Steve Kalungwe

Steve Kalungwe

Neno Has New Constituency

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has today announced that a constituency has been added to Neno district called Neno East with two more wards.

Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) has provided long and short term sexual reproductive health services to youths of age bracket of 10 to 35 at Kundembo village, Senior Chief Dambe in Neno district.

Minister of Industry and Trade, who is also member of parliament for Neno South Constituency, Mark Katsonga Phiri has handed over four constituency development fund class room blocks, a girls’ hostel and desks to three schools in his constituency worth MK 60.9 million.

NFYD Empowers Youth in SRHR

A local organization, Network for Youth Development, has appealed to the youths in the country to embrace a culture of demanding sexual health rights and saving in a bid to take a leading role in developing the country.

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) has granted MK 93 million to Mlindi Cooperative of Neno district for value addition to its Pigeon peas (Nandolo) farming.

Women seeking family planning services at Neno district hospital have lamented a systematic compulsory HIV test approach by health authorities where they are being asked to go for the test before accessing the services, describing this as counter safe-motherhood approach.

The Parent and Child Health Initiative (PACHI) has concluded its one-and-a-half-year anti- Malaria prevention project in Neno district where it has imparted preventive knowledge to key stakeholders such as faith leaders, politicians, and learners among others.

The country's power supply body ESCOM says it is failing to maintain faulty transformers across the country due to low supply of the transformers by local manufacturers who have only thirteen out of the required eighty.

Neno district hospital has stopped providing food to patients admitted to the facility which has forced the patients to sound SOS to the hospital management and government saying this is compromising their health.

Evidence Action has initiated a three-year project in Neno district where it is installing chlorine dispensers in all water sources to minimize waterborne diseases.

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