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World Water Day: Water is health, Clean hands can save your life

Clean HandsWater is essential to human health. The human body can last weeks without food, but only days without water. Water is essential to our survival. Regular handwashing, is for example one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Up to one trillion germs can live in one gram of poop.

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Malawi's First Lady Gertrude Mutharika Bemoans Low Number of sick Children on ARV's

Gertrude MutharikaMalawi’s First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has bemoaned the low number of children currently on HIV/Aids treatment, arguing that more needs to be done to increase the number of children on the pandemic’s response strategy.

The First Lady was speaking in Lilongwe at a steering committee meeting of the Organization of African First Ladies on HIV and Aids-OAFLA.

Malawi’s fight against Diabetes appears to be scaled down

Healthcare in MalawiThe war on Diabetes scaled down in Malawi due to lack of practical knowledge and commitment in the hospitals by the nurses in management of the diabetic patients. This was disclosed at the review meeting organized by Journal Aid to map the way forward in fighting against diabetes on 27 February, 2015 at Bridge view Hotel in Lilongwe.

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Malawi sets Goal to eliminate trachoma by 2018

Treating Eye DiseaseBlantyre, March 8: Malawi has initiated a unique programme aimed at eliminating blinding trachoma by 2018.

The programme, set to benefit nearly 6000 people, is based on a large scale programme of surgery, antibiotic distribution, facial cleanliness and environmental improvement.

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South African Civil Society Groups Call for the Reinstatement of Joint Committee on HIV & AIDS

Jacob ZumaOn the eve of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) to Parliament, the undersigned civil society organisations1 renew our demand that the Joint Committee on HIV and AIDS be reinstated. The committee, initially set up in 2012, was disbanded in 2014.

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