Rural Malawian women now have access to health advice by phone

Rural Malawian women now have access to health advice by phone

Lameck Masina for VOA – WNN Science and Health (WNN/VOA) Lilongwe, MALAWI, EASTERN AFRICA: Malawian mothers and guardians of young children who live in villages far from health facilities are heaving a sigh of relief, after the introduction of a hotline through which they can access medical advice. VillageReach, a non-profit NGO, is running a […]

National UN women director visiting Malawi

National UN women director visiting Malawi

Mana – Nyasa Times – Thursday, 10 October 2013 (originally published 08 Oct) Newly-appointed Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is visiting Malawi on her first official three-day country mission to reinforce UN Women’s support in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment through collaboration with the government, civil society, private sector and […]

MALAWI: Women receive better comprehensive healthcare for obstetric fistula

MALAWI: Women receive better comprehensive healthcare for obstetric fistula

Lameck Masina for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Blantyre, MALAWI, EASTERN AFRICA:  Malawi and the United Nations are stepping up efforts to prevent obstetric fistula cases and to help more women already suffering with the condition. Considered a condition born of poverty, obstetric fistula can occur in women during prolonged and difficult child birth or […]

Woman President Shows Malawi the Way

Woman President Shows Malawi the Way

Mabvuto Banda – IPS – Thursday, 07 August 2013 (originally published 03 Aug) LILONGWE, Aug 3 2013 (IPS) – Malawi’s President Joyce Banda knows a thing or two about women’s empowerment. After all she is the first female southern African head of state. But she has not had it easy. Banda had a tough job […]

Malawi’s solar micro-finance initiative builds business for women entrepreneurs

Malawi’s solar micro-finance initiative builds business for women entrepreneurs

Jessica Buchleitner –  WNN Features (WNN) Kasungu, Malawi: In the small landlocked southeastern African nation of Malawi only 8% of its growing 15.263 million people are connected to the national power grid, a source of power that has become increasingly unreliable. For many women and their families this often means only one thing – complete […]

Women Breaking Through Trade Barriers

Women Breaking Through Trade Barriers

Claire Ngozo – IPS – Thursday, 21 April, 2011 (originally published 20 April) LILONGWE, Apr 20, 2011 (IPS) – For 12 years now, the women around Tsangano in Malawi’s southern district of Ntcheu have put together their tomato harvest, selling some 20 tons at the outdoor markets that abound in Lilongwe, the capital. But they […]