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MALAWI: HIV/AIDS leaves young people struggling to survive

LILONGWE, 27 December (PLUSNEWS) - Chisomo Jonasi, 12, who lives in Lirangwe, on the outskirts of Blantyre, Malawi's second city, lost both his parents to AIDS-related illnesses 18 months ago. He now spends most of his time doing odd jobs in people's gardens to support his three siblings, the youngest of which is five. Full report

MALAWI: Chiefs lead by example in response to HIV/AIDS

LILONGWE, 21 December (PLUSNEWS) - A group of traditional leaders in Mchinji district, about 100km west of Malawian capital, Lilongwe, has become involved in HIV/AIDS awareness efforts in their communities, encouraging people to talk more openly about the epidemic. Full report

MALAWI: Keep treatment programme simple, experts warn

JOHANNESBURG, 5 July (PLUSNEWS) - As the Malawian government takes stock of its anti-AIDS treatment programme, health officials have been faced with the question: how does a poor country with a serious epidemic and an overburdened health system provide indefinite care for up to 200,000 people living with HIV? Full report

MALAWI: Project aims to put the brakes on spread of HIV/AIDS

LILONGWE, 29 November (PLUSNEWS) - In an effort to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS among truck drivers and sex workers, the World Food Programme (WFP) and TNT, a Netherlands based logistics company, have set up a counselling and treatment centre at Malawi's border with Mozambique. Full report

MALAWI: New child welfare plan gives stakeholders common platform

LILONGWE, 21 June (PLUSNEWS) - Malawi has launched a comprehensive welfare plan to mitigate the impact of poverty and HIV/AIDS on its estimated one million orphans. Full report

MALAWI: Drought, HIV/AIDS weak economy undermine food security

BLANTYRE, 8 June (PLUSNEWS) - The impacts of drought, HIV/AIDS and a weak economy have combined to undermine already vulnerable households in Malawi's rural areas. Full report

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MALAWI: Each migrating nurse costs country up to US$26 million

JOHANNESBURG, 5 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, is losing up to US$26 million for every nurse who leaves the country in search of greener pastures, according to a new research paper. Full report

MALAWI: Limping PMTCT programme failing infants

ZOMBA, 21 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Despite being largely preventable, mother-to-child transmission of HIV accounts for 30 percent of all new infections in Malawi and is the second major mode of transmission after unprotected sex. Every year, an estimated 30,000 babies are born HIV positive. Full report

MALAWI: Health worker shortage a challenge to AIDS treatment

NKHATA BAY, 17 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Sarah Nafere has just finished a long night shift as the only nurse tending to 80 patients spread across two wards at Nkhata Bay Hospital in northern Malawi. Full report

MALAWI: AIDS treatment fails to reach remote lakeshore community

NKHATA BAY, 15 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The challenges of achieving the Malawian government's goal of universal access to anti-AIDS treatment are nowhere more apparent than in Usisya, an isolated community on the northern shores of Lake Malawi, where treatment is not yet available. Full report

MALAWI: Show us the money, says UN AIDS envoy

LILONGWE, 30 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - A visiting UN envoy has accused the world's wealthiest countries of failing Malawi, which is struggling to take care of more than two million orphans and vulnerable children. Full report

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