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2011-12-01 22:21:50

People in Malawi who are uncertain about their HIV status are more eager to start families than those who are certain of their HIV status, according to researchers. "In decision-making, what you know you don't know can be just as important as what you do know," said Jenny Trinitapoli, assistant professor of sociology, religious studies and demography, Penn State. Malawi, a landlocked country in southeast Africa, has both a high fertility rate and a high prevalence of HIV. About 12...

2011-11-10 12:56:38

Advances lauded as Malawi becomes next developing country to introduce pneumococcal vaccine on Saturday -- World Pneumonia Day Vaccines against the primary cause of deaths from pneumonia in developing countries could save millions of lives and are highly cost-effective, according to a comprehensive new analysis to be released on Thursday, Nov. 10. In a paper published in the journal International Health, the authors estimate that two pneumococcal vaccines being introduced in the world's...

2011-11-09 10:02:47

A detailed study from Malawi, published in this week's PLoS Medicine, shows that during the first 2 years of life, infants who were born prematurely (before 37 weeks gestation) continue to have a higher risk of death than infants born at term and are also more likely to have poorer growth and developmental delay. The authors, led by Nynke Van Den Broek from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Melissa Gladstone, from the University of Liverpool say that their findings show that...

2011-10-05 12:46:56

In this week's PLoS Medicine, Augustine Choko of the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Malawi and colleagues assess the uptake and accuracy of home-based supervised oral HIV self-testing in Malawi, demonstrating the feasibility of this approach in a high-prevalence, low-income setting. Their findings indicate that there is strong community readiness to adopt self-testing alongside other HIV counseling and testing strategies in high HIV prevalence settings in urban...

2011-06-16 08:00:00

NUTLEY, N.J., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What can one company do to help children affected by HIV in NJ as well as thousands of miles away in Africa? If you speak to employees at Roche, the answer is plenty. In response to this need, Roche sponsored it eighth annual Roche Children's Walk(1) today to raise funds to support children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in New Jersey and Malawi, Africa in support of the International Day of the African Child(2). Nearly 700 Roche employees...

2011-03-30 16:06:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A delegation of U.S. officials representing the legislative and non-profit arenas recently traveled to Malawi to visit the Chitsanzo Milk Bulking Group. This is a smallholder dairy cooperative developed by Land O'Lakes International Development through the Malawi Dairy Development Alliance, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The visit was in support of the Obama Administration's Feed the Future food security...

2011-02-11 11:00:00

Frida Giannini, Gucci Creative Director, presented by Jennifer Lopez and Carrie Auer, UNICEF Representative in Malawi to be Honored at Inaugural Event LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 11, 2011, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will honor Frida Giannini, Gucci Creative Director, and Carrie Auer, UNICEF Representative in Malawi - for their key contributions to UNICEF's mission to save and improve children's lives worldwide. The awards will be bestowed at the...

2011-02-04 11:24:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Health Corps is expanding this year to support 70 emerging leaders in their 2011-2012 fellowship class. Applications for placements in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and the USA are now open at www.apply.ghcorps.org. GHC is seeking applicants with diverse skill-sets from areas that are often viewed as outside of the traditional health workforce--managers, communicators, architects, computer scientists, supply chain analysts and other...


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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
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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