A Simple Theory, and a Proposal, on H.I.V. in Africa

A Simple Theory, and a Proposal, on H.I.V. in Africa

Donald G. McNeil Jr. – New York Times – Monday, 12 May 2014 (originally published 10 May) OTIMATI, South Africa — While around the world a vast majority of AIDS victims are men, Africa has long been the glaring exception: Nearly 60 percent are women. And while there are many theories, no one has been […]

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 […]