Tags : health

CHOLERA OUTBREAK THREATENS STREET CONNECTED CHILDREN’S HEALTH

By Jecina Chikwelete  Organizations working with street-connected children have expressed fear that these vulnerable children could be greatly affected by the Cholera outbreak which is spreading rapidly in urban areas. About 91 people have died of Cholera in the country since the outbreak. in an interview with Timveni, Social Work Coordinator for Tikondane Care for […]Read More

LACK OF INVESTIMENT DERAIL EFFORTS TO ELIMINATE CANCER

By Meclina Chirwa  Lack of investment towards cancer management and awareness has been singled out as the major challenge in the fight against the disease in the country. World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative Dr Neema Rusibamayila Kimando said this on Monday in Lilongwe during the launch of the Fourth Malawi Cancer Symposium. According to […]Read More

UNC TOUTS NEW COVID VAX UNDER DEVELOPMENT

By Aamon Butao The University of North Carolina (UNC) Biomedical Research Institution of Malawi has revealed that it is conducting a research on a new COVID-19 vaccine.  The information was disclosed by UNC Country Director, Innocent Mofolo, during an interface meeting with the media on Wednesday in Lilongwe.  Speaking during the meeting, Mofolo said it […]Read More

PEOPLE URGED TO UTILISE BLM SERVICES AT SMF

By  Meclina Chirwa  Banja la Mtsogolo (BLM) has urged people to utilize different services which the organization will provide at the Sand Music Festival. BLM Senior Marketing and Advocacy Manager, Simeon Thodi, has told Timveni that the organization wants to raise awareness on the services it provides. He said people should know that BLM offers […]Read More

STAKEHOLDERS COMMIT TO PROMOTE SRHR

By Jecina Chikwelete   An integrated approach towards promoting sexual reproductive health and rights, HIV and sexual gender-based violence, has been highlighted as the most effective way of dealing with these issues. The recommendation has been made during a stakeholders’ review meeting that took place in Lilongwe on Thursday to evaluate the implementation of the […]Read More

GOVT TO ROLL OUT INTEGRATED MODULAR TRAINING FOR HSAs

Lusayo Kanyika  In a bid to address capacity gaps among Health Surveillance Assistants, HSAs, and improve primary healthcare in the communities, government has revealed that it has developed a one-year integrated modular training expected to roll out soon. This follows a prolonged outcry by the HSAs that their 12 week training is not sufficient since […]Read More

LIGHT HOUSE TRUST IMPRESSED WITH PrEP UPTAKE

by Meclina Chirwa  Light House Trust says it is impressed with the uptake of Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis—PrEP in a drive to fight HIV and AIDS in the country. Senior Clinician at Light House Trust, Kelvin Rambiki has told Timveni Online that PrEP has received overwhelming response since its rolling out. He said as of September […]Read More

FRIENDS OF ADZIWA SUPPORT UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN WITH FREE HEALTH SERVICES

By Wyclif Fortune Chigaga  Underprivileged children have the opportunity to have their body examined for free following the coming in of the Friends of Adziwa from America and other countries. The charity group is in the country for 5 days and has mounted a medical camp at Adziwa Christian school campus at Kauma in Lilongwe’s […]Read More

YOUNG MAN LIVING WITH HIV ENCOURAGES FELLOWS TO LEAD A

By Meclina Chirwa  A young person living with HIV at Tsoyo Village, Traditional Authority Chauma in Dedza district, Jessie Godfrey, has come out in the open to encourage young people living with HIV in the country to live a positive life and find solutions to the problems they face in the society. Godfrey has told […]Read More

GOVT CALLS FOR COLLABORATION ON PROVISION OF MODERN SANITATION FACILITIES

By Meclina Chirwa  Government says provision of modern sanitation facilities is vital towards promotion of menstrual health. Deputy Director for preventive health in the ministry of health Aaron Ganizani said this during the commemoration of menstrual hygiene management day in Rumphi. According to Ganizani, "it is possible to increase access to menstrual hygiene products amongst […]Read More