Blessings Kang'ombe

Blessings Kang'ombe

Statistics from Ntcheu district health office show between July this year to October, 82 girls and women of reproductive age group have accessed Post-Abortion Care-Pac services in four health facilities in the district.

Group village headman Doviko of Traditional Authority-TA Mpando in Ntcheu has called for the creation of more demand for COVID-19 vaccine among rural communities where myths and misconception is halting vaccine uptake in the district.

Timvekeni Initiative has dressed 120 pupils at Chisimbwi Primary School in Ntcheu by providing clothes and shoes owing to the areas harsh hot weather conditions.

The Ntcheu District Health Office says it is in a mobility crisis, as only four of its 10 ambulances are functional, serving a population of 800 thousand people across the district.

Government say it has used 250 million kwacha to procure 40 thousand doses of vaccines from Botswana to fight foot and mouth outbreak in Neno, Nsanje and Chikwawa districts.

The Malawi Electoral Commission-MEC says in November, it will submit to Parliament it’s final report on the review of constituency and ward boundaries.

Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda says authorities are in the process of identifying contractors to work on constructing 900 health posts across the country.

Some 100 households who were affected by tropical storm Ana in Traditional Authority-T/A Champiti in Ntcheu, can now afford a smile, three months after the disaster hit the area, rendering many families destitute.

Director of Health and Social Services for Ntcheu Dr. Steven Macheso says setting up a paying ward at the district hospital has cost authorities, MK30 Million, with a projection to rake in MK1 to MK3 Million per month in revenue.

An international organization, Trocaire says ending gender-based violence-GBV among women and girls in Malawi and Africa is possible if corroborative efforts from all stakeholders are strengthened.

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