Provision of Injectable PREP Rolls Out to People at Risk of HIV

The Director of Programmes at National Aids Commission (NAC), Chimwemwe Mabulekisi, says a newly introduced injectable Prep will help to reduce new HIV cases in the country.

Chitipa Rotary Club Formed

Rotary International on Saturday launched Chitipa Rotary Club at an event held in Chitipa District.

Chitipa Council Applauds Local Charity for HIV Fight Among Children

Chitipa District Council has expressed delight at the progress a local charity organization, Thembi Community Initiative, has made in fighting HIV and AIDS among children living with the virus in the district.

Bullets Cancels Mozambique Trip

Malawi football giants, FCB Nyasa Big Bullets, will not travel to neighboring Mozambique to play an international strength testing match against UD Songo on March 23 as earlier indicated, an official of the team has confirmed.

Spirituality Key to Happiness, Says Christian Group

As nations worldwide celebrate International Day of Happiness on March 20, 2024, the Jehovah’s Witnesses church in Malawi has advised people to show love and compassion to one another, just like the way they would like to be treated by others.

Lilongwe Family Blames Hospital for Daughter’s Death

A family in Lilongwe has blamed negligence by staff at Bwaila Hospital for the death of their 24-year-old daughter who was eight months pregnant.

Ministry Urges Beneficiaries to Sustain AVCP Project Interventions

Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change Dr. Yusuf Mkungula has urged Aquaculture Value Chain Project (AVCP) beneficiaries and stakeholders to sustain the intervention and impact the project has made over the past six years.

Old Mutual Malawi Limited Commits to Giving Students Exposure

Old Mutual (Malawi) Limited has emphasized its commitment to nurturing and providing exposure to students and fresh graduates.

Old Mutual Group Marketing and Corporate Affairs Executive Patience Chatsika said this on Friday when hosting over 70 students from the University of Malawi who are pursuing various ICT-related programs.

The students were exposed to modern ICT infrastructure, Old Mutual business operations, products, and services.

Chatsika said: “As a responsible business, we are always committed to helping nurture and providing exposure and experience to students and fresh graduates.

“Within our business, we have interns from various institutions of higher learning. In addition, we have a long-standing relationship with the University of Malawi’s Actuarial Science Department, where we are providing internship opportunities.”

Speaking on behalf of fellow students, fourth-year Computer Engineering student Rejoice Banda described the visit as an eye-opener that provided them with invaluable experience and knowledge.

The students had the opportunity to enjoy a free financial education session, ICT-related exposure, and Old Mutual products and services.

The event concluded with an interactive session where students participated in a question-and-answer session, with branded items awarded to winners as tokens of appreciation.

Gaba Features Pazzon Bouy in His Debut Song

After several months of teasing their fans about a possible music collaboration, South African based Malawian afro artist Pazzon (Goshen Boy) and Malawian international soccer maestro Gabadihno Mhango have finally released their anticipated song Mr. Negative.

Natural Disasters Hindering Access to Potable Water

Representatives from seven African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries are meeting in Lilongwe to assess efforts made towards building more climate-resilient water services under the multi-partner Global Water Leadership (GWL) Programme.

K900 million Needed for Schemes Rehab

A report on the status of irrigation farming after the recent flood disaster in Nkhotakota district shows that eight irrigation schemes have been damaged.

Two Women Fined for Selling Fake HIV/AIDS Medicine

The Mangochi Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, March 13, convicted and ordered the women to pay K2,450,000.00 each for selling fake HIV and AIDS medicine.

Natural Disasters Hindering Access to Potable Water

Representatives from seven African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries are meeting in Lilongwe to assess efforts made towards building more climate-resilient water services under the multi-partner Global Water Leadership (GWL) Programme.

Chakwera Commits to Developing Malawi

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera says his government is committed to institute development projects in all districts of the country.

Old Mutual Malawi CEO Jiya tips women to Believe in Their Potential

Old Mutual Malawi Chief Executive Officer Edith Jiya made a call to women to believe in their potential and never let any stereotypes pull them down.

She said this when leading a staff engagement activity marking the commencement of the commemoration of International Women’s Day at the organization’s head office in Blantyre.

This was after earlier in the day she participated in International Women's Day celebrations at Puma Energy.

The event included a panel discussion on women's inclusion. Jiya recounted her experience of stepping out of her comfort zone and developing new hobbies.

“As women, we need to be bold and take risks in our pursuit of greatness. Let us not only pursue opportunities for which we are 99% qualified, but also dare to go after those for which we are only 50% or less qualified,” she said, while expounding on how she developed an interest in soccer to facilitate conversations with other male CEOs.

One of the participants, Gudrun Malunga, Sales Manager for Retail Mass Market, praised Old Mutual Malawi and the Old Mutual Women Network (OWN) for the opportunities and mentorship programs provided to women within the organization.

She stated: "The fact that I am here as one of the panelists is evident enough that there is inclusion within the organization."

Apart from reaching out to its female staff, the company, through its Financial Education Manager, Benard Chiluzi, delivered a personal finance management workshop to women at Airport Development Limited (ADL), addressing topics such as financial mindset change, financial goal setting in the modern world, and the basic principles of personal money management.

The sessions were delivered to equip participants with the necessary knowledge to attain financial comfort, freedom, and wealth.

The CEO of ADL, Thokozani Unyolo, commended Old Mutual for the free financial education session, which she said was enlightening and empowering.

Cholera Cases Rise in Nsanje

Nsanje district has recorded eight cases of cholera in the past two weeks with two new cases currently being managed in cholera treatment units.

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