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Asian youth in Malawi donate drugs to Kamuzu Central Hospital

LILONGWE--Lilongwe Asian Youth Community on Monday morning donated assorted drugs worth K8 Million to the Kamuzu Central Hospital including 395 dosages of rabies vaccine.

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Malawi launches new 4-country project to speed up HIV treatment access for pregnant women

LILONGWE--New HIV infections in children are decreasing, but eliminating new infections among children requires treating more pregnant women living with HIV. That is the consensus of Ministries of Health from Cote d’Ivoire, DRC, Malawi and Uganda, who today convened in Lilongwe to launch an innovative project to accelerate access.

PSI Malawi wants to circumcise 16,000 sexually active men in Blantyre, Thyolo

CircumcisionBLANTYRE—In an effort to reduce new HIV infections among sexually active men, Population Services International Malawi (PSIM) has rolled out a voluntary male medical circumcision programme in Thyolo and Blantyre districts.

Malawian artists to fundraise for medical drugs on Valentine’s

MZUZU--Following the medical drug crisis which has hit the country, some musicians have organized a show to generate funds for drugs.

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Malawi's negligence in drug procurement costs four lives in Machinga

No medicine in Malawi hospitalsMZUZU--Malawi’s drug crisis has cost four lives in Machinga due to lack of malaria drugs.

Sources say the four were primary school pupils in the district some were sent home without treatment after they were were referred to hospital.

As the country’s public hospitals continue to grapple with a  serious drug crisis, it has been revealed that state officials knew about the risk of a major drug shortage way back in October 2012, but did nothing to avert the crisis.

Nsanje district health officer Dr, Medson Matchaya disclosed this at a stakeholders meeting on the current drug crisis called by Pres Joyce Banda in Lilongwe on Monday.

“As many of my colleagues in here may remember, this drug shortage was foreseen during a stakeholders meeting in October last year. But when one raised this, was perceived as an opposition agent and no action could be taken then” Matchaya said.


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