Balaka District Council says it has set aside K27 million for constructing Balaka District Hospital Guardian shelter which will commerce between the months of April - June this year.
First Lady Monica Chakwera on Tuesday presided over the opening of a paying ward at Balaka District Hospital.
Bishop Brighton Malasa has called upon all women to vaccinate their children against Polio, and Covid-19 which he said have far reaching consequences to human life.
Women in Balaka have lauded government and civil society organizations for the expertise that have empowered them to engage in various businesses and contain climate change.
Head of preventive health for Balaka District Hospital (DHO) Blessings Chitsime, says all eighteen health facilities in the district have registered a good number of vaccinated under5 children which is above 64% of the figure being recorded daily.
Police in Balaka have arrested three suspects in connection with Electricity Supply Cooperation of Malawi (ESCOM) stolen transformer which was vandalized at Andiamo last week.
Alarmed by the school's use of firewood not electricity, a class of 1992-1996 have moved in to preserve and replenish their former school by planting 350 trees at Balaka Secondary School.
Balaka District Council has hailed Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) for reaching out to Tropical Storm Ana survivors with a K10.5 million cash in the district in Traditional Authority's Amidu, Phimbi, and Kalembo whose houses were heavily affected early January.
A group of youths in Traditional Authorities - T/A’s Amidu and Kalembo in Balaka district have observed that timely access to family planning services is crucial in addressing rampant cases of teen pregnancies and marriages amongst the youths.
The Balaka District Council Agriculture Department says 27, 893 families have been affected by prolonged dry-spell and floods caused by tropical storm Ana between October 2021 and January 2022.