Eamon Piringu

Eamon Piringu

A Local Non-governmental organization, Joy Abilities Empowerment (JAE) has called for intensfied engagement with health workers in public hospitals to end discrimination towards people with disabilities when accessing HIV/AIDS services.

Authorities at Bwaila Fistula Care Center in Lilongwe have expressed worry with rising numbers of fistula patients in the country as it has treated about 250 patients from January to August this year.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services says it has approved 117 dual citizenship applications from Malawians living in diaspora out of 180 applications it has received.

The Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) Eastern Region Office has disclosed plans to introduce its first regional Blood Bank Fridge at Mangochi District Hospital by December this year.

An International organization, Christian Aid Malawi has bemoaned that there continues to be poor investment in pigeon pea farming by government and the private sector, a challenge affecting farmers to leap maximum returns.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has revealed plans to implement a new strategy in this year's Agriculture Input Programme (AIP) to help counter possible cases of corruption.

Ex-Detainees and Returnees Association of Malawi, a grouping of Malawians who suffered human rights violations during one party era, says it will drag government to court in October if their compensations are not settled.

Center for Social Accountability and Transparency (CSAT) has underscored the need to empower local area development committees in the country's districts to deal with theft of public funds and corruption in local councils.

A local non-governmental Organization, Joy Abilities Empowerment (JAE) has called on health workers in the country to provide necessary treatment to people with disabilities who are seeking HIV services in their facilities, saying cases of discrimination are being reported.

Paramount Chief Kawinga of Machinga has challenged politicians to create awareness among their followers on the importance of vaccines, observing, they have a huge following and should take advantage of the numbers to reach out to the masses or the exercises will continue to face challenges.

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