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Avian flu scare in Malawi too!!

The scare of avian flu doesn’t seem to shoo away. In a new scare is Malawi who dispatched blood and tissue samples to neighbouring South Africa. The suspect is of course avian influenza after thousands of migratory birds were found dead on a hill in the central Ntchisi district.// ....There was alarm and panic as agriculture officials expressed alarm after local villagers started scooping up the...

Eating Contaminated Food Leads To Cholera Outbreak In Malawi

Cholera has claimed the life of nearly 24 hungry Malawians, and infected thousands of others who are forced to eat contaminated food out of hunger and desperation. // The Mangochi resort district and Blantyre (commercial hub of Eastern Africa) are the worst affected. ....The drought that occurred previous year and the subsequent food shortage has been accounted for the situation now prevalent i...

Malawi Has More Work Against Aids - UN Reports

Peter Piot, the executive director of the United Nations Aids programme urged the Government to create views and trends to fight against Malawi's HIV infection rate// , which has reached 1,00,000 numbers. ....Since 14 per cent of the countries inhabitants were affected, some measures have to be taken to reduce its prevalence, said Piot. ....Top officials of UN and Britain, met the president Bin...

HIV /AIDS testing center at Malawi's parliament.

Malawi's parliament has enabled a testing center for HIV/AIDS so that their staff, MPs and ministers can avail the services //at the start of the national testing and counseling week, scheduled to begin next week with the theme "Plan for your future, go for HIV test today." ....Mary Shawa, secretary for HIV and AIDS and Nutrition in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), confirmed that...

First Paediatric AIDS clinic in Malawi

Baylor College of Medicine International Paediatric AIDS Initiative and the Abbott Fund set up Malawi’s first paediatric AIDS clinic.// ....The First Lady Ethel Mutharika is upset over the alarming rate of prevalence of HIV/AIDS among the youngsters. .. “As a mother, the health concerns of the children of Malawi are particularly close to my heart but the prevalence of the HIV and AIDS status am...

Clinton to Launch 70m Dollar Hospital Project in Malawi

Former US president Bill Clinton will on Friday launch a multi-million dollar hospital project in impoverished Malawi, where health care is dogged by poor facilities and a brain drain . ......"Former president Clinton will perform a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the modern hospital which will cost 70 million dollars," Local Government Minister George Chaponda told AFP Thursday...

'Sexually Active' Malawians Urged to Take HIV Tests

Malawi, ravaged by the AIDS pandemic, has urged its six million "sexually active" citizens to go for voluntary HIV tests when a week-long national campaign starts Monday . ......Health authorities said in a statement issued Friday that statistics had shown that out of "six million sexually active Malawians, only 15 percent have gone for HIV testing and know their status." ......"This implies th...

Malawi Targets 150,000 People With AIDS Drugs

Malawi has set itself a target of supplying 150,000 HIV sufferers with free anti-retroviral drugs by the end of year, the head of the national AIDS commission (NAC) said on Monday . ......"We are close to 110,000 people on ARVs and we hope to hit 150,000 by the end of December when we launch a massive scale-up of the drugs" from September, NAC chief Biziwick Mwale told AFP. ......The increase w...
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