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Malawi Needs More Midwives Amidst Acute Shortage – Study

Malawi Needs More Midwives Amidst Acute Shortage – Study

There is an acute shortage of midwives in health facilities across the country with a total of only 3233 midwives against the required 23 637, a recent study by White Ribbon Alliance for safe motherhood revealed. Professor Maurine Chirwa of Prime Health Consulting which carried out the study said serving midwives were below World Health […]

Malawi Police Arrest Four Over Bones of Albino – ‘They Were Murdered in Zambia’

Malawi Police Arrest Four Over Bones of Albino – ‘They Were Murdered in Zambia’

Malawi Police in Kasungu are keeping in custody four people for allegedly transacting in tissues extracted from a corpse of a person with albinism. The police told Mana on Wednesday the four are Daglous Chikuta, 46, Kelvin Mvula, 59, Mikayele Zimba, 67 and Samuel Kamanga 32. According to Kasungu Police Public Relations Officer, Edna Mzingwitsa, […]

Malawi: Man, 38, Hangs Self After ‘Disagreement’ With Wife Over Booze

Malawi: Man, 38, Hangs Self After ‘Disagreement’ With Wife Over Booze

A 38-years-old man in Malawi has reportedly killed himself after he “disagreed with his wife, who advised him to change his drinking habits”, a report says. According to Nyasa Times, Lazaro Chitsunda was found hanging from a tree. Police spokesperson Inspector Kingsley Dandaula confirmed the death, adding that the deceased was a “heavy drinker”. “The […]

Female Condom Campaign Rolls Out In Dedza

Female Condom Campaign Rolls Out In Dedza

A sexual reproductive health rights advocate has embarked on a three months campaign in Dedza to promote the use of female condoms in sexual relationships. Talimba Bandawe, a World Contraception Day Ambassador to Malawi, says the campaign is targeting youths aged 18-24 to raise their awareness about contraception and safe sex. Speaking in an interview […]

U.S Grants Malawi K4.4 Billion To End Gender Based Violence

U.S Grants Malawi K4.4 Billion To End Gender Based Violence

 U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer and visiting U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell have announced a $6 million (MK 4.4 billion) in new funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. According to a press release from the American Embassy in Malawi made available to Malawi News Agency […]

Malawi: Muluzi’s Daughter Killed By Lightning Strike

Malawi: Muluzi’s Daughter Killed By Lightning Strike

First born daughter to former president Bakili Muluzi, Mrs Esme Muluzi-Malisita has been killed by lightning while at her farm at Mpemba in Blantyre, a relation Dr Ishamel Chioko has confirmed. Muluzi-Malisita died when lightning struck her and a friend Hazel Busile while the two were helping out in fertiliser application at a garden in […]

Malawi: Faith Groups Protest Amended Abortion Bill

Malawi: Faith Groups Protest Amended Abortion Bill

Members of various religious groups in Malawi held street protests Tuesday against a proposed law that would expand women’s ability to terminate a pregnancy. The country’s existing law allows only pregnant mothers whose lives are in danger to obtain an abortion. More than 20,000 people including schoolchildren, medical personnel and members of a Rastafarian sect […]

Let Us Educate Needy Girls – BEAM

Let Us Educate Needy Girls – BEAM

Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust says it will leave no stone unturned in its efforts to mobilize enough resources to support education of needy girls in the country. The commitment was registered Friday by BEAM Regional Chair Person for the North, Caroline Mfune on the sidelines of a clean up campaign launch organized by Chitipa District […]

Malawi: Villagers Hail Female Councillor for Development

Malawi: Villagers Hail Female Councillor for Development

 Communities from Salima Central’s Maganga Kuluunda ward Wednesday commended their female councillor Beatrice Mbewe for initiating development projects especially in the education sector. According to the communities Mbewe has managed to initiate six primary schools, renovated a secondary school, bridges and paid bursaries to needy students as well as giving them school uniforms. The communities […]

Joyce Banda ‘Ready’ To Serve Again

Joyce Banda ‘Ready’ To Serve Again

Malawi’s former president Joyce Banda has finally declared that she is ready to bounce back as the country’s Head of State should Malawians ask her to do so. She made the declaration on Voice of America (VOA) Straight Talk Africa programme aired live across the globe on the evening of Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from […]