PACHI Blogs

In the news: Rearing of pigs in Lilongwe’s Area 36 irks Mwenyekondo community

In the news: Rearing of pigs in Lilongwe’s Area 36 irks Mwenyekondo community

Written by  Mphatso Nkuonera Source: MANA Residents in Group Village Head (GVH) Mwenyekondo in Area 36 in Lilongwe have expressed concern over the raising of pigs by some households within the compacted settlement, fearing it could be a source of diseases. The concern was raised at GVH Mwenyekondo’s residence on Sunday when Umodzi Bwalo ForumRead more about In the news: Rearing of pigs in Lilongwe’s Area 36 irks Mwenyekondo community[…]

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[…]

In the news: PACHI urges communities to form cholera discussion groups

In the news: PACHI urges communities to form cholera discussion groups

Written by Prisca Chinguwo – Nyasatimes Source: Nyasatimes Parent and Child Health Initiative (PACHI) has urged communities which were affected by cholera in Lilongwe to form groups that will enhance information sharing on cholera and other health issues that the communities are likely to face. Pachi’s Laura Munthali: Areas need to be prevented from choleraRead more about In the news: PACHI urges communities to form cholera discussion groups[…]

Mchinji commemorates world malaria day

Mchinji commemorates world malaria day

Malaria remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Malawi, especially among pregnant women and children aged under 5 years. The Health management information system data indicates that malaria accounts for 40% of all outpatient visits in Malawi. Mchinji district has a population of over half a Million people and served by 17 health facilities. InRead more about Mchinji commemorates world malaria day[…]