Wednesday 13 April 2016

International Agencies Call for Urgent Action as Malawi Declares a Food Emergency

Oxfam, Concern Universal, Concern Worldwide, Save the Children and GOAL today welcomed the Government of Malawi’s decision to declare an emergency in response to a further looming hunger in the country. They called on the Government, Malawi’s donors and the international community to immediately respond to this declaration by providing the necessary support to meet the scale of the food crisis.

Wednesday 13 April 2016

It Only Takes Determination

Sometimes, life becomes hard in almost every aspect – no money, no clothes and not even the slightest idea of where the next meal will come from. This is what Loveness Jemusi went through for many years of her life.

Timidly posing for the camera but eager to share her story, Loveness from Kalombo Village in Mchinji district said she has been through a lot as a young girl growing up. These hard times forced Loveness and her siblings to do some piece work for their survival; and while she was in Standard 4, things got worse such that she dropped out of school. 

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Save the Children Donates Blood: Responding to a Noble Call

News recently rocked the country that blood banks and hospitals have been experiencing acute shortages of blood. As a result, preventable deaths have been occurring at hospitals.

Recently at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), the second largest referral hospital in the country – thousands of people have been in need of blood. There were 19 avoidable deaths at KCH over the course of a weekend in mid February, largely due to a shortage of blood.

Thursday 11 February 2016

From Resilience to Sustenance

Eluby Chabwera and her family’s normal routine of subsistence farming was temporarily halted when flooding affected their crops in early January 2015. Due to the heavy rains, almost all their crops were washed away, giving them the lowest yield they have ever encountered as a household. Eluby has two sons, Rafiki and Talandira, but she also looks after her sister’s daughter, Emily.

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Nutrition champions go on a nutrition fact-finding mission

Taking up their role as nutrition champions, the Parliamentary Commission on HIV/AIDS and Nutrition recently went on a nutrition fact finding mission to obtain firsthand information on the nutrition situation in parts of the country. The committee intends to use their findings as evidence to lobby parliament to increase funding towards nutrition. 

For the fact finding mission, the committee went to various sites in Kasungu, Ntchisi, Mulanje and Blantyre districts.