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.
Neno district tuberculosis tracking team has lamented that they are failing to trace Tuberculosis cases in the district saying they are at sixty nine percent against the national recommendation of seventy percent.
The World Bank has pumped in $60 million towards improving nutritional status of under five children in Neno district under Investing in Early Years Project.
Police in Neno district have intercepted a vehicle suspected to be coming from South Africa carrying two Malawi nationals using uncharted routes.
Heavy rains coupled with strong winds on Thursday cut off road network and destroyed property worth millions of Kwacha in the area of Traditional Authority Symon in Neno district.
As schools are closed in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak, children being in the vulnerable group of people, are facing numerous abuses, ranging from infringement to the right to education, early pregnancies and marriages and taking over parental responsibilities at home.
In an effort to make Neno District accessible and intensify its participation in the development efforts of Malawi, friends of Neno have formed an advocacy group that is aiming at facilitating a speedy completion of the Mwanza, Neno Tsangano road.