Long use of baby diapers not recommended

  By Duncan Mlanjira Middle East doctor Rajyashree Narayan Kutty has cautioned young mothers against using pampers for the babies all the time as this damages the testicles and lowers the sperm count when they grow up.  Rajyashree said this when delivering a special lecture — ‘Hakuna Matata; A Cancer Free Philosphy’, which was organized on the Pink Day by the Higher Institute of Health Specialties, Ministry of Health (MoH), Sultanate of Oman.  A private practicing doctor, Rajyashree has…

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Sunday’s Breast Care Ltd’s cancer awareness walk was also to raise funds for cancer victim

By Duncan Mlanjira The 5km breast cancer awareness walk, which Breast Care Malawi organised on Sunday, was also to help raise funds for a cervical cancer victim Sheila Watterson. Watterson also took part in the walk that started from Old Lucky Luciano near South End School along Chikwawa Road and headed past Catholic Institute (CI) to join Mahatma Gandhi Road all the way up to College of Medicine Sports Complex. There the route branched off into Mandala residential area…

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SADC warns on expected heat wave temperatures

  By Duncan Mlanjira Persistent temperatures in the range of 30oC to 35oC are expected in bulk of central Southern Africa  Development Community (SADC) in the next five days, says a statement issued by SADC Secretariat  on Monday, October 28. It says maximum temperatures reaching the heat wave thresholds are expected in central parts of SADC Region where it is expected to experience temperatures above 35oC over a consecutive period of three days and occasions where temperatures have a…

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Concerned young citizens leader swiftly responds to replace QECH’s broken down oxygen cyclinder

By Duncan Mlanjira Pemphero Mphande, leader of the Citizens of Progressive Action, has swiftly mobilized people to raise funds to replace a broken down oxygen cyclinder for the paedriatic emergency unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. Mphande said he had gone to Queens to check on a friend, Daniel Mumba, a Paedriatic Emergency Nurse Specialist, who had asked him to make a courtesy call to appreciate the challenges they face only to discover the medical personnel there…

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Famous Brazilian filmmaker Iara Lee to film C.O.D.E. Sangala’s Music Against Malaria NGO Cultural Festival

By Duncan Mlanjira Famous Brazilian filmmaker Iara Lee is in the country to among others, film performing artist C.O.D.E. Sangala’s Music Against Malaria Cultural Festival set for Saturday, October 26 at College of Medicine Sports Complex Hall in Blantyre from 6pm to midnight in aid of the children’s ward at Chikwawa District Hospital. Sangala said Lee contacted him after she saw a poster on social media of the festival and the online appeal to well wishers for funding for…

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Chechamba, Kasambwe Brothers, Dikamawoko Culture Troupe et al set to perform at CODE Sangala’s Music Against Malaria Cultural Festival

By Duncan Mlanjira Performing artist, CODE Sangala, who manages a charity NGO named Music Against Malaria, has organised a Cultural Festival set for Saturday, October 26 at College of Medicine Sports Complex Hall in Blantyre from 6pm to midnight in aid of the children’s ward at Chikwawa District Hospital. Veteran musician Wendham Chechamba, who makes rare public appearances will be amongst the performers that include Kasambwe Brothers, Dikamawoko Culture Troupe, Chichiri Cultural Troupe, Eunice, Goma Nyondo, J’Acoustic, Kefasi, Felix…

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Just three years ago, Malawi did not have breast screening clinics against cancer

By Duncan Mlanjira Courtesy of the vigorous awareness campaign carried out by Breast Care Malawi over the past three years, the country now has breast cancer screening clinics situated at Chitawira Private Hospital and another at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. Breast Care Malawi is a legally registered Non Profit Organisation limited by guarantee in the country, whose mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and awareness. And on…

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Middle East journalist praises story on breast cancer by Maravi Express; contributes own article

By Jennifer Mpango After reading a story on Maravi Express about the Breast Cancer Awareness Carnival being organised by Breast Care Ltd on October 27, journalist Dr. Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui based in the Middle East, has praised the way the story was handled. “I regularly follow The Maravi Express I particularly like the variety of coverage and pages like Health,” said Mohiuddin Siddiqui, who is a felicitated senior journalist, political analyst and columnist based in Oman. “The report…

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Nurses organisation hails Lucy Kadzamira as no ordinary nurse

  By Duncan Mlanjira The National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi (NONM) has described murdered Lucy Kadzamira, a retired nurse, as a pillar of wisdom to the nursing and midwifery sector in Malawi and Africa. Police are investigating the murder of Kadzamira, who was discovered dead in her home at Area 47 in Lilongwe. “NONM joins the nursing and midwifery members, leaders, family, and the public in mourning Dr Lucy Kadzamira, the retired nurse and midwife and…

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Ministry of Health procures 74 ambulances; more expected

By Duncan Mlanjira The Ministry of Health (MoH) has procured 74 state-of-the-art ambulances and so far the first consignment of 40 arrived two weeks ago and has been distributed to all district and central hospitals in the country. MoH spokesperson Joshua Malango said the ambulances have been bought with Malawi Government funds from the 2018/19 budget and that they expect to expect more this year as the newly-passed budget has also allocation for ambulances procurement. “In total, we have received 40…

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