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We Can Do Better On Maternal Health in Malawi

Maternal Health in MalawiLIFE—the single most invaluable God-given gift—doesn’t have to be constantly in regrettably avoidable danger. It simply doesn’t have to be. This doesn’t have worrisomely to be more especially in times humanity health endeavors to fulfil nature’s sacred call—that is, procreation.

For instance, it is reported that mother earth lost 289,000 lives of women in 2013 alone due to pregnancy and childbirth related complications. These dear lives of our mothers, sisters, aunts, and daughters could have not have been this needlessly lost were it the case that governments, state organs, civil society organizations, and the donor community alike were doubly willing enough to do something aimed at making improvements on maternal side.

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Life-saving Scottish Government grant hailed by meningitis charity in Malawi

Bangwe ClinicMeningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is delighted to have received a substantial three year grant from the Scottish Government to continue its health intervention project, Action Meningitis, in Malawi. 

The international charity launched Action Meningitis because its research showed meningitis in Malawi is particularly lethal, and that Malawians often delay seeking medical help until it is too late. This results in meningitis and other severe bacterial infections killing and seriously disabling a high number of Malawian children every year.

Protecting fans from Ebola at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea

Ebola Control at CAFThanks to preparedness activities by Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Health, FIFA and WHO, the one million people gathered in Equatorial Guinea for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations are able to focus more on footie than on fears of Ebola.

"Large mass gatherings like the FIFA World Cup, the Olympic Games or the Africa Cup of Nations are highly visible events and offer the occasion to promote long lasting health legacies," says Dr Maurizio Barbeschi, WHO scientist and team leader for the WHO preparedness and mass gatherings team. Dr Barbeschi and colleagues have published numerous articles on mass gatherings and disease surveillance and control, including a recent series in The Lancet.

6 February, 2015 is The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Girl Genitals being Mutilated

International Health Bodies Mobilise Health Workers to help End FGM



Friday 6 February, 2015 is The International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM. Unless action to end FGM is accelerated, over the next decade, 30 million girls could be subjected to this form of violence against women, which has no medical benefits and can cause significant physical and psychological harm.

This year’s Zero Tolerance Day will focus on encouraging health workers to protect girls at risk of FGM, and to provide physical, emotional and psychological support and care to survivors. Increasing medicalization of the procedure is a major barrier to its eradication and, despite the huge numbers of medical personnel who are actively engaged in efforts to end FGM, a final push is needed to ensure that health workers the world over commit to zero tolerance.

Global Fund granting of $574mn To Malawi for disease control should put rumors to rest

 Minister of Health, Jean KaliraniLILONGWE (Maravipost)--Malawi’s Minister of Health, Jean Kalirani has disclosed that the government of Malawi has received assurance from the Global Fund for a grant of US$574 million to fight against HIV and Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis.

Speaking on arrival from Geneva, Switzerland where she led a delegation from Malawi to discuss possible ways of funding her country’s program, describing the meeting she had with the Global Fund team as â friendly and successful one.

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