News incl. lifesciences, animals, wildlife & nature
from or mentioning Malawi, Southeast Africa
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Excessive use of antibiotics to treat young children
Recent study suggests that children in low- and middle-income countries receive excessive antibiotic prescriptions in their first 5 years of life. There are concerns that so much antibiotics could ...
16 Dec '19 | Antibiotics | Developing Countries
Malawi increases actions to protect elephants
Malawi's 10 year National Elephant Action Plan is developing with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife in Malawi taking strong action to further protect elephants from armed gangs of poachers
Campaign against maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT)
Although maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is a swift and painful killer, it is easily preventable through immunization of women with tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccine, which also confers immunity for ...
22 Feb '11 | International
Global use of rotavirus vaccines recommended
WHO has recommended that rotavirus vaccination be included in all national immunization programmes to provide protection against a virus that is responsible for more than 500 000 diarrhoeal deaths ...
05 Jun '09 | Rotavirus | International
Early HIV testing and treatment can save newborn lives
Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve the prospects for survival of newborn babies exposed to HIV, according to a report just released by UNICEF and three partner UN agencies. The...
28 Nov '08 | HIV
2.5 billion live with poor sanitation facilities
Worldwide, the number of people who lack access to an improved drinking water source (protected from faecal and chemical contamination) has fallen below one billion for the first time since data we...
17 Jul '08 | Sanitation | International