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Cholera kills 20

  Ministry of Health (MoH) has confirmed that the cholera outbreak, first recorded on December 19 last year, has killed 20 people with cases rising to 634 in the five affected districts. But MoH, despite the rise in the number of cases and the death toll, maintains that it is winning the battle against the…

Govt finally recruits doctors, others

  After a lengthy wait, newly graduated medical doctors, pharmacists and physiotherapists can now breathe a sigh of relief as government has finally hired them. The health workers have waited for about five months to be taken on board after the Ministry of Health (MoH) was forced to put on hold their recruitment due to…

Donors back health taxes

  Health sector donors have asked the Malawi Government to devise creative ways of improving the taxation system and clear inefficiencies to finance the sector currently suffocating under sharp funding cuts. The donors’ calls come as government has proposed a set of reforms for the health sector, among them the establishment of a health fund…

Health crisis looms among youths

  The new National Youth Friendly Health Services Strategy report for 2015-2020 has revealed poor utilisation of Youth Friendly Health Services (YFHS), with only 13 percent of the youthful population under the age of 25 ever using them and only 31.7 percent having heard of the same. The report was presented to development partners, including…

Report exposes reforms highs, lows

  Eight months after President Peter Mutharika launched the Public Service Reforms, some government agencies have demonstrated that commitment and political will are critical to having an efficient public service. Progress reports on the first three months of implementing the reforms by some ministries and departments show most of them have posted positive results after…

Taming fistula from grass roots

Tomorrow, Malawi joins the world in commemorating the International Fistula Day under the theme Women’s Dignity Begins When Fistula Ends. I explore Malawi’s journey towards winning the fistula battle. —————————————— Rachel Labada, 32, of Kanyenga Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mavwele in Mchinji believes fistula is the end of a woman’s dignity. She says her…