LILONGWE - The United Nations said on Monday it has pulled staff out of two districts in southern Malawi where a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in which at least five people have been killed. Belief in witchcraft is widespread in rural Malawi one of the worlds poo
My rotation was in at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawis second largest city. The hospital is a public hospital that serves as a referral center for most of Southern Malawi. The rotation was divided between clinical duties and research duties. My clinical work involved seeing adult and pediatric neurology patients on the inpatient service and in the outpatient clinic I worked with both medicine and pediatric registrars who were eager to learn more about neurology. Resources were limited, though luckily an MRI machine had been donated to the hospital. Common diagnoses I saw included migraine, Alzheimers dementia, various epilepsy syndromes, stroke, transverse myelitis, cerebral malaria, HIV dementia, and toxoplasmosis. The other half of my rotation was acting as a research assistant for a project investigating the treatment of cerebral malaria in pediatric patients and also a neurology consultant for research patients. I read EEGs and made recommendations on work-up and ...
Drug resistance testing before initiation of, or during, antiretroviral therapy (ART) is not routinely performed in resource-limited settings. High levels of viral resistance circulating within the population will have impact on treatment programs by increasing the chances of transmission of resistant strains and treatment failure. Here, we investigate Drug Resistance Mutations (DRMs) from blood samples obtained at regular intervals from patients on ART (Baseline-22 months) in Karonga District, Malawi. One hundred and forty nine reverse transcriptase (RT) consensus sequences were obtained via nested PCR and automated sequencing from blood samples collected at three-month intervals from 75 HIV-1 subtype C infected individuals in the ART programme. Fifteen individuals showed DRMs, and in ten individuals DRMs were seen from baseline samples (reported to be ART naïve). Three individuals in whom no DRMs were observed at baseline showed the emergence of DRMs during ART exposure. Four individuals who ...
A survey was conducted in Southern Malawi to examine the pattern of mothers knowledge on diarrhoea. Diarrhoea morbidity in the district is estimated at 24.4%, statistically higher than the national average at 17%. Using hierarchically built data from a survey, a multilevel threshold of change analysis was used to determine predictors of knowledge about diarrhoeal aetiology, clinical features, and prevention. The results show a strong hierarchical structured pattern in overall maternal knowledge revealing differences between communities. Responsible mothers with primary or secondary school education were more likely to give more correct answers on diarrhoea knowledge than those without any formal education. Responsible mothers from communities without a health surveillance assistant were less likely to give more correct answers. The results show that differences in diarrhoeal knowledge do exist between communities and demonstrate that basic formal education is important in responsible mothers ...
Itinerary: A tour so adventurous . This tour will take you to the southern Malawis highlights, visiting Mulanje Mountain, safari in Majete Wildlife Reserve and relaxing on beach at Cape Mac Clear
Operator of: A tour so adventurous . This tour will take you to the southern Malawis highlights, visiting Mulanje Mountain, safari in Majete Wildlife Reserve and relaxing on beach at Cape Mac Clear
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Tiwonge Kumwenda -Nyasa Times Two convicts in Karonga are the centre of attraction at Karonga District Hospital because they are bleating and behaving like dogs
This study aims to improve the outcome of infants (,2 months) with severe sepsis and meningitis at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi.. Currently WHO recommends the treatment of infant severe sepsis and bacterial meningitis with 14 to 21 day course of penicillin and gentamicin as first line. The second line treatment is cefotaxime or ceftriaxone.. Severe bacterial infections are common in infants under 2 months of age and the mortality is very high (~50%). There are several reasons for this; one is that the first line antibiotics used are no longer as effective as they used to be. Bacterial resistance to the first line antibiotics has increased and some infections especially of the central nervous system may only be partly treated and not eradicated by present therapy. First line treatment is cheap and available but requires 4 injections a day, for at least 14 days, a total of 58 injections. Many mothers find this number too much and abscond. The investigators second line ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Nutritional status of Malawian adults on antiretroviral therapy 1 year after supplementary feeding in the first 3 months of therapy. AU - Ndekha, MacDonald. AU - Van Oosterhout, Joep J.G.. AU - Saloojee, Haroon. AU - Pettifor, John. AU - Manary, Mark. PY - 2009/9/1. Y1 - 2009/9/1. N2 - Objective To test the hypothesis that individuals on antiretroviral therapy (ART) for 3 months with a greater body mass index (BMI) as a result of supplementary feeding with ready-to-use fortified spread would maintain a higher BMI 9 months after the feeding ended. Methods Two cohorts of wasted adults with AIDS, after 12 months of ART and 3 months of supplementary feeding with either ready-to-use fortified spread, an energy dense lipid paste; or corn\soy blended flour, were assessed for clinical and anthropometric status, quality of life, and ART adherence after 3 and 9 months. Results 336 ART patients participated: 162 who had received ready-to-use fortified spread and 174 who had received ...
Soya production, marketing in Malawi - The Times Group Malawi. Soya production, marketing in Malawi. The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development estimates that Malawi has produced 129,000 metric tons of soya this year, down from 135,000 tons last year. The reduced production is due to drought that hit most parts of the country in the last cropping season.. PDF Value Chain Analysis for Soybeans in Malawi. This report is an analysis of commodity market chains in Malawi with a special reference to Soybean. It was made as the initial Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer consultancy to Malawi under CNFA sponsorship. The consultancy took place between 21 February and 18 March 2009. The. (PDF) A guide to soybean production in Malawi. A guide to soybean production in Malawi. Soybean is one of the most important crops in Malawi. It is a versatile grain legume because it has a variety of uses. Soybean is rich in protein, vegetable oil and essential minerals. This crop has the ability to fix ...
HIV Molecular Epidemiology and Dynamics.. The group is part of a large collaboration studying many aspect of molecular evolution of HIV in Karonga District, Malawi. Research involvement in this collaboration includes characterising HIV diversity present within Karonga District, studying the prevalence and emergence of drug resistance to various antiretroviral therapies (ARTs), examining the viral factors responsible for long term survival in individuals and characterising the extent of CXCR4-usage in subtype C infected individuals.. Using sequence data from both the Karonga Prevention Study cohort and other cohorts we are using various approaches to understand the prevalence and significance of sexual networks in the transmission of HIV. N-linked glycosylation in HIV.. As part of the post-translational processing of a HIV virion carbohydrates are added to the surface of the virion by the hosts glycosylation mechanism. The binding of such N-linked glycans conveys protection to a virions surface ...
Denise Dunning of the Public Health Institutes Rise Up programs "Let Girls Lead" initiative in the US in collaboration with the Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) of Malawi, and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) will develop and test a multi-armed approach to empower girls with information, leadership skills, and support networks to reduce the incidence of child marriage and associated harmful traditions in Southern Malawi. Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with half of all girls married by the age of 18. This has serious effects on gender equity, health, and education. They will enroll 800 girls aged 14-18 years from two districts in Southern Malawi and hold weekly workshops over six-months to provide education and skills training. This will be followed by community activities initiated by the girls themselves, such as forming girl clubs and engaging male members of their families and communities to help remove the social and cultural ...
Over hundreds of traditional leaders in Karonga have attacked Paramount Chief Kyungu for imposing the relocation of a refugee camp from Dzaleka in Dowa to Katili in Traditional Authority (T/A) Kyungu in Karonga.
Malawi Gin has long had something of a cult following among British Tourists. Theyd return home from vacations to the small African Nation and former British Colony raving about the local gin.. Ivan on TripAdvisor - " I understand what you say about Malawi gin, it really is up there with the best." and "Malawi gin is amazing, a real well kept secret, (magic as part of a G&T)". Sadie on GinFestival.com - "My mum first had a bottle of this gin back in the 70s and has never stopped talking about it being her favourite gin ever". Phillip Briggs in Brandt Travel Guide Malawi -"The Malawi Gin is well-loved, so much so that manufacturers cant always keep up with the demand….[the] MGT - Malawi Gin and Tonic that is - is practically mandatory.". Howaboutwetryagain on Reddit /r/alcohol - "Ive just returned from Malawi and I loved the gin they had over there. Its just called Malawi gin. I wish Id brought some back with me but I forgot.". AppleBlossom on Trip Advisor - " She was blown away by ...
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Introduction. Dairy farming is gaining importance in Malawi. This is a result of the increasing population and demand for milk and milk products in the countrys major cities. Most dairy farmers are registered and organised into about 50 milk bulking groups (MBGs) around the countrys major cities: Blantyre (southern region), Lilongwe (central region) and Mzuzu (northern region) (Banda et al. 2011). The MBGs are mostly run and managed by farmers who collect milk from members within a radius of eight km. Following milk testing on specific gravity and alcohol testing for acidity, milk is bulked in a cooling tank. Milk is bought in bulk by the processors and a bonus is paid to the participating farmers for higher-bulk quantities. The dairy cattle breeds are predominantly Holstein-Friesians, Jerseys and their crosses with the indigenous Malawi Zebu (Banda et al. 2011; Tebug et al. 2012a). These animals are mainly stall-fed or grazed on communal pastureland near human dwellings. Although smallholder ...
HIV-1 has been studied in the Karonga District in northern Malawi for almost 30 years (1982-2010). Within Karonga a cohort of subtype C long-term survivors were identified who have been followed for over 20 years with ...
Background: Maternal morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected women is a global concern. This study compared mortality and health outcomes of HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected mothers at 18-20 months postpartum within routine prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services in a rural district in Malawi.. Methods: A retrospective cohort study of mother-child dyads at 18-20 months postpartum in Zomba District. Data on socio-demographic characteristics, service uptake, maternal health outcomes and biometric parameters were collected.. Results: 173 HIV-infected and 214 HIV-uninfected mothers were included. HIV-specific cohort mortality at 18-20 months postpartum was 42.4 deaths/1000 person-years; no deaths occurred among HIV-uninfected women. Median time to death was 11 months post-partum (range 3-19). Women ranked their health on a comparative qualitative scale; HIV-infected women perceived their health to be poorer than did HIV-uninfected women (RR 2.4; 95% CI 1.6-3.7). ...
The Shire River links the large Lake Malawi (above), with a surface area of 29,600 km², to the smaller Lake Malombe (below), with an area of about 450 km².. The section of the river connecting the two lakes is known as the upper Shire. The entire river, situated both in Malawi and Mozambique, is 402 km long. The rivers valley is part of the Great Rift Valley system.. Moving to the upper part of this orthorectified image, the hilly peninsula jutting out into Lake Malawi is the Cape McClear Nature Reserve of Lake Malawi National Park. It is the only national park in Malawi that was created to protect fish and aquatic habitats, although it does include a fair amount of land.. ...
The results of the mental examination held at Kamuzu Central Hospital in the capital Lilongwe revelead that Wandale was mentally challenged and he was referred to Zomba Mental Hospital for treatment.. Wandale has been at Zomba Mental Hospital for the past two weeks following a court order to have him examined.. But information sourced by this publication indicates that Wandale is yet to start receiving treatment due to the court order.. Wandale obtained the injunction against the order to refer him to Zomba Mental hospital.. More details to come….. ...
Anna Msowoya Keys is the Founder & President of Maloto, a US based NGO dedicated to supporting local initiatives in northern Malawi. Born and raised in northern Malawi, Msowoya Keys possesses a unique understanding of Malawi and the challenges the country faces, particularly those resulting from the devastation of HIV/AIDS. Anna was one of eight children and has lost four sisters to AIDS. It was at her sisters funeral in 2003 that Anna decided she needed to find a way to give back to her community.. Anna has more than 20 years of experience working with some of Africas most disadvantaged populations. Her extensive humanitarian aid work includes Action Aid, the American based Womens Commission for Refugee Women and Children and the International Rescue Committee. In recognition of her support for the women of Malawi, Anna was the first recipient of the Whole Women Healing Award: "Women of Compassion" in 2007. Anna divides her time between New York, NY & Malawi .. ...
Ramakrishna B, Graham SM, Phiri A, Mankhambo L, Duke T. Lactate as a predictor of mortality in Malawian children with WHO-defined pneumonia. ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD 97 (4) : 336 - 42(2012) PubMed ...
Background: Nutritional iron deficiency may limit iron availability to the malaria parasite reducing infection risk, and/or impair host immunity thereby increasing this risk. In pregnant women, there is evidence of an adverse effect with iron supplementation, but the few reported studies are strongly confounded. Methods: A case control study in pregnant Malawian women was undertaken in Chikhwawa southern Malawi in order to describe iron status in relation to placental malaria controlling for several confounding factors. Pregnancy characteristics were obtained and a blood sample at delivery. A full blood count was performed and serum ferritin and transferrin receptor quantified by enzyme-linked immunoassay. DNA analysis was used to identify genetic polymorphisms for ABO phenotype, hemoglobin HbS, and glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Placental tissue was obtained and malaria histology classified as active, past or no malaria infection. Results: 112 cases with placental malaria were ...
... It has been an almost surreal last couple of days.. We left Harare, Zimbabwe for Malawi, and it feels as if we have entered a time warp. Our route took us across the borders of first Mozambique and then Malawi - both in the same day. In the process we have crossed back into the Africa that we visited 10 years ago. What I mean is that weve entered into a place of poor infrastructure. The road quality has deteriorated, transport is more sparse and therefore more crowded and also more difficult. Also, there is more bureaucracy, i.e. more red tape.. It took us 13 hours on the bus to go from Harare, Zimbabwe to Blantyre, Malawi, a distance of only 375 miles! Take a look at our maps. Thats an average of less than 29 miles per hour.. The first 3 border crossings went fairly smoothly, but the 4th, into Malawi, was interminable. The border guards decided to search the bags of everyone on the bus. This was being done to make sure that all of the people who were bringing in ...
Airtel Malawi has aligned itself to the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) programs of donating blood in order to save lives of Malawians. During the week
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BACKGROUND: In many populations there is an excess of tuberculosis in young women and older men. We explored possible explanations for these patterns, concentrating on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status, pregnancy, smoking, cooking smoke exposure, contact with tuberculosis cases within the household or outside, and gender differences in health service usage and diagnostic delay. DESIGN: Case control study in Karonga District, Malawi. METHODS: Cases were new tuberculosis patients with bacteriological or histological evidence of tuberculosis. Controls were selected in the community using field-based random sampling. RESULTS: The study included 598 tuberculosis cases and 992 controls, with an excess of tuberculosis in young females and older males. This was more marked in HIV-positive individuals. HIV infection was a similarly strong risk factor for tuberculosis in both men and women. Tuberculosis was associated with having a family or household contact with tuberculosis for both men and ...
Exports in Malawi decreased to 64832.50 MWK Million in September from 86394 MWK Million in August of 2016. Exports in Malawi averaged 16567.79 MWK Million from 2000 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 86394 MWK Million in August of 2016 and a record low of 617.70 MWK Million in April of 2008. Malawis main export is tobacco which accounts for 55% of total exports. Others include: uranium, sugar, tea and coffee. Malawis main export partner is the European Union (50 percent of exports). Others include: Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and United States. This page provides - Malawi Exports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
A South African business tycoon and his Malawi lawyer were arrested following a protracted row over a business license for Malawis third mobile phone operator, a top government official confirmed Saturday. Police also issued an arrest warrant for Abdul Pillane, former chairman of the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority, or MACRA, in connection with the same issue. Pillane, who was sacked by President Bingu wa Mutharika in March, is currently in South Africa for medical reasons. Attorney-General Ralph Kasambara said police arrested Patroklos Tsaperas and his lawyer, Khuze Kapeta, for allegedly forging documents related to the granting of a business license to Malawi Mobile Ltd. "I am not surprised that he (Tsaperas) was arrested because these people are not telling the truth," he said. "The documents they have were forged." The move came as Malawi Mobile Ltd. is challenging a government decision to stop the company from rolling out its operations for allegedly flouting some clauses in the ...
This paper by Fiona Parrott examines how mens reproductive bodies are problematised in rural northern Malawi as access to biomedically defined diagnoses of the health of mens sperm contribute to the visibility of male infertility
Kia Motors has joined forces with the Korea-based International Vaccine Institute (IVI) to provide an emergency vaccination program across the Nsanje district of southern Malawi. Kia will support...
Pamela Kuwali of the UN World Food Programme visits a school in southern Malawi to hear what the pupils and teachers have to say about the daily meals provided by WFP. ...
Keywords: air pollution; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; spirometry Document Type: Regular Paper. Affiliations: 1: Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Clinical Research Laboratories, Universities of Malawi and Liverpool (UK), Blantyre, Malawi; and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK 2: Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, Population Health, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK 3: Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Clinical Research Laboratories, Universities of Malawi and Liverpool (UK), Blantyre, Malawi 4: School of Clinical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK 5: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK Publication date: March 1, 2011. ...
Despite the increasing number of population-based surveys in sub-Saharan Africa that provide testing and counseling for HIV over the past decade, understanding the nature of nonresponse in these surveys, especially panel HIV surveys, is still limited. This article uses longitudinal HIV data collected from rural Malawi in 2004 and 2006 to examine nonresponse in repeat population-based testing. It shows that nonresponse in repeat testing led to significant bias in the estimates of HIV prevalence and to inconsistent conclusions about the predictors of HIV status. In contrast, previous cross-sectional analyses found that nonresponse does not significantly bias the estimates of HIV prevalence. The difference in conclusions from cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of nonresponse can be attributed to two factors: the different definitions of what constitutes nonresponse in both contexts, and the risk profiles of the missed populations. In particular, although refusal and temporary absence are the ...
We flew with Air Malawi from Harare to Blantyre, £72 for a return ticket -- a single being more expensive! This was to minimise travelling time as time was short (the others left after 8 days). We could have flown to Lilongwe for the same price, with either Air Malawi or Air Zimbabwe, both reasonable carriers. We left for home from Lilongwe, having had open-jaw tickets, available with KLM and BA. Public transport is good between towns but non-existent in national parks. The only international car-hire company operating here is Avis, who do not offer unlimited mileage and have a steep drop-charge for starting in Blantyre and finishing in Lilongwe, although this works out similar to the cost of the mileage. Hence our flight plan. However, shortly before departure for Africa I was able to book an unlimited mileage deal through Soche Tours (fax 00265 620 440, tel 620 777), a reputable local agent. This cost US$610 for a Toyota Corolla for 7 days, including full insurance, taxes and $80 drop-charge; ...
Mental disorders, particularly depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, are common long-term psychological outcomes in emergency contexts arising from conflicts, natural disasters, and other challenging environmental conditions. In emergencies, people suffer not only from the lack of external resources such as drinking water and food but also from poor mental health. Mental disorders can substantially impair daily activities in vulnerable individuals. However, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) behaviors are daily activities that require effort, time, and strong internal motivation. Therefore, questions arise: whether there is a relationship between mental health and safe water behaviors, and if so, whether the motivational drivers of these behaviors are affected by mental health. Our cross-sectional study conducted face-to-face interviews with 638 households in rural Malawi. We used a quantitative questionnaire based on the risks, attitudes, norms, abilities, and self-regulation (RANAS)
FANTA partners carried out a field test with 9-month-old infants in rural Malawi to assess the feasibility of using a non-invasive, eye-tracking-based method to assess infant cognitive function in a low-income setting. The method was found to be feasible. A follow-up study showed few associations between eye- tracking-based assessment of visual and cognitive function at 9 months and non-specific risk markers for early child development.
Publications (10 recent/important). Phiri K, Esan M, Boele van Hensbroek M, Khairallah C, Faragher B, ter Kuile F. Intermittent Preventive Therapy for malaria in the post-discharge management of severe anaemia in pre-school children; a multi-centre, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in Southern Malawi, Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2011, 12;3: 191-200.. Kapito-Tembo A, Meshnick SR, Boele van Hensbroek M, Phiri K, Fitzgerald M, Mwapasa V. Marked reduction in prevalence of malaria parasitemia and anemia in HIV-infected pregnant women taking cotrimoxazole with or without sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine intermittent preventive therapy during pregnancy in Malawi. J Infect Dis. 2011 Feb 15;203(4):464-72.. Boele van Hensbroek M, Jonkers F, Fijnvandraat K, Bates I. (2011) Severe anaemia in Africa, new concepts. Invited review: British Journal of Haematology (2011, 154, 6, 690-695).. Boele van Hensbroek M, Calis J, Phiri K, Vet R, Munthali F, Kraaijenhagen R, van den Berg H, Faragher B, Bates I and Molyneux ...
HIV testing is one of the key strategies in the HIV/AIDS prevention and control programmes. However, studies examining utilization of this service by men in Malawi are limited. The aim of this study was to assess the uptake and determinants of HIV testing among men in Malawi. Secondary data analysis was conducted on cross-sectional household data for 7478 men aged 15 to 54 years drawn from the 2015-16 Malawi Demographic and Health Survey. Descriptive statistics, bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analyses were performed to identify the socio-demographic, behavioral and health service related factors that are associated with HIV testing service utilisation by men in Malawi. All analyses were performed using the complex sample analysis procedure of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 22.0 to account for the multistage sampling used in Demographic Health Survey. Overall, 69.9% of the participants had ever been tested for HIV. The results indicate that age, region of
Diet is a modifiable factor that can contribute to the health of pregnant women. In a sample of 577 HIV-positive pregnant women who completed baseline interviews for the Breastfeeding, Antiretrovirals, and Nutrition Study in Lilongwe, Malawi, cluster analysis was used to derive dietary patterns. Multiple regression analysis was used to identify associations between the dietary patterns and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC), arm muscle area (AMA), arm fat area (AFA), and hemoglobin at baseline. Three key dietary patterns were identified: animal-based, plant-based, and grain-based. Women with relatively greater wealth were more likely to consume the animal-based diet, which had the highest intake of energy, protein, and fat and was associated with higher hemoglobin levels compared to the other diets. Women with the lowest wealth were more likely to consume the grain-based diet with the lowest intake of energy, protein, fat, and iron and were more likely to have lower AFA than women on the animal-based
Diet is a modifiable factor that can contribute to the health of pregnant women. In a sample of 577 HIV-positive pregnant women who completed baseline interviews for the Breastfeeding, Antiretrovirals, and Nutrition Study in Lilongwe, Malawi, cluster analysis was used to derive dietary patterns. Multiple regression analysis was used to identify associations between the dietary patterns and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC), arm muscle area (AMA), arm fat area (AFA), and hemoglobin at baseline. Three key dietary patterns were identified: animal-based, plant-based, and grain-based. Women with relatively greater wealth were more likely to consume the animal-based diet, which had the highest intake of energy, protein, and fat and was associated with higher hemoglobin levels compared to the other diets. Women with the lowest wealth were more likely to consume the grain-based diet with the lowest intake of energy, protein, fat, and iron and were more likely to have lower AFA than women on the ...
buildOns second school with Madonnas foundation Raising Malawi is complete! Take a look at the Mkwayule school in Mzoweza, Malawi. The school was finished on May 19-16 days ahead of schedule-and the handing over ceremony was on May 28. The community contributed 2,285 volunteer work day, 510 more than the average community! There are currently 114 children attending the school: 56 boys and 58 girls.. Check back for more news as we continue breaking ground on schools in Malawi, and read about our partnership with Raising Malawi.. ...
We are looking for a dynamic, bottom line driven sales and general management executive to lead our business operations in Malawi. He/she will be responsible for overall management of our country operations with a focus on sales of solar lights and chargers with application of sustainable management practices to ensure viable growth and success of our Malawi business. Ultimately he will contribute to the creation of a viable and vibrant solar market in off-grid communities in Malawi that will result in the elimination of the use of the paraffin lamp and cheap torches using disposable batteries in off grid communities.. Reporting to our Nairobi based CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for development and delivery of the SunnyMoney business plan in Malawi with a key emphasis on ensuring cost effective route to market strategies, robust operational and sales management systems and effective cost control guided by principles of prudence and personal integrity. The candidate will be ...
University of Malawi College of Medicine has been the partner institution for the MLSFH since 1998, and it is among the leading medical and public health research and training institutions in SSA LICs. The College was established in 1991 as a constituent college within the University of Malawi (UNIMA), and is the only medical school in Malawi. The COM has gradually grown from a program with an intake of 10--15 students per year and a handful of Malawian faculty, to a program with a medical student intake of on average 60 per year with 110 faculty members, of whom approximately 67% are Malawians. Research at the COM is supported through the US National Institute of Health, the Wellcome Trust, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Health Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative (HRCSI), and many other research sponsors.. ...
The Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH) [previous title: Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project (MDICP)] is one of very few long- standing longitudinal cohort studies in a poor Sub-Saharan African (SSA) context. It provides a rare record of more than a decade of demographic, socioeconomic, and health conditions in one of the worlds poorest countries. The MLSFH cohorts were selected to represent the rural population of Malawi, where the vast majority of Malawians live in conditions that are similar to those in the rural areas of other countries with high HIV prevalence: health conditions are poor, health facilities and schools are over-burdened and under-staffed, standards of living are low and nutritional needs of adults, children and the elderly are often not met. With 7 major data collection rounds between 1998 and 2012 for up to 4,000 individuals, as well as ancillary surveys and qualitative studies, the MLSFH has been a premier dataset for research on health, ...
The Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH) [previous title: Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project (MDICP)] is one of very few long- standing longitudinal cohort studies in a poor Sub-Saharan African (SSA) context. It provides a rare record of more than a decade of demographic, socioeconomic, and health conditions in one of the worlds poorest countries. The MLSFH cohorts were selected to represent the rural population of Malawi, where the vast majority of Malawians live in conditions that are similar to those in the rural areas of other countries with high HIV prevalence: health conditions are poor, health facilities and schools are over-burdened and under-staffed, standards of living are low and nutritional needs of adults, children and the elderly are often not met. With 7 major data collection rounds between 1998 and 2012 for up to 4,000 individuals, as well as ancillary surveys and qualitative studies, the MLSFH has been a premier dataset for research on health, ...
BACKGROUND: Little is known about viral co-infections in African human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected children. We examined the prevalence of seromarkers for cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections among HIV-infected, antiretroviral treatment (ART)-naive children in Lilongwe, Malawi. METHODS: Ninety-one serum samples were tested for IgG and IgM antibodies to CMV, and IgG antibodies to HSV-2 and hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). Baseline demographic, clinical and laboratory data were abstracted from electronic records. RESULTS: CMV IgG was the most common positive result in all age groups (in 73% of children ...
Recurring droughts afflict Malawis agriculture sector, threatening the livelihoods of Malawis smallholder farmers, who constitute 80 percent of Malawis population. Thirty-eight percent of Malawians live below the poverty line, and 47 percent of children are stunted.