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CCAP Youth Vow to be Agents of Change

Youth under Liviridzi presbytery of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Blantyre Synod have promised to be effective agents of change that would help the church grow further.

Combined HIV Prevention Options Vital in Reducing New HIV Infections

The Civil Society Advocacy Forum on HIV/Aids says combining HIV prevention measures can assist Malawi to curb new HIV infections that are currently hanging at around 15, 000 cases annually.

Watts Flows With Love

He cannot believe it! A father of seven Amini Afiki from lake District of Malawi; Mangochi has now economic hope at 57.

When Food Shortage Makes Medicine a Danger

Twenty years ago, being diagnosed with HIV was like a death sentence. Drugs were not available in the local hospitals, and were very expensive to acquire from South Africa and elsewhere abroad.

Many people died of the disease which was then being held in secrecy by the health authorities, and was given various ambiguous names by locals such as kaliwondewonde, kamapewa or jekete. These names depicted the weary appearance of people living with the virus. 

Around 2003, the story changed. As the country started providing free antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to people who are HIV positive, the survival rate drastically improved.

I'm Committed to Restore Cyclone Freddy Damaged Infrastructure - Chakwera

President Lazarus Chakwera says his government is committed to construct and rehabilitate the infrastructure that was damaged in the March 2023 Tropical Cyclone Freddy disaster.

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.

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.

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.

Women Lawyers, AGE Africa Hold Gender Justice Clinics in Mulanje

As part of the International Women's Day commemoration, two organizations - Women Lawyers Association in Malawi and the Advancing Girls Education (AGE) in Africa - at the weekend conducted what they called "gender justice clinics" in some secondary schools in Mulanje district.

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