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HOUSEHOLDS IN NTCHISI ENCOURAGED TO START ESTABLISHING BACKYARD GARDENS FOR VEGETABLES

HOUSEHOLDS IN NTCHISI ENCOURAGED TO START ESTABLISHING BACKYARD GARDENS FOR VEGETABLES

Most people do not know that vegetables are good for our health and the nutrients they contain play a big role in the restoration of the body. Vegetables are source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, folate, potassium and fiber. The health benefits of eating vegetable-rich diet are numerous. Research points to lower risks forRead more about HOUSEHOLDS IN NTCHISI ENCOURAGED TO START ESTABLISHING BACKYARD GARDENS FOR VEGETABLES[…]

SIMPLE MEASURES, SAVING LIVES: UPDATE FROM THE FIELD IN MALAWI

SIMPLE MEASURES, SAVING LIVES: UPDATE FROM THE FIELD IN MALAWI

by Saskia Hoskins source: Ammalife Above: medical staff in Malawi receiving training on the FAST-M sepsis prevention tools, from Linvell, senior nursing officer and one of our Maternal Sepsis Champions at Mithundu Hospital) FAST-M is one of the projects that Ammalife sponsors which has been improving maternal healthcare in Malawi. FAST-M is a treatment bundle forRead more about SIMPLE MEASURES, SAVING LIVES: UPDATE FROM THE FIELD IN MALAWI[…]

In the news: Poor sanitation igniting cholera outbreak

In the news: Poor sanitation igniting cholera outbreak

Written by  Eunice Ndhlovu source: MBC Online Poor sanitation is said to be one cause of different diseases at household and community level in the world. One of the well known diseases associated with poor sanitation is cholera that affected Malawi and other African countries a few months ago. Our reporter finds out why LilongweRead more about In the news: Poor sanitation igniting cholera outbreak[…]

Soweto in Lilongwe (a village without any access to clean water)

Soweto in Lilongwe (a village without any access to clean water)

Water transmitted diseases are the fifth leading cause of global mortality. According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, 94% of water transmitted diseases could be prevented with access to clean water and sanitation. Despite the promising returns to investment in clean water and sanitation, individual use of disease prevention products, like water chlorination tablets andRead more about Soweto in Lilongwe (a village without any access to clean water)[…]

Preventing Maternal Sepsis in Low resource settings

Preventing Maternal Sepsis in Low resource settings

Parent and Child Health Initiative (PACHI) together with University of Birmingham has been implementing the ‘Evaluation of maternal sepsis FAST-M feasibility study’ in 15 health facilities of Malawi belonging to Lilongwe and Dowa Districts. The study aims to improve maternal care through use of tailored tools to help in early recognition of maternal infections and sepsis, diagnose maternal infections and sepsis, and manage maternal sepsis. Read more about Preventing Maternal Sepsis in Low resource settings

EVALUATION OF MATERNAL SEPSIS FAST-M BUNDLE FEASIBILITY STUDY

EVALUATION OF MATERNAL SEPSIS FAST-M BUNDLE FEASIBILITY STUDY

Parent and Child Health Initiative and the University of Birmingham has implemented the Evaluation of Maternal Sepsis FAST-M (Fluids, Antibiotics, Source control, Transport and Monitoring) Bundle feasibility study in Dowa and Lilongwe districts of Malawi with  a huge success. The research which has been implemented at Dowa District Hospital, Chankhungu Health Centre, Msakambewa Health Centre,Read more about EVALUATION OF MATERNAL SEPSIS FAST-M BUNDLE FEASIBILITY STUDY[…]