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Attacks on Health Care Monthly News Brief - April 2021

Reliefweb 17 May 2021
In Beni city, North Kivu province, unidentified perpetrators looted two health facilities, burned down houses, and abducted civilians to help them transport stolen goods and livestock ... An inpatient was killed and a health worker injured ... Malawi ... Health workers were arrested, injured ...
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Malaria vaccine offers hope – how a pilot vaccine initiative is working in Malawi

Sierra Leone Telegraph 16 May 2021
Malawi’s Ministry of Health has put in place malaria control measures such as insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying with insecticides (IRS) supported by UNICEF and WHO ... The UN has been supporting the Malawi’s Ministry of Health to ensure the continuity of ...
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Consultancy to Coordinate the Regional Survey for the HIV and SRHR Knows No Borders Project, Pretoria, South Africa

Reliefweb 13 May 2021
The IOM’s Regional HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV Knows No Borders (KNB) project for which a baseline survey is required is implemented in six countries of Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, and Mozambique ... COVID-19 health crisis.
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Covid: DR Congo in race against time to vaccinate people

BBC News 11 May 2021
Covax wants to vaccinate at least 20% of the African population by the end of 2021, with the first 3% - 90 million doses - going to health workers and other vulnerable groups ... Dr Charles Mwansambo, Malawi's health minister, told the BBC ... To restore public confidence, health officials in Malawi now plan to set fire to 16,000 unused doses.
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Malawi Preparedness, Quarterly Update, January - March 2021

Reliefweb 10 May 2021
• In January, the Preparedness Project carried out a joint assessment of the container lab sites in collaboration with the Ministry of Health with the aim to increase the testing capacities at Malawi’s border posts as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response.
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Malawi Quarterly Update, January - March 2021

Reliefweb 10 May 2021
... to increase the testing capacities at Malawi’s border posts as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response.
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Malaria vaccines helped spare our children from malaria - Mothers in Krachi West

Ghana Web 09 May 2021
The Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP) coordinated and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) led to the rollout of the malaria vaccine in 3 countries in Africa; Ghana, Kenya and Malawi through country-led routine immunization.
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How harm reduction models can save US lives in the pandemic

The Observer 09 May 2021
Over the course of the pandemic, the stark political divide in the US around implementing public health measures has at times been as perplexing for public health officials as the virus itself ... It aims to build a healthy community without judgment or coercion, providing other health-focused services.
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Malawi President Stands Firm on Refugees Relocation

Voa News 07 May 2021
Malawi’s encampment policy prohibits refugees from staying outside their camp ... He said that while Malawi’s government might have legal justifications for the relocation, returning them to the camp would create serious problems at the country’s only refugee camp, such as school overcrowding, and a scramble for water and even health facilities.
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Sugar factory shut down in Malawi due to Indian Covid-19 variant scare

Independent online (SA) 07 May 2021
MALAWI has ordered a sugar factory to suspend its operations after 41 workers tested positive for the novel coronavirus and one died, Malawi media reported on Friday ... News website Nyasa Times reported that an Indian national who was part of a group of 41 who arrived in Malawi to work at the Salima Sugar Factory died on Monday.
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Standing Committees of the SADC-PF hosts virtual statutory meetings |07 May 2021

Nation 07 May 2021
The Standing Committees of the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) held virtual statutory meetings from April 9 to 16, 2021 ... Rosie Bistoquet, Hon ... Hon ... Bertha Ndebele from Malawi met to deliberate on how the Committee can enhance its role in the fight against sexual and reproductive health and rights infringements and.
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Malawi orders thousands of refugees to return to overcrowded camp

Ghana Web 06 May 2021
The UN refugee agency UNHCR in Malawi said the directive was in line with the country’s encampment laws, but advised the government to reconsider ... Speaking in one of Malawi’s main languages, Chichewa, he told AFP he sought asylum in the southern African country 13 years ago, eventually setting up a small retail business, a food store.
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Back to school for two Canadian charities in Africa

Reliefweb 05 May 2021
“CPAR was thrilled to fulfill a young boy’s goal to bring drinking water to the children in Uganda, and to partner today to benefit so many more children in Malawi is really the story of our mutual commitment to give kids both health and hope.” ... (Malawi population.
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Technical Director for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)

Reliefweb 05 May 2021
USAID Malawi supports the Government of Malawi (GOM) and their Ministry of Health (MOH) to improve health service, systems and outcomes as part of a broader vision for self-reliance and sustainable impact, which includes strengthening local institutions, systems, greater ownership and accountability, and increased private sector engagement.
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