Greening also confirmed…
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Malnutrition in Malawi: is permaculture the solution?
Malawi’s dependence on maize has led to malnutrition, will encouraging permaculture help Malawians increase their intake of micronutrients?
As the third highest per capita consumers of maize in the world, Malawi’s dependence on a grain with high energy content but low protein, fat, and micronutrient quality has led to sustained issues of malnutrition. Despite recent praise of Malawi’s efforts to end hunger from the head of the Food and Agriculture Organisation…
Crop diversification, increasing the productivity and production of farmers through small-scale irrigation projects, improving local market systems, and other actions being implemented by the government could give a strong push to the eradication of hunger and malnutrition in Malawi, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today, following a high-level discussion with President Joyce Banda of Malawi and EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs.
“It was interesting to hear about government programs to support small-scale livestock production and crop diversification,” Graziano da Silva said.
“FAO is ready to increase its assistance to develop agriculture, improve food security and increase the income of…
With the Minister of Health present, Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) officially launched a community health care programme, funded by Norway.
The event in Lilongwe Tuesday 26th of February marked the start of the new programme “Improving Access to Quality health care in communities in Malawi”. The programme’s main goal is to improve the health and environment for mothers and children through provision of quality health services, psychosocial support and quality health workers in Malawi,…
Grand Valley State University students are making a difference in the Republic of Malawi, Africa, by creating a midwife application to assist in birthing, as well as a solar-powered, portable, backup medical system for when power goes out in the clinics.
The midwife app gives digital access to the book “A Midwife’s Guide” written by Mary Sommers, a certified professional midwife and the cousin of Star Swift, an associate professor of management at GVSU.
“Originally we were going to just help my relatives put the book up on a web site,” Swift said. “Folks from both Steelcase and Google told…
World Sight Day 2012 marked the official handover of a new optometry training centre to the Malawi School of Optometry, made possible through the generosity of Canadian optometrist, Dr. Allan Jones and the eye care charity, Canadian Vision Care. In the lead up to the ceremony, Dr. Jones spent some time at a mobile eye clinic with the students and faculty of the School of Optometry.
The School of Optometry program in Malawi is a project of the Brien Holden Vision Institute, which is implemented in conjunction with Mzuzu University, Malawi Ministry of Health, Malawi College of Health Sciences, Sightsavers International and Optometry Giving Sight.
Optometry Giving Sight would like to…
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