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Nu Skin Charitable Promotion Reaches Important Milestone: 100,000 Trees Donated to African Nation of Malawi

PROVO, Utah, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS ) announced that more than 100,000 trees are being donated to villages in Malawi thanks to the company's distributors and customers who have purchased Epoch Baobab Body Butter. Since launching the product in Jan...

HTH Worldwide Opens Access to Medical Care in Malawi

First to Contract with Top Clinics in Capital City Lilongwe RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HTH Worldwide, a global health and safety services company, today announced it has contracted with four of the leading private medical clinics in Lilongwe, Malawi. The agreements enable global t...

The Web Project visits The House of Good Health in Malawi

The Web Project sponsors HIV charity in Malawi Africa (PRWEB) December 24, 2008 -- Having decided to help support a charitable cause it didn't take long for The Web Project to find The House of Good Health in Senga Bay, Malawi. Known locally as Nyumba Ya Thanzi, the c...

LATH wins contract to boost health research capacity in Malawi

Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health (LATH), a consulting arm of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, has been awarded a 10 million contract to manage a programme of work supporting a new Health Research Capacity Strengthening (HCRS) initiative in Malawi. Led by the National Research Coun...

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 a...

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 hosp...

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 ...

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 occurre...

HIV Drugs Provide Breast-Fed Babies With Some Protection

... five. The results of the Breastfeeding, Antiretrovirals and Nutrition (BAN) study, conducted in more than 2,000 HIV-infected mother-child pairs in malawi in Africa, are scheduled to be presented in South Africa Wednesday at the 5th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and...

Liverpool to strengthen health research in Africa

...and nurture young researchers at the beginning of their careers. LSTM and the University work with universities in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, malawi and Zimbabwe as part of the SACORE consortium which aims to support African medical schools in creating a vibrant research environment for students an...

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Malawi in Medical Technology

Progress Against Malaria and Other Infectious Diseases Among Highlights at Annual Vaccine Conference

...rial, which is expected to take three years, is to begin within the next few days among 14,000 infants in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Gabon, Tanzania, Kenya, malawi and Mozambique. Ballou will discuss the prospects for a malaria vaccine at the NFID meeting at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday. "Preliminary studies indi...

38.7 Million People Break Guinness World Record for Stand Up Speak Out on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

...l lighting a bonfire against poverty which burned for the 24 hour period (see http://www.mnetafrica.com/bigbrother/videogallery.asp ). -- In malawi children were asked to bring a blade of grass to a local football match, the sum of which was their total of 15,584 participants. -- In the P...
Malawi in Biological News

Study highlights massive imbalances in global fertilizer use

...be given subsidies to purchase fertilizer and good-quality seeds. "In 2005, malawi was facing a serious food shortage," he recalled. "Then the government bega...izing fertilizer and corn seeds. In just four years production tripled, and malawi actually became an exporter of corn." Food production is paramount...

Evolution tied to Earth movement

...mes paper says other research has shown the Kenyan part of the wall rose mostly between 7 million and 2 million years ago, mountains in Tanganyika and malawi were uplifted mainly between 5 million and 2 million years ago, and the walls southernmost end gained most of its elevation during the past 5 million ...

Newfound ancient African megadroughts may have driven the evolution of humans and fishes

...ht also suggests the famous cichlid fishes of Lake malawi evolved four to eight times slower than previously...f Sciences. Another article by members of the Lake malawi Drilling Project, "East African megadroughts betwe...Cohen said. Extracting cores from Lake malawi required the kind of rig used in ocean-going drill...

Thousands of starving children could be restored to health with peanut butter program

... Traditional treatment of moderate malnutrition in malawi involves feeding children a corn-based porridge at...ington University in St. Louis who has traveled to malawi twice to work with Manary. "In addition to the s...y usually stay healthy, Manary said. "Mothers in malawi know that malnutrition is the single biggest threa...

Malaria may fuel spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

...nson Center's Clinical Research Division. Using a mathematical model designed by Abu-Raddad that was based on HIV and malaria co-infection data in malawi measured and collected by Kublin, the scientists for the first time were able to assess quantitatively the impact of malaria on HIV and vice versa, as...

Multiple genes permit closely related fish species to mix and match their color vision

...chlid speciation. In the new work, the researchers performed physiological and molecular genetic analyses of color vision in cichlid fish from Lake malawi and demonstrated that differences in color vision between closely related species arise from individual species' using different subsets of distinct v...

Study uncovers placental microtransfusions lead to transmission of AIDS virus during childbirth

...es think they have discovered a major reason why that occurs. A new study they conducted with 149 pregnant HIV-infected women in the African nation of malawi showed that tiny amounts of virus-laden blood leak from women's placentas to babies during labor. All of the subjects and their babies had been given ...
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