Latest Lilongwe Stories

2013-08-09 09:56:09

Since 2011, the University of North Carolina has partnered with the government of Malawi to establish a pathology laboratory in the nation's capital, building on an existing decades-long collaboration. The laboratory has provided an invaluable service to patients and has also built capacity at a national teaching hospital, according to an analysis of the first 20 months of operation published (date) online by PLOS ONE. "A robust platform for cancer care and research now exists in a setting...

2010-06-17 09:14:00

TORONTO, June 17 /PRNewswire/ - Dignitas International has signed a USD 9.2 million Cooperative Agreement to fight HIV in Malawi with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). As part of this Agreement, Dignitas is committed to matching USAID's contribution of $4.6 million with funding from other donors. This grant will help Dignitas expand programming from Zomba District (population: 650,000) to five additional districts (population: 3.1 million) in the southern region...

2010-06-10 15:20:43

A newly modernized pediatric hospital ward and children's clinic in Malawi will provide access to improved facilities for children in a country with one of the highest childhood mortality rates in the world. Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe is the primary referral center for the estimated 2.5 million children living in the central region of the country. The improvements, celebrated at a dedication ceremony today in Lilongwe, are the result of a public-private partnership between the Malawi...

2009-04-01 09:49:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Madonna sets out to adopt a child, the world pays attention. Thanks to Madonna, millions of people are being introduced to Malawi -- a small impoverished African nation. In a country where reports of orphaned children range from 500,000 to over a million, help is needed in many forms. Villages where orphaned children are raised in nurturing homes, with a mother and siblings, and the essentials of childhood are ideal. SOS Children's...

2009-01-16 13:30:00

First to Contract with Top Clinics in Capital City Lilongwe RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HTH Worldwide, a global health and safety services company, today announced it has contracted with four of the leading private medical clinics in Lilongwe, Malawi. The agreements enable global travelers covered by HTH's international health insurance programs to arrange convenient appointments for diagnostic and treatment services and to have the clinics bill HTH directly for their services. HTH...

2008-07-28 15:00:44

NEW YORK, July 28, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Mayfair Mining & Minerals, Inc. (Pink Sheets:MFMM) (Frankfurt:M1M)(the "Company") is pleased to announce that it is expanding its interests and activities within the Southern African Development Community by the formation of a joint venture mining company in the country of Malawi, for the purpose of pursuing additional gemstone and metal mining licences. The Republic of Malawi is a landlocked country encompassing 45,745 square miles bordered...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'