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Kasungu Hospital attendant arrested for stealing Scarce drugs

Hospital DrugsBLANTYRE (MaraPost)—Police in Malawi’s central district of Kasungu have arrested MacDonald Mphande for allegedly stealing 30 cartons of Lemefatrine/Artemeter (LA) at Kasungu district hospital.

Police arrested the 24 year suspect, who works as patient attendant, on Wednesday after he was spotted by one of the security guards carrying unspecified number of cartons on his bicycle.

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Malawi gov't plan to retire aged midvives supported by MEHN

Lilongwe(MaraPost) --Government's intention to fire all nurses above the age of seventy has been backed by several quarters in the country including Malawi Health Equity Network (MEHN), Marapost has learnt.

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Pres. Banda says Malawi's fight against HIV/AIDS far from over

Pres-BandaBLANTYRE (MaraPost) — Malawi's Pres. Joyce Banda says her government is still committed to fighting against HIV/AIDS despite the country registering some meaningful achievement in this area in recent years.

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Lack of medical supplies hampering cholera treatment in Karonga district

Inadequate medical supplies in Karonga district is making it difficult for health personnel to deal with a cholera outbreak that has hit the area from neighbouring Kyela district in Tanzania, Karonga District Hospital (KDH) district health officer Dr. Michael Kayange has confessed.

Ban’s goal: 5 diseases in 5 years

Ban-Ki-moonWASHINGTON (Devex) -- How long will it take to end malaria, polio, tetanus, measles and HIV infections in newborns? Just five years, according to Ban Ki-moon.

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