malawi

05Nov

Diclofenac donation saves lives!
Diclofenac donation saves lives!

In September 2018, Action Medeor a Charity based in Germany with branches in Malawi and Tanzania, generously donated £1,500 of Diclofenac ampoules to 16 partner health units in Malawi. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine given to reduce inflammation and as an analgesic reducing pain in certain conditions. Shortly after sending this donation, we received notification … Continue reading Diclofenac donation saves lives!

17Oct

Inter Care assists responsible prescribing
Inter Care assists responsible prescribing

As a charity, we supply antimicrobials, free of charge, to the majority of the partner health units we support, in some of the most deprived parts of rural sub-Saharan Africa. Our donations are vital due to the dire shortage of effective medicines and to provide a safe alternative to the substandard and falsified products that … Continue reading Inter Care assists responsible prescribing

10Apr

Malawi poverty
Malawi poverty

Malawi is a largely agricultural country, which over the last 60 years has made some progress to overcome underdevelopment and to reduce poverty. Although there has been a 35% population rise over 10 years since 2005 to 18 Million, the percentage of people living below the poverty line and within rural areas has stayed at around 80% … Continue reading Malawi poverty

20Oct

Obesity Rising as parts of Africa Embrace Fast Food
Obesity Rising as parts of Africa Embrace Fast Food
The growing popularity of fast food in parts of Africa is changing eating habits and affecting health. Ghana, for example, with a population of over 28 million people and pockets of extreme poverty, has enjoyed unprecedented national prosperity in the last decade. Despite the economy slowing down recently, it is rebounding and the signs of … Continue reading Obesity Rising as parts of Africa Embrace Fast Food

20Mar

Malawi raises legal age of marriage
Malawi raises legal age of marriage

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has approved a law which raises the age for marriage from 16 to 18. Local and foreign non-governmental organisations have long campaigned for the ban on child marriage, saying it “traps girls, their families and communities into a cycle of inter-generational poverty”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32325177. Each year, 15 million girls are married before … Continue reading Malawi raises legal age of marriage

23May

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2016
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2016

The 23rd May is International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Calling for an end to this devastating childbirth injury within a generation, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states, “it pains me deeply that this preventable and treatable condition still exists in our world, mainly affecting the poorest and most marginalised women and girls, causing them even greater … Continue reading International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2016

14Oct

Mumbezhi Holy Family Rural Health Centre, Malawi
Mumbezhi Holy Family Rural Health Centre, Malawi

An acknowledgement from Malawi which we wish to share. “On behalf of the staff and community of Mumbezhi Holy Family RHC and indeed on my behalf I wish to express my sincere gratitude for the receipt of the consignments which were all received in good condition. all the medicines, linen, instruments, BP machines, glucometer machines … Continue reading Mumbezhi Holy Family Rural Health Centre, Malawi