Ithink it’s in order to express apologies to all followers of this column for the repetitions to cover some technical blackout. It’s because this column is followed by a good number of people. Otherwise it could be thrown into LaNina rains, what with all the Maizegate stories. The reason was purely administrative. Now, ladies and…

Every time I hear stories that authorities responsible for veterinary affairs plan to implement rabies vaccination campaigns, I get excited. It’s exciting because, first and foremost, I am a professional disease control and prevention officer by training and profession. Even though am currently not directly involved in prevention and control of zoonoses, this exercise still…

Malawi and, of course, most of the developing countries are victims of environmental degradation and there are so many effects that as a country, we are suffering from, resulting from environmental degradation as a cause. As we are talking now, us the residents of Lilongwe City are having intermittent water supply from our water board.…

  In my last entry I looked at the issue of rabies, specifically on the demerits of the whole rabies control programme, while only concentrating on vaccination of dogs as an activity which should actually contribute to a series of activities which would together make up a rabies control programme. Two ardent readers of this…

  Every time I hear stories that authorities responsible for veterinary affairs plan to implement rabies vaccination campaigns, I get excited. It is exciting because, first and foremost, I am a professional disease control and prevention officer by training and profession. Even though I am currently not directly involved in prevention and control of zoonoses,…

  Every time I hear stories that authorities responsible for veterinary affairs plan to implement rabies vaccination campaigns, I get excited. It is exciting because, first and foremost, I am a professional disease control and prevention officer by training and profession. Even though I am currently not directly involved in prevention and control of zoonoses,…

One of the most common debates currently hot in Malawi is that of the killings of our albino friends. The situation has reached so dire that even those who were given the responsibility, not mentioning, being specifically trained on curbing such crimes, seem not to know what next to do to stop this nonsensical killings.…

  Two weeks ago, this column carried an analysis of what is currently the trend of city councils involving private sector players to contribute to efficient management of solid waste whose generation in our cities has surpassed the capacity of our city council to manage the waste, both liquid and solid. It was observed that…

  I think I will not be wrong to conclude that the Ministry of Health is now ‘deaf’. Why should we still be talking about a cholera epidemic (now 1 540 cases) up to this time? Several articles have been written on this column warning this ministry on this year’s cholera outbreak, with several measures…

The issue of poor solid and liquid waste management in almost all councils has kind of become an order of the day. Many stakeholders, including politicians have spoken widely about the issue. Even the city officials themselves agree to this state of poor waste management. Several reasons have been behind this sad development. Some of…

Three weeks ago, I started talking about the famous climate change synonymously known as global warming. The basics of climate change were discussed, including the common causes, which happen to be human propelled also known as anthropogenic causes. Today, I will firstly discuss the link between global warming and environmental health. Most of what is…

On October 18, 2015 this column ran a story which was basically lamenting about the roles of councillors and their elected mayors especially on their dismal performance especially on helping the cities and district councils keep clean and sanitary. Even though the main focus was on stories that came out of Mzuzu City, especially on…