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2014-10-22 16:28:52

Building Professional Health Capacity through the Global Health Service Partnership BOSTON and NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Seed Global Health and Gradian Health Systems today announced a new partnership designed to improve the training of anesthesia providers in Uganda as part of their ongoing efforts to help tackle the dire shortage of health care professionals worldwide. By providing $30,000 for loan repayment, Gradian Health Systems will support...

2014-10-08 12:28:21

LONDON, October 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sightsavers launches its biggest ever appeal - A Million Miracles - to raise GBP30 million to provide one million sight-restoring surgeries for people living in developing countries A blind man's sight-restoring operation was broadcast live around the world at 1.30pm (BST) today from a hospital in Malawi. The six minute cataract operation will mean 69-year-old Winesi March could see his baby grandson for the first time when...

2014-07-21 11:08:54

The JAMA Network Journals Among adults in the African country of Malawi offered HIV self-testing, optional home initiation of care compared with standard HIV care resulted in a significant increase in the proportion of adults initiating antiretroviral therapy, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. The issue is being released early to coincide with the International AIDS Conference. In 2012, an estimated 35 million individuals were infected...

2014-04-22 12:24:18

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, announced it is partnering with Open Arms, a nonprofit organization that provides care for orphaned children in Malawi, to build a computer classroom for the charity's five foster homes. Travelzoo is sending its recycled computer equipment with a small team of Travelzoo staff later this month, to equip the classroom and provide training....

2014-03-11 23:02:43

The report, published on January 29 by UNESCO, features the DAPP Teacher Training Program. The program has enrolled over 1,300 new teachers, and has made great strides in supporting female teachers. Elkridge, MD (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 UNESCO has published the latest edition of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, which highlights the success of the Planet Aid-supported DAPP Teacher Training Program in Malawi, one of the many programs supported by Planet Aid. The report details...

2014-02-05 23:03:30

At Request of Malawi’s Director General of Anti-Corruption Bureau to Commemorate Anti-Corruption Day Taking Place Today Before 300 Delegates – Comprised of All Sectors and Walks of Life – at Bingu International Conference Centre Under Theme, "Break The Silence, Stop Corruption," Follows Recent Cashgate Scandal Called “Worst Financial Scandal to Rock Country in Half-Century Existence” – Conference Opened by State President, Dr. Joyce Banda, Who Played Host to...

Study Finds 'Bubble CPAP' Increases Neonatal Survival Rates
2014-01-30 11:19:07

Rice University The first clinical study of a low-cost neonatal breathing system created by Rice University bioengineering students demonstrated that the device increased the survival rate of newborns with severe respiratory illness from 44 percent to 71 percent. The results, which were published online this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, came from a 10-month study of 87 patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, Malawi. Based on data from the study, it...

2013-10-22 23:21:56

Africare becomes a TOMS Shoe Giving Partner to boost livelihood and academic engagement for African youth. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, announced today its multi-year giving partnership with TOMS to provide primary school children in Liberia and Malawi with new shoes to help prevent illnesses and improve their quality of life. “In countries like Liberia and Malawi, we see the adverse...

Latest Malawi Reference Libraries

Southern Reedbuck, Redunca arundinum
2012-10-12 11:24:59

The southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), also known as the common reedbuck or the rietbok, is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Africa. Its range extends from Tanzania and Gabon to South Africa, including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, woodlands, pastures, and valleys. This species uses reeds and other tall vegetation located near water to remain hidden from predators....

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Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.