Posts Tagged ‘malaria’

Irish Aid programme cuts Malaria death rate in Malawi by 95%

Posted on 12 Sep 2013 at 9:31pm

Last month, World and Media reported that an Irish Aid supported hospital partnership was associated with an 86 per cent reduction in maternal mortality and a 50 percent drop in stillbirths and early neonatal deaths in the Omdurman Maternity Hospital in Sudan. Today (September 12), the Government’s programme for overseas development, Irish Aid, published its annual report with some even more striking evidence for its effectiveness:

Ethiopia: Almost 7 million people protected from hunger in 2012 through an Irish Aid supported programme, which provides cash or food in exchange for work to improve agriculture…

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Video: Redi Tlhabi investigates malaria and TB on South 2 North

Posted on 29 Apr 2013 at 10:14pm

Doctors call them “the big three” – malaria, tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS – three infectious diseases that account for 10 percent of all deaths worldwide.

The UN-backed Global Fund estimates it needs $87bn to bring these killer diseases under control.

To discuss the challenges of drug-resistant diseases, how we can finance treatment, and the millennium development goals, this week Redi Tlhabi speaks to Dr Lucica Ditiu, the executive secretary of the Stop TB Partnership based at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva; and Dr Mphu Ramatlapeng, the executive vice president at the Clinton Health Access Initiative and Lesotho’s former health minister.

Tlhabi also speaks to music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka, the…

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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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