Two Chiefs Get ODF Certification In Machinga

Senior Chief Nyambi and Kapoloma on Tuesday received certificates from the Ministry of Health and Population as recognition for attaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) status in their respective areas. National Open Defecation Task Force declared Senior Chief Nyambi and Traditional Authority Kapoloma ODF areas in March 2017 and June this year respectively. Speaking during the official certification of the two chiefs at Nuinunje Primary School Ground, Chief Director for Administration in the Ministry of Health, Beston Chisimile said government…

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Govt Opens New Operating Theaters Open at Kamuzu Central

Ministry of health and Population on Monday opened six newly constructed operating theaters at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) worth K 2.8 billion from Norwegian Church Aid (NCA). Speaking during the opening ceremony in Lilongwe, Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi said that the new theaters are a sign of how government is committed to deliver good health services to its citizens in the country. “These are state of the art theaters is the government efforts to offer and…

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Teen Pregnancy on the Rise- Muluzi

Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi on Wednesday said teenage pregnancy remains a challenge in the country as it has increased from 26 per cent in 2010 to 29 per cent in 2016. He said this in Lilongwe during Private Sector Engagement breakfast organized under the theme “Engage, Excite and Empower”. “The increase in teenage pregnancy leads to school dropouts and other adverse effects such as child marriages. This dropout rate negatively affects the overall completion rate of…

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Malnutrition Prevention Remains Greatest Development Challenge- Muluzi

Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi Monday admitted that malnutrition remains the greatest development challenge for the country. He made the statement in Lilongwe during the launch of Child Health Days (CHDs) which runs from June 25 to 29, 2018. Muluzi pointed out that, “Demographic and Health Surveys of 2015/2016 indicated that one in just over three under-five children are stunted and one six is underweight representing some of the highest rates in the Africa continent.” He pointed…

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Muluzi Hails Mangochi Residents for Braving Raging Fire

Minister of Health and Population Services, Atupele Muluzi on Sunday hailed people in Mangochi for dousing the inferno that gutted down Mangochi District Hospital’s integrated maternal and child health (IMCH) clinic from spreading to other blocks and wards. Muluzi visited the facility on Sunday evening to appreciate the damage that the fire had caused and upon being briefed on what had happened, the minister described the community’s response to the fire as true act of patriotism. “First and foremost,…

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Malawians to Benefit from the Cancer Centre- Muluzi

Malawians will benefit a lot from the Cancer Centre that is being constructed near the Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, the Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi has said. The Minister was speaking at Mitundu Primary school in Lilongwe on Friday during activities to commemorate this year’s World Cancer Day under the theme: “We can, I can; Let’s talk about cancer.” “The cancer centre will help us a lot in terms of dealing with the disease because for…

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Hungry for Power; Lucius Banda to Challenge Atupele at UDF Convention

United Democratic Front (UDF) Member of Parliament for Balaka North, Lucius Banda says he will challenge the party’s president Atupele Muluzi during the party’s forthcoming convention alleging that at the moment, the party lacks a leader who is committed to the party’s agenda. Banda said this in an interview with Malawi News agency (Mana) on Wednesday in Dowa soon after meeting the district’s party committee where he appealed and encouraged the leaders to unite in rebuilding the party. Banda,…

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Govt to Construct New Perimeter Fence, Maternity Wing at Ntcheu DHO

The construction of the long awaited perimeter fence at Ntcheu District Hospital is expected to commence by early February this year (2018), Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi has revealed. The minister revealed the development during his official visit to Ntcheu District Hospital over the weekend. The visit follows the gutting down by fire of part of the facility’s pharmacy due to a suspected electrical fault. Speaking after visiting the site, Muluzi observed that the hospital’s environment is insecure because…

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Cholera Not Yet Epidemic, Says Muluzi

Minister of Health and Population Atupele Muluzi has said although the cholera situation is certainly worsening, it has not yet reached the stage where it can be regarded as an epidemic. The Minister said this when he gave an update on the situation of cholera in the country on Thursday morning at the Ministry of Health at Capital Hill in Lilongwe, where he appealed for assistance from everyone to compliment his ministry’s efforts in trying to contain the disease….

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Malawi Govt Committed to Promotion of Health in Rural Areas

Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi said on Thursday that government is committed to promote the health of Malawians by ensuring that people in rural areas have access to health services within their reach. Muluzi said this at Mthike Village, Traditional Authority Ngolongoliwa in Thyolo when he visited a site that has been identified for construction of a new health centre. “People from this area and beyond will be assisted within reach, that’s what we want as government,” Muluzi said….

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