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GOVT TO RECRUIT MORE HEALTH WORKERS

Government has disclosed plans to recruit new health workers to ease congestion in the hospitals. Speaking in parliament while responding to questions from some legislators on shortage of health practioners in some health centers, minister of health Khumbize Chiponda said that government is aware of the problem, and that plans are underway to recruit more […]Read More

NKDH PHARMACY GETS RENOVATED COURTESY OF ILLOVO

By Esther Manduwa Health authorities in Nkhotakota have hailed Illovo Sugar Company for renovating the district hospital’s pharmacy which was gutted down by fire in October last year. The officials said this on Monday when the company was making a donation of Covid-19 equipments at the health facility. Director of health and social services at […]Read More

PMRA WARNS AGAINST THE USE OF HERBALS FOR COVID-19

By Meclina Chirwa The Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority has warned Malawians against using excessive unsafe traditional and herbal medicines as remedies for Covid-19. In a statement seen by Timveni, Director General Medson Kamala says currently there is no herbal remedy that has been proved to be effective for treating Covid-19. "PMRA has observed that […]Read More

HEALTH RIGHTS EXPERTS CALLS FOR URGENCY IN THE RECRUITMENT OF

By Kenson McCloud  As cases of Covid-19 continue to soar with each passing every day, health rights experts have demanded urgency in the recruitment process of additional health personnel to help ease the pressure in service delivery. In an interview with Timveni, one of the experts George Jobe said government has to prioritize the process […]Read More

GVT URGED TO INVEST IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

By Kenson McCloud The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace says huge investment and commitment from government is what Malawi needs to have a vibrant health care system.  The remarks come as the country is still grappling with the challenge of health tourism which favours the rich in accessing treatment abroad.   In an interview […]Read More

PUBLIC URGED TO STAY ALERT FOR COVID-19 SECOND WAVE

By Emma Zawanda The Ministry of Health has resumed testing contacts of all confirmed cases of Covid-19. In a statement, Co-Chairperson of the Covid-19 Presidential Taskforce, Dr John Phuka said now more than ever is not the time to lower the guard in the fight against the pandemic.  Dr Phuka said cases are being reported […]Read More

POOR HYGIENE AFFECTS OPERATIONS AT BWAILA HOSPITAL

By Meclina Chirwa Lack of proper water, sanitation and hygiene services is said to be frustrating operations at Bwaila hospital in Lilongwe. Public relations officer for Lilongwe district health office Richard Mvula said WASH services rendered at the facility do not tally with the number patients accommodated at the hospital. According to Mvula, strong and […]Read More

MALAWI ON TRACK IN REDUCING MATERNAL MORTALITY

By Meclina Chirwa The Global Financing Facility says Malawi has made tremendous progress in reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. Its Coordinator Pius Nakoma disclosed that Malawi has made considerable headway in key demographic and survival indicators. Malawi being one of the poorest countries in the world, its overall development and health system are vulnerable to […]Read More

PATIENTS PAYING FOR FREE SERVICES AT NSANJE DISTRICT HOSPITAL

By Chilenje Chilenje Gruesome reports have emerged at Nsanje district hospital of some health workers who are forcing patients to pay for services which are meant to be accessed for free. This was revealed on Wednesday during an interface meeting which community leaders organized in the district with the duty bearers to express their concerns […]Read More