Mlare Health Centre in KA Finally Reopens

  Community members around Mlare Health Centre can now afford a smile following the reopening of the health facility that was closed in late December last year due to poor sanitation. The consensus to have the facility reopened was reached at a meeting Mlare health centre management committee members held at Mlare with traditional leaders, council officials, Karonga district health officer (DHO) and Member of Parliament for the area, Frank Mwenifumbo. The meeting followed a series of invitation letters that HMCM chairperson Vyanangika Mkwala has been writing the two offices…

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Kaphuta CCAP Spoils Mzimba Hospital on Boxing Day

  Kaphuta CCAP Church in Mzimba on has donated assorted items worth K250,000 to patients at Mzimba District Hospital as a way of celebrating Christmas period with the needy people. Church members, led by Reverend Henry Kondwani Mvula donated packages that included rice,soap and sugar to patients in maternity, surgical, medical wards and pediatric wards. One of the expectant mothers,Lucy Mwale who comes From Eswazini area in the Traditional Authority Kampingo Sibande said the kind gesture would make her Christmas and new year memorable and promising. . ” I have…

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What Christmas Means to Some

  On December 25 every year, Christians globally celebrate the birth of their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The day is mostly characterized by prayers, praise and worship; giving thanks for the Messiah born to save mankind. Usually, the celebrations throw off on Christmas Eve. But to some, Christmas means something different; time to party, spoil themselves and almost kill themselves with liquor. This year’s Christmas was not without such drama. The pictures below and above went viral on the damage some did to the day (or the the damage…

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APAM Feels Betrayed, Demands Own Court

  Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) is frustrated and feels betrayed by government’s failure to fulfil its promise of prosecuting five cases on the abductions, attacks and killings of albinos. Its Executive Director, Overstone Kondowe shared the frustration when making an assessment on the justice given to its members as the year ends. Kondowe said authorities have not shown committed political will in speeding up prosecution of cases on violence directed at persons with albinism. “I must say we are disappointed with the pace at which these…

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Torturing Pregnant Women Through Careless Abandonment of Health Facility Projects

A visit to some rural areas in three districts in the northern region of Malawi, women couldn’t hide their faces any longer but express their dissatisfaction and anger towards their own elected leaders as well as government especially on health challenges haunting them. Despite some not believing in the existence and power of God, in all the visited areas life is a miracle. In Mpata village, Traditional Authority Kyungu in Karonga district, the community especially pregnant women said their only hopes of giving birth are Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs). They…

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Chief Condemns Early Marriages

  Traditional Authority Mkumpha 3 of Likoma and Chizumulu Islands has bemoaned youths school dropout emanating from early marriages due to unplanned pregnancies among the young Islanders saying the tendency retards development of the society. He made the remarks in Mukulawe at Likoma Secondary School football ground where he attended a family planning awareness campaign as the guest of honor under the theme “Having children by choice, not by chance” championed by the Ministry of Health with funding from the United Nations Fund for Population Agency (UNFPA). Addressing hundreds of…

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Bedbugs Hit Mponela Rural Hospital

  There is a seemingly outbreak of begbugs that continues causing havoc at Mponela Rural Clinic in Dowa District. But Dwa District Council’s Health and Environment Service Committee Chairperson, Councilor Jeremoth Jumbe, said government was trying all it could to address the problem. Jumbe was responding to a concern raised by a Business representative to the Dowa District Council, Samuel Chunga who wanted to find out what precautionary measures the council has to address the problem of bedbugs which keeps on resurfacing at the hospital. Jumbe said bedbugs keep on…

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Mzuzu Varsity Optometrists Take Clinic Pledge

Optometry Level 5 students at the Mzuzu University on Friday took a pledge to professionally discharge their duties whenever attending to patients with eye problems as they leave for practicals in various clinics. Optometry is a health care profession which involves which involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems or abnormalities as well as the medical diagnosis and management of eye disease. Among others, the 13 students vowed to place the treatment of those seeking their care above their personal gains. “We promise to provide professional care for those…

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Health Minister Welcomes Chilima’s Donation to QECH

Minister of Health, Atupele Muluzi has welcomed a one million kwacha donation that Vice President and Leader of Opposition, Dr. Saulos Chilima made to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre to cater for challenges haunting the referral health facility such as faulty diagnostic machines. It followed a general public outcry for an immediate financial intervention for CT brain scans at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre. A letter signed by QECH’s Specialist Neurosurgeon, Dr. Patrick Kamala says the donation will go a long way in addressing challenges patients have been facing.…

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Anduna in Serious Pains; Call for Help

One of the renowned organizers of poetry shows in Malawi and a poet himself, Mollen ‘Anduna’ Nazombe is in serious pains; demanding urgent help to seek medication at Dee-yang Hospital in Lilongwe. Anduna is also well known for his radio poetry show, Bwalo La Alakatuli that has featured on Matindi, Times and Angaliba radio stations and attracts huge following. The punchy vocal Anduna on radio cannot walk and remains stuck at his home in Chimwankhunda, Blantyre hoping for some Good Samaritans to save his soul. This has prompted a grouping…

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