Posts Tagged ‘women’

Family planning key to slowing Malawi’s population explosion

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 at 7:39pm

(IRIN) – The waiting area of a clinic in northern Malawi’s Nkhata Bay resembles a kindergarten, with dozens of children running around or tugging on their mothers’ skirts. On average, each woman at the clinic has four small children with her.

Among them is Lillian Nasenda, who, at age 45, is pregnant with her eighth child. She dropped out of school when she was a teenager after becoming pregnant with her first.

“I cannot…

Chikumbutso Mtumodzi and the “Malawi Fashion Week 2013”

Posted on 27 Jan 2013 at 1:57pm

Chikumbutso Mtumodzi has always stressed that Malawi it’s the only country in the world where he is not called a foreigner, as such there is need to fully and whole heartedly devote his time and energy being part of the team to launch the first ever Fashion Week in Malawi.

Chikumbutso a journalist by training is a holder of Masters Degree in Management and currently a Master in Public Administration – MPA candidate with Bolton University. His zeal and interest in Fashion dates back to the mid 90’s when he was writing entertainment stories and involved in similar activities like the Miss Malawi Beauty Contest event. He believes that Malawi…

Malawi Video: WHY 10 women die every day giving birth

Posted on 24 Jan 2013 at 12:36pm

Malawi is one of the countries in Africa south of the Sahara where maternal mortality is the highest. The main reasons are the long distances to health facilities, lack of trained health personnel and poor equipment. If these inadequacies were put right, the numbers of women dying would be drastically reduced.


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The minister of health thanks Norway for supporting Malawi female politicians

Posted on 24 Jan 2013 at 10:00am

In her opening remarks in Oslo, Honorable Minister of Health Ms. Catherine Gotani Hara said she was thankful for Norway’s support to female politicians in Malawi.

Minister Hara is in Oslo contributing to the Global Health conference Accelerating progress: Saving women’s and children’s lives in the coming decade, on January 22.

Opening a meeting with The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), Minister Hara said that she was a result of Norway’s support to female politicians…

HIV+ women are being “poisoned” by the treatment which contains stavudine.

Posted on 05 Jan 2013 at 11:01am

For women across the African nation of Malawi, the new appointment of President Joyce Banda is an exciting indicator of change. With President Banda’s history as an advocate, rural African women often caught in the cycle of severe poverty and hardship hope that this new president will be a sympathetic ally in the fight for women, and their families, to receive greater access to education, healthcare, opportunity and human rights.

The treatment of HIV and AIDS related illness is showing global advances and improvement. UNAIDS has revealed that 34 million people worldwide, including children, are now living, and surviving,…

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