Tags : health

TENGANI HEALTH CENTER RUNS WATERLESS FOR 2 YRS

By Chilenje Chilenje  Officials at Tengani health centre in Nsanje district has complained that sanitation at the facility is compromised after running for 2 years on dry taps. Thursday’s inspection at the center by Timveni found expectant mothers covering long distances to fetch water in surrounding areas.  In an interview with Timveni the health officer […]Read More

HEALTH RIGHTS ACTIVIST CALLS FOR GOVT TO ENGAGE IN MASS

By Kenson McCloud  One of the country’s health rights activists has said lack of information on the new Johnson and Johnson vaccine is likely to affect uptake.  Monday’s observations from different centres where the vaccine is being administered showed low turn up as compared to AstraZeneca immunization campaign in July. In an interview with Timveni, […]Read More

MW’S OVERDEPENDENCE ON DONORS FOR HEALTH FINANCING WORRIES LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS

By Aamon Butao It has emerged that the country’s health financing is heavily dependent on donors who contribute more than 50%. Following the findings by Impala Insights, which was tasked by Facilitators of Community Transformation (FACT) and Journalists Association against Aids, stakeholders have called for long term plans to detach the country from the pattern.  […]Read More

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