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COVID-19 myths lead to default in essential health services

COVID-19 myths lead to default in essential health services

The biggest toll the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be taking among rural masses in Malawi is the shunning of health services by communities amidst rumours of the pandemic’s prevalence and associated dangers in health centres. Having heard stories about COVID-19 and how one is susceptible to contract the virus from a hospital, Mangochi resident MaryamRead more about COVID-19 myths lead to default in essential health services[…]

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)[…]

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[…]

PACHI TRAINS JOURNALISTS ON POSITIVE REPORTING

PACHI TRAINS JOURNALISTS ON POSITIVE REPORTING

As part of preparation on the social accountability towards cholera preparedness and awareness project PACHI has trained 12 journalist from different media houses in both print and electronic media. In this one-day training pachi trained journalists on bwalo concept which is a community grouping that aims at discussing issues that affect them as far as Read more about PACHI TRAINS JOURNALISTS ON POSITIVE REPORTING[…]