February, 2013

Around $12 million (NOK69 million) programme to improve maternal and child health in Malawi

Posted on 27 Feb 2013 at 12:49pm

With the Minister of Health present, Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) officially launched a community health care programme, funded by Norway.

The event in Lilongwe Tuesday 26th of February marked the start of the new programme “Improving Access to Quality health care in communities in Malawi”. The programme’s main goal is to improve the health and environment for mothers and children through provision of quality health services, psychosocial support and quality health workers in Malawi,…

Ukulele Concert planned for Malawi

Posted on 26 Feb 2013 at 11:27pm

When a plane touches down in Malawi this time next month, Wellington teenager Moana Leota will be an odd sight in an already colourful country.

As other visitors flip through their guide books, the 13-year-old singer will be hauling a bag containing 10 ukuleles.

But first the St Catherine’s College pupil needs to raise more than $6000 for the flight.

She will get…

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Malawi fashion week 2013 Models pictures

Posted on 26 Feb 2013 at 12:43am

Selection of pictures from the Malawi Fashion Week 2013 chosen models


Midwife App and solar-powered, portable, backup medical system to save lives in Malawi

Posted on 25 Feb 2013 at 11:02pm

Grand Valley State University students are making a difference in the Republic of Malawi, Africa, by creating a midwife application to assist in birthing, as well as a solar-powered, portable, backup medical system for when power goes out in the clinics.

The midwife app gives digital access to the book “A Midwife’s Guide” written by Mary Sommers, a certified professional midwife and the cousin of Star Swift, an associate professor of management at GVSU.

“Originally we were going to just help my relatives put the book up on a web site,” Swift said. “Folks from both Steelcase and Google told…

Photos: The 5 Stars Hotel in Lilongwe – Malawi

Posted on 25 Feb 2013 at 10:41pm

Lilongwe 5 Stars Hotel, near the parliament House and Opposite Capital Hotel, Malawi February 2013.


Lake Malawi crossed to raise money for Orphans

Posted on 20 Feb 2013 at 12:33pm

How did it start? Read about it here

Milko and Kaitlin started together around 7.30 am, 2.5 hours later than anticipated as a thunderstorm in the early morning hours prevented our boats from being launched on time. One of the engines of Milko’s boat then overheated which caused him and his crew to travel to the departure point at Cape Ngombo at a…

Lilongwe, Your Traffic Reminds Me of Home. By Stuart Jones

Posted on 19 Feb 2013 at 6:04pm

The population of Lilongwe has doubled  every decade since 1980. The problems currently facing the city in terms of power supply, water quality, environmental protection, public health, and transportation will only worsen as the current urban growth pattern continues.

The talk will discuss how landscape architecture  and the space between buildings can be used to minimize the negative impacts of growth.  Historical and current examples of urban development both positive and negative will be presented in order to facilitate a discussion on the future growth of Lilongwe.

Stuart Jones earned a master of landscape architecture  from the University of Georgia in 2012. His primary focus at University was on green infrastructure…

Video: School of Optometry in Malawi training first ever local optometrists

Posted on 19 Feb 2013 at 10:06am

World Sight Day 2012 marked the official handover of a new optometry training centre to the Malawi School of Optometry, made possible through the generosity of Canadian optometrist, Dr. Allan Jones and the eye care charity, Canadian Vision Care. In the lead up to the ceremony, Dr. Jones spent some time at a mobile eye clinic with the students and faculty of the School of Optometry.

The School of Optometry program in Malawi is a project of the Brien Holden Vision Institute, which is implemented in conjunction with Mzuzu University, Malawi Ministry of Health, Malawi College of Health Sciences, Sightsavers International and Optometry Giving Sight.

Optometry Giving Sight would like to…

Aston Martin in Lilongwe, Pictures and Video

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 at 8:44pm

Malawi has got many problems but Malawi has got many good things going on, Lets be proud.

We present to you an Aston Martin, seen at the Lilongwe city mall, you can watch the video here.


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Video Documentary about the Liverpool – Malawi Endoscopy Link

Posted on 17 Feb 2013 at 2:39pm

Documentary highlighting the work of the Liverpool-Malawi Endoscopy Link.