Thyolo, Malawi — As a mother living with HIV, Jane Edward recognized that her family might be at risk for the virus. She knew her husband and children needed to be counseled and tested for HIV, and that they should also start on treatment if they tested HIV positive. But despite
A new, appointment-driven approach to providing HIV- prevention services gives Malawi businessmen the chance to schedule voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) procedures at a convenient time that fits within their busy work schedules.
How a Jhpiego-supported project is linking HIV-positive people to care and treatment in reaching the UNAIDS goal of 90-90-90 Nkhoma, Malawi—About a year ago, Dilore became increasingly concerned about the health of her husband. He would have malaria one week, diarrhea the next—and fal
If you are a pregnant young woman in rural Malawi and you live in a community that is 3 miles from the nearest health center, chances are the only day you will go to the health facility is the day you go into labor. And that’s if you’ve decided against giving birth at home.
When a review of reproductive health services at Mzuzu Central Hospital in Malawi found less than exemplary service, Director Rose Nyirenda was determined to address the challenges, improve patient care and motivate her staff to achieve their personal and professional best. She and a
Chimphanga, Malawi—Sitting under a tree outside his house in this village in central Malawi, Health Surveillance Assistant Makono is busy examining three-year-old Easter Jedesi. Easter’s mother, Venelesi Jedesi, brought her to Chimphanga clinic, as it is locally known, suspecting that
Meet Malita - Her name is Martha, but the villagers nicknamed her Malita, and when they call this community health worker by name, they always say A Malita (pronounced "ahh")—a term of respect in this region of Malawi. The mother of four lives in the village of Kapinga, in Malawi's Li
For Chief Saidi Mlumbe, of Zomba District in Southern Malawi, supporting voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a family affair.
Mlumbe, the senior chief of a Yao tribe that practices traditional circumcision, and his wife, Stella Mlumbe, accompanied their eldest son Zwelith