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MSF concerned by high numbers of AIDS deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi Global attention is needed to prevent and treat AIDS in antiretroviral era, with 50 per cent of hospital admissions in MSF hospitals already on treatment and showing signs of clinical failure. Global attention is needed to ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Kemsa in a spot over free HIV medicines fraud.

Sulfran-DS is a generic brand antibiotic that is locally manufactured by Universal Corporation and is registered in Kenya, Zambia, Ivory Coast, Malawi and Uganda.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Malawi Relocating 500 Elephants.

Malawi is relocating 500 elephants from the southern part of the country to a wildlife reserve further north. The goal is to rebuild elephant populations decimated by poaching and conflict with local residents. Lameck Masina was with the elephants as they began their journey from the Majete Wildlife Reserve in southern ...

- Voice of America - US

Nine Irish students involved in Malawi road incident.

Nine Irish medical students have been involved in a road traffic incident in Malawi.

- RTE - IE

Joyce Banda: 'Any African Girl Can Grow Up to be a Leader'.

Malawi's former president Joyce Banda says any girl in Africa can grow up to be a leader -- and she would know what she is talking about. Banda spoke in Washington this week as she launched a toolkit designed to ensure that all women with leadership traits are found, trained and encouraged to take more active roles in ...

- Voice of America - US

Ex-minister, 2 Others Arrested in Malawi Food Import Scandal.

Malawi's Anti-corruption Bureau, or ACB, has arrested a former agriculture minister and two others linked to a corruption scandal involving maize imports.  Malawi was importing the grain to avert food shortages after flooding and drought wrecked last year's harvest.   ACB officials Wednesday announced the arrests of ...

- Voice of America - US | Malawi ex-agriculture minister charged over graft.

Malawi's former agriculture minister was arrested and charged with graft for allegedly profiting in a $35-million maize import deal from neighbouring Zambia, officials have said.

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A new vaccine is promising to advance the frontier of eliminating malaria.

A malaria vaccine will be piloted in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to assess its suitability. Siegfried Modola/Reuters.More than 30 malaria vaccine candidates are at various stages of development. The RTS,S vaccine is at the most advanced stage. The World Health Organisation has recommended the introduction of the vaccine in ...

- The Conversation - UK

Time to Get Serious about Child Marriage in Latin America.

When Honduras parliamentarians this week unanimously passed a bill making child marriage illegal, they took leadership on an issue that deserves urgent attention in Latin America. As momentum builds across the globe to end this abusive practise, Latin America is lagging. Governments – including Latin American governments ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Madonna opens Malawi children's hospital.

The centre is funded by the singer's Raising Malawi charity and named after daughter Mercy James.

- BBC - UK

Madonna takes kids back to Malawi to open hospital.

US pop superstar Madonna on Tuesday took her four adopted Malawian children back to their home country for the opening of a paediatric hospital wing that her charity has built.

- Daily Monitor - UG