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President Joyce Banda against wife inheritance, land grabbing from women and other harmful traditional practices

Posted on 18 Apr 2013 at 8:23am

Traditional leaders in the country have been called upon to eradicate harmful traditional practices which impinge on the progression of women and girls in the socio-economic activities.

The call was made by President Dr. Joyce Banda on Friday at St. John the Baptist – Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) in Mangochi during this year’s commemoration of International Women’s Day which officially falls on 8th March annually.

“I would like to appeal to traditional…

US AIDS Agencies to Improve Health Care Services in Malawi, a five-year effort has began

Posted on 30 Mar 2013 at 8:06pm

U.S. agencies that work to fight HIV this week began a five-year effort with Malawi’s government to improve health care for Malawians infected with the virus.  The program – targeting seven districts across Malawi – aims to build on the country’s success in combating HIV/AIDS.  The United Nations says that from 2001 to 2011, Malawi reduced infections by 72 percent, more than any other country in Africa.

Spearheading the new program is a non-governmental organization, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Malawi is touted as the first…

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