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The mission of the WHO Malawi Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Malawi through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.

  • Malawi on track towards national roll out of cervical cancer prevention through HPV vaccination of young girls From 24 to 25 July 2014 at the Bingu International Conference Center in Lilongwe, the Ministry of Health convened a meeting of partners that collaborated in the implementation of the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine demonstration project in two districts. The aim of the meeting was to share the experiences and the lessons learnt during the one year of implementation and plan for the second year. By the end of the meeting, the participants developed the year two activities for dosing,…
  • Malawi eyes the 80,000 units of blood collection target per year by the year 2020 14 June 2014, Gymkhana Club Ground, Zomba: The Malawi Blood Transfusion Services (MBTS Trust) on 14 June 2014, led all partners and Malawians in commemorating the World Blood Donor Day. The ceremony was held at Gymkhana Club ground in Zomba. The theme this year “Safe blood for saving mothers” focused on raising people’s awareness about the critical need for safe blood and blood products to be available for everyone, but especially for women suffering from severe bleeding during delivery or…
  • Dr Eugene A Nyarko, the World Health Organization Resident Representative to Malawi presents his credentials 22 February 2014, Lilongwe,Malawi: Dr Eugene Appiah Nyarko, the new WHO Representative (WR) to Malawi, on 28 January 2014 presented his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Honorable Ephraim Ng’ande Chiume MP, at the Minister’s Capital Hill office. Dr. Nyarko, served in the Republic of Botswana prior to his new assignment in Malawi. Honorable Ephraim Chiume MP expressed his pleasure for the arrival of Dr. Eugene Nyarko in Malawi and noted that he was looking forward…
  • Progress on tackling pneumonia and diarrhoea in Malawi Over the past decade, Malawi has made significant progress reducing deaths in children under five. Still, pneumonia is the single biggest killer, taking the lives of an estimated 1000 babies and young children in 2010. Diarrhoea is another major threat, causing the deaths of 600 Malawian children per year.The good news is, these diseases are both preventable and treatable, and Malawi is making good progress tackling them.New vaccinesVaccines against pneumococcal bacteria (which can cause pneumonia, meningitis, and other diseases) and…
  • African Vaccination Week (AVW) Malawi Activities for Malawi will focus on raising community awareness on importance of immunization, and the knowledge of the general population of the New EPI schedule for Malawi. The African Vaccination Week will be celebrated by disseminating messages to the general public on the importance of immunizing children against childhood illnesses and the value of immunization. The messages will be disseminated through health talks by health works in under-five clinics throughout the country, the radio, newspapers and the television.There will also…