Blantyre Health Office to Distribute Nearly 900,000 Treated Nets

Blantyre District Health Office (DHO) intends to distribute 860,261 nets to households in its jurisdiction in a bid curb Malaria, a major killer disease in the country. The DHO’s District Environmental Health Officer, Penjani Chunda, told Malawi News Agency Tuesday that the net distribution, which is due in September, will target 303,261 households covering a population of over 1.5 million. “We will distribute 860,261 nets with an average of one net for two people. Each household will receive a…

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President Mutharika for a Malaria Free Malawi By 2030

Though Malawi has employed a number of interventions to reduce malaria, the country’s President Arthur Peter Mutharika says there are gaps which need filling to ensure the country ends malaria by 2028. Mutharika was speaking Wednesday when he told delegates of the malaria situation in Malawi at the Malaria Summit in London which was held under the theme ‘Ready to Beat Malaria’. He said the country has a 2017-2022 strategic plan which it is implementing to ensure that the…

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Nsanje Malaria Prevalence Rate Hits 134 Per 1, 000

Nsanje district’s malaria prevalence rate has hit 134 per 1, 000 people, Malawi News Agency can reveal. The information in possession shows that the most affected people are the under-five children and pregnant women. District Hospital Matron Jackson Kausiwa conceded that the district has a high prevalence rate however was quick to say some interventions have been lined up to reduce the pervasiveness of the disease. “Despite the malaria prevalence rate being on the higher side, the district health…

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Lilongwe woman nabbed with 450 LA blister packets

A 26-year-old woman is in police custody in Lilongwe allegedly for possessing 450 LA blister packets (malaria drug) which she could not explain its source. Lilongwe Police confirmed the arrest on Friday of Desfinate Malenga of Njati Village, Traditional Authority Mazengera, Lilongwe. Kingsley Dandaula, Lilongwe Police spokesperson, said in an interview Malenga was arrested at Liyati Puma Filling Station in Lilongwe where boxes containing the malaria drug were being transferred from one vehicle to hers. “Our CID [Criminal Investigation…

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