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In the area of TA Mwamlowe in Rumphi district Malawi, people walk a distance of 39KM to access health care. Winnie Botha shares some of challenges people in this area face in as far as access to quality health care is concerned with focus on maternal and infant health rights
Stigma is a huge roadblock to mothers in Africa testing for HIV. Many women are afraid of what their husbands, families and communities will think if they turn out to be HIV-positive. But the male champion programme in Malawi is changing this. The programme trains men to encourage other men to be more involved in their partners’ and children’s health - helping to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Meet Gordon, a male champion who’s creating healthier futures for Malawi families. _________ Subscribe to UNICEF here: http://bit.ly/1ltTE3m The official UNICEF YouTube channel is your primary destination for the latest news updates from the frontline, documentaries, celebrity appeals, and more about our work to realize the rights of every child. Click here to see all of our late...
Working without running water or stable electricity, staff in this Malawi hospital still manage to provide healthcare to more than 120 mothers every day. Join Rebecca Gibney, long-time World Vision Ambassador, as she discovers the challenges faced by new mothers here - many of them unimaginable to Australian mums. Find out more of about how you can help at www.worldvision.com.au.
Malawi in Southern Africa: beautiful landscapes, a vibrant hustle and bustle – dejected poverty. To improve the hygiene and nutrition situation of the villagagers, Welthungerhilfe established health clubs to ensure a healthy future for all.
Every day, women in Malawi risk their lives performing the most ordinary of tasks: cooking. We are proud to introduce Smoke and Mirrors, a special report on Malawi's health and environmental crisis. Visit https://smokeandmirrors.newint.org
Globally nearly four million newborns die each year, making up more than 40% of under-five child deaths. More newborn lives must be saved in order to meet Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 for child survival, a 2/3 reduction in under-five child deaths by 2015. How can these numbers be reduced? We go to Malawi and Nepal, countries that are both on track for MDG 4 and have similar statistics on newborn survival, to find out what is being done.
When drones first came into the aviation industry, they were and have been mainly used for surveillance and assessments of disasters. In Malawi, it is and will be the first time the drone technology is used in the continent to conduct health research in improving HIV services. The country started testing the use of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to try and cut down on the time it takes to test for HIV in infants living in rural areas. The research, being run by the UN children's agency … READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/03/16/malawi-using-drones-for-health-research-and-saving-lives Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/african...
Peace Corps Health Volunteer Judy Summers works on AIDS awareness education in a Malawi health center. Her projects include Nets for Test, a program that combines information about malaria prevention and the importance of getting tested for HIV, and helping people living with HIV/AIDS work with community based organizations to receive funding for their income generating activities.
Malawi has many health care issues. This presentation provides a short synopsis of some of these issues. Malawi is a beautiful country with much potential.
Every day, women in Malawi are travelling farther from home to collect firewood -- as the forests keep receding and deforestation escalates. We are proud to introduce Smoke and Mirrors, a special report on Malawi's health and environmental crisis. Visit https://smokeandmirrors.newint.org
Malawi has a population of 17 million people, yet there are only 13 optometrists for the whole country. Essilor has entered into a first-of-its-kind public-private-partnership to transform the state of eye health there.
All the health advice you need to know for your trip to Malawi.
Video Proposal for Malawian Health Shelters: During the cool, dry season in Malawi, community health workers (HSAs) conduct outreach clinics under the shade of a mango tree. Yet, during the rainy season, three areas (total pop. 14,865) currently have no shelter under which to meet. We therefore have teamed up with the three areas to help them construct their shelters - they are supplying the labor and locally available materials - and we are raising support for for the tin roof and cement for the floor, foundation, and in-between the bricks. Link to our site: gofundme.com/29bza284 The benefit to these three communities would be PRICELESS, as access to essential healthcare and health education could continue through all seasons with the addition of a simple rain shelter. We thank you f...
Health Poverty has a huge impact on the health of the population in Malawi. Poverty results in high levels of malnutrition, a lack of clean water, poor sanitation and a severe shortage or even absence of the most basic health care. Malawi's women and children are particularly affected: 183 in every 1000 children fail to reach their fifth birthday. In addition killer diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis and the HIV/AIDS pandemic also take an enormous toll on the lives and quality of life of families and communities across the country. MACS supports health care through: •Supporting 3 Anglican mission hospitals: St Anne's in Nkhotakota, St Luke's in Chilema and St Martin's at Malindi. •Each hospital is responsible for running rural health centres. There are 14 health centres i...
Melinda Gates narrates this video slideshow of her trip to Malawi. Although it's one of the poorest countries in Africa, Malawi is on track to significantly reduce child mortality by 2015. Melinda travels to Malawi to find out why Malawi is making such progress
The ingredients for a stronger health system are there. But how do we cook them? Dr. Jansen is an American family physician who moved his family to Malawi in 2000. Moved by the enormity of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, he and a group of Malawians founded the Malawian non-profit Partners in Hope. Their medical centre cares for over 7,000 HIV patients and leads a major PEPFAR-funded HIV/training program in over 90 facilities in six districts. PIH is committed to expanding to become a full service, non-profit teaching and research hospital. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx