Posts Tagged ‘hunger’

FAO, EU and Government of Malawi discuss ending hunger and malnutrition in Malawi

Posted on 07 Mar 2013 at 4:42pm

Crop diversification, increasing the productivity and production of farmers through small-scale irrigation projects, improving local market systems, and other actions being implemented by the government could give a strong push to the eradication of hunger and malnutrition in Malawi, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today, following a high-level discussion with President Joyce Banda of Malawi and EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs.

“It was interesting to hear about government programs to support small-scale livestock production and crop diversification,” Graziano da Silva said.

“FAO is ready to increase its assistance to develop agriculture, improve food security and increase the income of…

Blood in Need in Lilongwe, thinking of doing something Important?

Posted on 21 Jan 2013 at 7:38pm

We received this important message in our inbox, forwarded from *Muriel Durand and thought it would be better to share it with our readers at malawipage.com

“I am writing on behalf of the medical community here in Lilongwe, as a pediatrician working at Kamuzu Central Hospital. As many may know, it is malaria season, as well as the “hungry season”, when many children are being admitted with severe and life-threatening anemia. Unfortunately, the supply of blood to the pediatric department has been erratic, and there are often shortages. I am writing to plead with people in the LLW community to donate their blood to the transfusion center. It is safe, hygienic,…

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