Malawi Red-Cross Society (MRCS) in Neno district has made available some personal protective equipment such as face masks, hand sanitizers, soap and Covid-19 prevention booklets to its one thousand one hundred and twenty one Scaling Up Nutrition promoters, cluster leaders and male champions.
Construction works of Neno Integrated Youth Centre are said to be behind schedule as sports and youth minister Ulemu Msungama says the delay is frustrating efforts of creating jobs for youths.
It has been revealed that men are shunning HIV testing services in Neno district with more women turning up for the services.
A 40 year old mother in Neno district has given birth to triplets at Neno district hospital and is looking for assistance as she says she can't manage to take care of them all as her husband is also in hospital with an amputated leg following a road accident in Mwanza.
Partners in Heath (PIH) through its POSER program has constructed four houses each at four million two hundred thousand Malawi Kwacha for the elderly in Neno district.
Scores of youths in the area of Senior Chief Dambe in Neno district took advantage of An Open Day for the youth organized by Partners in Heath to test for different diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, malnutrition, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS.
Apart from Covid-19, it has also been revealed today Tuesday in Neno that lack of bursaries, geographical location of some areas, gender based violence and cyber space abuse are some of the factors fueling the sharp rise in cases of teen pregnancies and marriages.
Water problem has hit Neno boma and surrounding communities risking residents there of being infected with waterborne diseases and making Covid-19 prevention hard.
Former Neno North constituency Member of Parliament Henry Zembere has died on Sunday after battling with Sugar and BP for a long time according to a family member.
Waste management during the Covid-19 pandemic, with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), is increasingly becoming a problem in most district councils across the country, with Neno emerging as having no departmental waste management plan, a development which is hindering Water, Sanitation and Hygiene agenda.