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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.

Indian company MSN Laboratories launch new pain killers with Fanfare in Malawi

Febuday tablets - Pic by Maston kaiyaLilongwe, February 7: MSN Laboratories, an Indian private drug manufacturing company on Thursday launched two new pain killer drugs known as Tapal and Febuday through Pharmamed, a Lilongwe based pharmaceutical company at a ceremony held at Lilongwe Hotel in Lilongwe.

On the Companies website it says, MSN Group is one of the fastest growing manufacturers of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and Finished dosages in India. Established in the year 2003, MSN Group comprises of four API manufacturing plants, one finished dosage facility and a dedicated Technology development center.

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.

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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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. @2009 - 2014 The Maravi Post an Eltas EnterPrises INC Publishing Company
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