Teen Pregnancies Haunt Thyolo

Rachel Masanga is a Standard 5 drop out currently pregnant. Her life is going through hell. At 15, she is already facing maternal complications befitting the age of her mother. It is over three months now since she walked into the maternity ward at Thyolo District Hospital to await her labour. When she arrived, the nurses told her that she would only deliver through caesarian section. She froze with fear. The subsequent experience vindicated her fright. Discharge of fluid…

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Thyolo Records Zero Maternal Deaths

Thyolo District Hospital on Thursday clocked 130 days without registering any maternal death, nurse in – charge for the labour ward, Mirriam Windo confirmed Friday in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana). Windo told Mana that after working hard and with integrity, the hospital managed to scoop 100 percent in the first quarter, which is from January to April. “The achievement has come as a result of the coming in of a special clinician at the labour…

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Bizarre: 82-Year-Old Man Marries 25 year old Woman in Thyolo

Bizarre things do happen in life sometimes. But for people of Goliati Village in Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa in Thyolo, nothing could beat the marriage of octogenarian and a youth. “It is an abomination,” some social commentators argue, while others see nothing wrong. Such is the divided opinion as you walk down footpaths through tea fields to the village where a man and woman with the age difference of 57 years now live under one roof as husband and wife….

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