Tag: Malawi

Cervical cancer will kill more than 443,000 women yearly worldwide, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa, by 2030

Cervical cancer will kill more than 443,000 women yearly worldwide, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa, by 2030

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
PRETORIA, South AfricaCervical cancer remains a leading cause of cancer death among women in Africa. According to the Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy , by the year 2030, cervical cancer will kill more than 443,000 women yearly worldwide, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. The report released by the Human papillomavirus (HPV) Center, 2017, reveals that cervical cancer ranks as the most frequent cancer in women in Malawi, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe and the second most frequent cancer in women in South Africa. "The increase in the incidence of cervical cancer in Africa could counteract the progress made by African women in reducing maternal mortality and longevity." reads the report Nevertheless, cervical cancer is a potentially preventable non-communicable disease
Malaria eradication top on Kenya’s universal healthcare goal, President Kenyatta says

Malaria eradication top on Kenya’s universal healthcare goal, President Kenyatta says

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA
LONDON, United Kingdom Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the prevention of common diseases including malaria is at the top of Kenya’s goal to achieve universal healthcare. "Universal healthcare is part of the big four pillar agenda to deliver better lives for Kenyans, which the Jubilee Government has committed to."He said The Big Four Pillars at the core of President Kenyatta’s agenda during his second term are food security, affordable housing, manufacturing and affordable healthcare for all Speaking at a Global Malaria Summit in London, the President noted that malaria prevalence rate in Kenya has been reduced from 11 percent to eight percent thanks to continued targeted malaria interventions. “I am committed to beating malaria in Kenya, the Commonwealth and b
Reject foreign cultures-Cecilia Ogwal

Reject foreign cultures-Cecilia Ogwal

AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Kampala, Uganda African youth must reject foreign cultures and traditions including homosexuality as they prepare to take up leadership positions on the continent, Parliamentary Commissioner Cecilia Atim Ogwal has said. Speaking at the opening of the 4th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Youth Parliament, Hon. Ogwal warned that accepting the foreign cultures would be selling the future of Africa. “If you have started homosexuality, it’s not too late to stop it and preach to others to stop it,” said Ogwal adding that “If we do not do this, then we will already have sold our future.” The 4th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Youth Parliament has attracted participants from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Afri
U.S. Alumni Global Health Workshop Kicks off in Addis

U.S. Alumni Global Health Workshop Kicks off in Addis

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: Ethiopia:U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor officially opened a three-day regional U.S. Alumni Global Health workshop on February 6, 2018 at the Capital Hotel. The workshop brings together twenty two alumni of U.S.-government sponsored exchange programs from Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, and Tanzania, with the aim of sharing best practices for communicating public health information. The workshop will also provide participants with tools to promote health-seeking behavior through the use of data and health communication strategies and would support the development of a community of State exchange alumni who are active in public health. In opening remarks Ambassador Raynor said, “When we fail to provide for the health of our citizens, we feel
United States to Build New Embassy in Lilongwe

United States to Build New Embassy in Lilongwe

INTERNATIONAL
LILONGWE, Malawi: U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today announced that the Governments of the United States and Malawi have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the acquisition of property on which to build a new U.S. Embassy compound on Presidential Road in Lilongwe. I am delighted that my government has committed to building a new U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe as a very physical demonstration of our ongoing commitment to our partnership with Malawi “The United States has been a steadfast partner in Malawi’s development since independence in 1964. I am delighted that my government has committed to building a new U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe as a very physical demonstration of our ongoing commitment to our partnership with Malawi. The current U.S. Embassy chance
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