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Malawi ratifies Paris Agreement

Peter Mutharika

The Republic of Malawi on Thursday, June 29, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The East African nation thus becomes the 153rd country to endorse the global treaty, after Egypt and Togo, which ratified the climate accord respectively on Thursday, June 29 and Wednesday, June 28 2017. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ...

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Ghana, Kenya, Malawi selected for WHO malaria vaccine pilot programme

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, that Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will take part in a WHO-coordinated malaria vaccine implementation programme (MVIP) that will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018. The injectable vaccine, RTS,S, was developed to protect ...

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Zambia, Malawi to benefit from new multimedia water project


The Zambia and Malawi have launched a K15 million project for the construction of the water and sanitation schemes for border posts of Chanida, Mwami and Mchinji. The project is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) on three border areas of which two are on the Zambian side while one was on ...

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How boreholes provided lifeline to Malawian community

Mary Msamph

Mary Msampha used to walk 10 kilometres to and from her house searching for water in Lipiri, Dowa District, Central Region Malawi. The area is within the control of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kayembe and shares boundary with T/A Chakhaza, another popular chief in the district. “Our children suffered a lot. Even cooking food was a challenge without water. Secondly, as ...

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Group expands smallholder farmer services to Malawi, Uganda

Elumuka Margaret

One Acre Foundation, a non-profit agriculture organisation that supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to increase their incomes and food security, has announced the official opening of its Malawi and Uganda operations. Malawi and Uganda began as pilots in 2013 and 2014 respectively. One Acre Fund now serves 400,000 smallholder farmers – with an estimated two ...

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Diamphwe River provides lifeline for Malawian farmers


He was poverty stricken. Stubborn to take elders’ counsel. Failed to feed his family. Lived hopelessly. Believed in stealing, alcoholism and trouble making, characters that are not in line with the Christian values, those Jesus preached. His children and family could not appreciate family love. They failed to make ends. Often times, thronged their parents-in-law for food, clothes and financial ...

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Malawian communities seek to end open defecation

Mitress Januwale

About one billion people or 15 percent of the global population, including Malawians, practice open defecation, and ignorance of the consequences Twelve years ago today, Mitress Januwale was in great pain due to the death of her grandmother Myness Gilimoti to what was a suspected work of witchcraft, according to family members. Gilimoti died when she was more of a ...

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How Moringa trees save lives in Malawi


Amid some rain drizzles, Francis Martin Chiponda stuns communities and foreign nationals from World Vision Support offices by declaring his HIV positive status. His declaration was not by force but meant to testify how he is still surviving. Chiponda – who comes from Champhula Village Head in Nthondo, Ntchisi District – was confirmed positive in 2006 after undergoing HIV voluntary ...

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Malawian lives transformed amid group’s intervention


World Vision’s investment is transforming Malawian lives and giving a fresh hope to thousands of impoverished people Eighteen-year-old Daniel Mwanza and his two sisters recall having no kind words towards their parents due to poverty levels they were subjected to. The three children from the family of Francis Mwanza from the area of Group Village Headman (GVH) Funachina in Traditional ...

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The other side of floods in Malawi


With Malawi’s population hovering at 15 million and 80 percent living in rural areas, agricultural and environmental experts feel crop diversification and adoption of winter cropping using water harvested from floods or rainfall would help the country have abundance food. Chrissy Chidikha, Village Head (VH) from Kadzumba Traditional Authority (T/A) Maseya in Chikwawa District and a victim of heavy flooding, ...

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