Dedza Rolls Out Nutrition Project

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) through World Vision Malawi has embarked on a project aimed at preventing cases of malnutrition among under-five children and adolescents. The project, which is being implemented in Machinga, Mangochi, Salima and Dedza, is a response to poor nutrition statuses in these districts and high prevalence rates of anemia, according to Project Coordinator for World Vision Malawi, Blessings Makanje. Makanje said in an interview on Wednesday that the project is for five months and will…

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Community Policing Moves to Fight Early Marriages

Southern Region Community Policing Coordinator Senior Superintendent (Supt.) Alex Simenti says the community policing committee has engaged an extra gear in its strides to fight girl-child early marriages which are rampant in the region. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Tuesday, Simenti said the police have intensified awareness campaigns to ensure that unplanned early marriages are out rightly discouraged in communities. “You might be well aware that Southern region police is working around the clock with…

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UNICEF Strengthens Distribution of Safe Water

UNICEF Malawi has embarked on a campaign of distributing 40 000 liters of safe water on a daily basis to Mitengo community in Lilongwe, after the area recorded 16 cholera cases and ended the life of a 10 year old child. At Mitengo community, almost all members rely on wells and Lilongwe River as a source of water. UNICEF Malawi country representative, Johannes Wedening told journalists on a media trip to appreciate the water distribution process and the water…

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Ghetto King Fredokiss to Take Positivity Message to Schools

Award winning hip hop icon Fredokiss has announced that he will conduct intensive tours in universities and secondary schools this year in a bid to spread messages of positivity among youths. Fredokiss said as United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) Champion for Children, he wants to use the opportunity to inspire the youth in schools to work hard and become what they want in future. “Tell a friend to tell a friend to share this post and comment with the…

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Govt Committed to Fighting Trafficking in Persons

Government has pledged its commitment to fighting against trafficking in persons and has since called for strong partnership in curbing the vice in the country. Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Cecilia Chazama said this Friday in Lilongwe at the Bingu International Convention Centre when she opened National Inter-Disciplinary Symposium on Trafficking in persons. She explained her ministry has increased issues of capacity building of investigators, prosecutors, enforcement and protection officers and sharing information and best practices in…

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Muluzi Urges Parents, Care Givers to Patronize Child Health Week

Government has appealed to parents and care givers to patronize the Child Health Week by bringing their children for Vitamin A supplements and deworming campaign exercise. Minister of Health, Atupele Muluzi made the appeal Monday when he launched the second series of Child Health Days for 2017. “The biannual Child Health Days (CHDs) will help us access hard to reach groups with effective support services. The second round of the Child Health Days for 2017 will run from December…

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