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Promoting better health, naturally: Moringa tree

In Bwetu village, in the district of Lilongwe thousands of people still live a daily struggle contending with a vast range of societal issues and needs that are each a fundamental characteristic of growing, healthy communities. The basic needs that … Continue reading

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REZ reaching the unreached – mobile clinic ease access to healthcare

MADISI – Malawi: By Mercy Chikhosi A mobile clinic vehicle drives about five kilometers to Chakhaza Health Center from the United Methodist Church in Malawi (Madisi) through the dust road to pick nurses and health surveillance assistants before driving to … Continue reading

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Community health workers promoting safemotherhood in Dowa

January 23, 2015 by Mercy Chikhosi Nyirongo Mbalame, Dowa Abiti Saulos, 23, is pregnant with her second child. She is in her first trimester and she has been visited by a community health volunteer in Mbalame village, Traditional Authority Mkukula … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Makuta community promoting girls education

Today, as I go through my camera, it reminds me of Makuta community in Traditional Authority Nsamala in Balaka district. I remember it was a Monday when we were supposed to prioritize needs of the community. I have been to … Continue reading

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Saving newborn lives through neonatal resuscitation – a priority in Madisi

A baby’s inability to breathe at birth, known as birth asphyxia, is a major cause of newborn mortality in Malawi and can contribute to developmental disabilities and health problems into adulthood. Therefore, addressing maternal health ensures that all women receive … Continue reading

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Nkhafi bridge: A CHE first in Madisi, Malawi

NKHAFI, MADISI, 10th MAY, 2014: This year, Nkafi village head celebrates 52 years. He celebrates more than his birthday following a fortnight that has seen the completion of the first CHE seed project. His leadership efforts and training under CHE … Continue reading

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Nkhafi women initiate adult literacy under CHE banner

According to World Bank adult literacy is when the population that is above 15 years of age can understand basic numeracy and literacy.The adult literacy program is not new in the Malawi context. Due to lack of resources and poor access … Continue reading

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CHE and ZOE: A holistic approach to Madisi community development.

For sustainable community development to take place, there must be interaction and coordination among all of the factors and agents that intervene and act in a locality. This means a combination of efforts is required, which takes into account the … Continue reading

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ZOE empowering girls to uplift communities in Madisi, Malawi.

Agricultural development has been adopted as a strategy to achieve poverty reduction, the first of the millennium development goals (MDG). Gender inequalities continue to contribute towards the decline of agriculture in most parts of Malawi. Girls should be active participants in … Continue reading

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