Muslim Youth United exceed K20 target in under two days in second phase fundraiser for Queens Hospital’s COVID-19 equipment

* Work starts to procure drier and washing machine; oxygen flow meters: humidifier bottles; suction machines; * As well drug trolleys; cellular blankets; patient trolleys; surgical masks and sanitizers * In the first phase in January, MYU raised K8 million to procure two patient monitors; 800 heparin vials (medications) * As well 25 rain coats; 25,000 face masks and 21 pulse meters By Duncan Mlanjira In under 48 hours since rolling out the second phase of fundraising to procure…

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MEC to strictly observe COVID-19 preventive protocols during the March 30 By-elections

By Duncan Mlanjira The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has assured the public that it will strictly enforce and observe strict COVID-19 preventive measures to protect the electorate and poll workers from contracting or spreading the virus during the March 30 By-elections to be held in 7 constituencies and two wards. At a press briefing on Thursday in Blantyre, MEC chairperson Justice DR. Chifundo Kachale, SC the messages on COVID-19 will be a cross-cutting theme in all electoral messages that…

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Late Frank Patani Mwase’s wife salutes COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers as “Angels amongst us”

Lot Dzonzi: I salute all medical and health staff and their auxiliary staff * Let’s respect the frontline healthcare staff—Patricia Namanyada Mwase * We still do have ‘angels’ around us that make our worst experience manageable * As a healthcare worker, this recognition is worth way more than anything I would ever wish for—Prof. Mac Mallewa * I agree with your testimony! God bless the frontline staff By Duncan Mlanjira There has been lots of wretched and pitiful stigma against…

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Driver badly assaulted for bringing COVID-19 related dead body in Kasungu

The assaulted healthcare worker  * This is very sad – human beings have become more evil * Ignorance at it’s best, very bad * We might not be doing enough on the civic education side on COVID-19 deaths * We have a full ministry of civic education which is failing to civic educate the citizenry By Duncan Mlanjira Despite public calls to respect healthcare workers in discharging their duties, driver for Kasungu District Hospital, Mr. Cheyo, has been badly…

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Muslim Youth United raises K10m of targeted K20m just 24 hours after rolling out second phase fundraiser for Queens Hospital’s COVID-19 equipment

* In the first phase in January, MYU raised K8 million to procure two patient monitors; 800 heparin vials (medications) * As well 25 rain coats; 25,000 face masks and 21 pulse meters Donations to First Capital Bank; Limbe Branch; account# 0001704001704 under the name Muslim Youth United – Sadaqa * Airtel Money transfers is through +265 995 402 817 By Duncan Mlanjira In less than 24 hour since rolling out the second phase of fundraising to procure essential…

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Malawian UK Nurses Association to hold webinar entitled Lessons Learnt & the Recovery Trial on COVID-19 Thursday

COVID-19 ALERT: This mask has this logo which indicates that the person who is wearing it is deaf or hard of hearing, and in some cases wears a hearing aid. In these difficult COVID-19 times they cannot read lips which makes it very difficult for them to communicate. Very few people know what this sign/logo means. You can help to sensitize people by sharing this around * Webinar will be live from 17:00 to 18:30hrs Malawian time (15:00-1630 GMT)…

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Msaka faults Chakwera’s inclusion of ACB, Human Rights Commission in DODMA and COVID-19 Taskforce

Msaka: Leave the independent bodies independent * The President’s reasoning for their inclusion is either faulty or outright suspicious * The President is cleverly trying to create complete paralysis of the two independent institutions * By stifling the kind of oversight intended in the Constitution and in the law * How can a referee be a player in the same game he is officiating? By Duncan Mlanjira The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president for Eastern Region, Bright Msaka SC…

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Economy can safely be opened up again until COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 5%

* We must continue complying with the preventive measures—Chakwera * Currently positivity rate of 16.9% * Frontline healthcare workers applauded for registering 2,202 recoveries in the past week alone * Healthcare workers to be considered first for COVID-19 vaccine because they are the last line of defense By Duncan Mlanjira In his weekly address on COVID-19 updates on Sunday, President Lazarus Chakwera urged Malawians to continue complying with the preventive measures so that the positivity rate continues to drop until…

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Chakwera fires Dr. Phuka, DODMA Commissioner over K6.2bln COVID-19 funds abuse

Phuka fired for lacking strong leadership skills * They both ignored red flags highlighted in the Ombudsman’s November 2010 report * Both heads for DODMA and the COVID-19 Taskforce lacked strong leadership * Orders Secretary to the President and Cabinet to suspend all cluster heads with immediate effect * The suspensions to pave way for a full forensic audit by  National Audit Office * Alleged elements of criminal conduct by those who abused or misappropriated funds to be address By…

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Four die in suspected Ebola outbreak in Guinea

Brother of victim of Ebola outbreak breaks down at his graveside * Health authorities awaiting a second test of results to confirm whether it is Ebola or not * The revelation has sparked fears in neighbouring Sierra Leone * Alongside Liberia, the three neighbouring countries suffered the world’s worst Ebola outbreak that lasted for three years By Kemo Cham, The Nation, Kenya Guinean authorities on Saturday said four people had died from suspected Ebola virus complications, sparking fears of…

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