Pepeta Africa up against child marriage with revolving funds; Inspires Malawi’s Salima North West girls

SALIMA-(MaraviPost)-The network of young girls with advancing agenda to end child marriage in the continent, PEPETA Africa has emphasized the need for nations to  invest much in girl child education.

The continent’s sisterhood grouping says  young girls who dropped out of school due to early pregnancies and marriage but are back into classrooms while nursing their kids must be natured with resources to realize their dreams

The grouping is advancing its agendas in six Southern African Development Community (SADC) including Zimbabwe, Zambia, DRC,  South Africa, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

The grouping on Saturday, October 13 visited and inspired Malawi’s Salima North West constituency  girls at Kaphirintiwa Community Day Secondary School (CDSS ) to realize their dreams amid social challenges.
The visit comes as Malawi tops the list of six SADC countries on child marriage.
PEPETA team leader Talent Jumo told The Maravi Post after the visit that the grouping is on young girls’ rescue mission in the region.
Jumo observed that policy alone is not enough to  end child marriage but provision of resources that help to sustain girls in school.
She said this is the reason PEPETA introduces revolving funds for the sustainability of the program in the region.
“Many SADC countries have outstanding policies and legal framework to end child marriage but that alone is not enough. We need action oriented mechanism to rescue girls from the vice hence the introduction of revolving funds to sustain them once are back to school.
“We have started with Malawi with US$350 (about MK250,000) which sustain girls  with their school uniform, fees, notebooks. PEPETA will make sure that the revolving funds  is fully supported to reach many girls in all SADC nations we are working,” assures Jumo.
Jumo therefore encouraged girls to stand up and say no early sex practices in order to achieve and get on highest level of education citing their legislator Dr. Jesse Kabwila herself  who took 28 years from primary to the tertiary where she got her doctorate
She said Kabwila is not important only for Salima but to the whole SADC region and that she’s also popular to the girls in Zimbabwe.
Jumo who is a teacher by professional added that  it is important to have such women in Parliament arguing that losing her is a discouragement to young girls.
Stella Dickson, Kamphirimtiawa’s CDSS form two student who got married at 12 while in Standard eight (bu now back into the classroom) felt inspired with Pepeta saying will achieve her dreams of becoming a nurse.
Salima North-West Constituency lawmaker Dr. Kabwila lauded grouping for inspiration and revolving funds saying will motivate the girls to be in school.
Dr. Kabwila who is also Malawi’s Parliamentary Committee on Women Caucus chairperson encouraged the girls to take her model to concentrate on education to achieve their life goals.
The legislator who once served as SADC Parliamentary Forum Women Caucus chairperson assured the constituents of  tangible developments.

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Kenyani Catholic priest suspended for ‘preying’ on schoolgirls

The Catholic Church is once again grappling with allegations that one of its priests, who has since been suspended pending investigations, has been preying on female parishioners.

According to multiple sources, the priest — who was serving at Kambaa Parish in Githunguri, Kiambu County — has been inviting young women to his residence and seducing them.

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According to dailyactive.info the residence would at times host parties where girls would be served alcohol. He would also arrange outings in hotels where, among other things, he would allegedly swim nude.

Father James Mungai, who is the dean in Githunguri, yesterday confirmed the claims against the priest, saying they were under investigation.

AMOROUS PRIEST

He said he had just been posted to the area and was not in a position to comment further, referring the Nation to Father Augustine Kiarie, the priest in charge of the deanery, who he said was among those handling the matter. Fr Kiarie did not respond to our calls and phone messages.

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Area chief Stephen Mwaniki, a member of the church, said he was aware of several allegations against the “amorous priest”. However, none of the cases had been reported to his office or the police, making it difficult to “discuss much about them”.

A church elder was aghast that the official residence of the priest had been desecrated.

PROCURE ABORTIONS

“A priest’s residence is supposed to be a sacred place and should be respected. It is unfortunate that this priest had turned it into a place to satisfy his lust,” the elder who spoke in confidence said.

Some of his victims were reported to be minors. When the victims got pregnant, the priest allegedly helped them to procure abortions, which the church doctrinally opposes. In one incident, he reportedly gave Sh40,000 for the purpose.

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A parent, who said his daughter had been a victim, said the priest mostly targeted young girls in high school or those who had just finished secondary school.

“He would take them to big hotels where he would swim while naked. Very immoral,” the parent claimed.

The allegations have forced the church to suspend the priest and set up a tribunal to investigate his conduct.

SWIMMING NAKED

The priest has been banished to John Paul II, a rehabilitation centre for wayward Catholic priests in Murang’a.

According to another parent whose daughter is an alleged victim, the priest planned a tour for the church youth early this year where participants paid Sh500.

Despite him being unable to raise the money, his daughter still went for the excursion in one of the hotels at Red Hill on the Ruaka-Limuru road.

When she returned at around 9.30pm and was asked about the tour, she said some of the activities that went on shocked her.

“When I pressed her to say what had happened, she said some people were swimming while naked.

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Culture hindering 50:50 campaign in Lower Shire

Elijah Phompho,  MEC Stringer

Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other stake holders implementing  the 50:50 campaign projects aimed at ensuring that  women get more seats  in the upcoming elections in Chikwawa and Nsanje have sighted cultural values as one of the factors that have been preventing women to take up leadership positions in the district.

Executive Director for Youth Coalition for the Consolidation of Democracy (YCD), Francis Folly whose  organisation is  implementing 50:50 campaign in the District of Nsanje  said in an interview that the two lower shire districts of Nsanje and Chikwawa shares patrilineal cultural norms which encourage women to be subordinate  to men and that  they should not aspire leadership positions.

Folly said,” In Chikwawa and Nsanje districts women have been considered as being inferior to men and have not been allowed to be on top of men and as a result only few women have risen to become MPs in these two districts since the dawn of multiparty Democracy.

Folly added that his organization with funding from Royal Nowaigian Embassy through 50:50 management Agency is sensitising local chiefs and religious leaders to civic educate their subjects that women can equally make good leaders.

Folly also said that they are encouraging local leaders to discourage male candidates using violent language against women inorder  to decampaign them

On his part Paramount Chief Lundu of Chikwawa could not be drawn to comment on how cultural believes are preventing women in the district to aspire leadership positions.The Paramount Chief however said a number of female aspirants have shown interest to contest in the forth coming elections.

Currently there is no single female member of Parliament and ward councillor in Chikwawa District which has 6 constituencies and 12 wards.

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Chiefs, MPs boycott Nkhotakota full council meeting citing disrespect from councilors

 

By Juliet Mlowoka Chirwa (MEC STRINGER)

Senior chiefs and some Member of Parliament boycotted council deliberations in Nkhotakota on Friday after council chair refused to incorporate some agendas which the chiefs and MPs felt needed urgent attention.

The chiefs namely Traditional Authority Mphonde, Kalimanjira,  Kanyenda, Senior Chief Mwadzama, Sub T/A Nkhanga and also Member of Parliament for Nkhotakota South East constituency Makowa Mwale, MP for Nkhotakota Central Constituency Peter Mazizi, led by Traditional Authority Mwansambo (T.A)  told reporters that they decided to leave the chamber because they felt disrespected by the councilors who priotised the council elections instead of also giving room for the chamber to discuss the said agendas.

T.A Mwansambo said Nkhotakota district is failing to develop due to some duty bearers such as councilors whose main interest is to make money for their own gain instead of adhering to challenges that people in their areas are facing.

Among others the chiefs and parliamentarians said they wanted the council chair to give them an update on the disappearance of 13 cars belonging to Nkhotakota District Hospital which they say are causing mobility challenges for people seeking medical attention at the facility and also sanitation issues that have emerged at the hospital due to water disconnection.

Taking his turn, Member of Parliament for Nkhotakota central constituency Peter Mazizi added that though the Local Government Act does not allow people to discuss other issues during an elective Full Council Meeting, they thought of doing so since most of these issues are crucial and need urgent attention.

“ each time we ask for a full council meeting, they tell us they do not have money but problems are still pilling up which need immediate attention that’s why we thought of using this platform to try and address them so that people’s lives are saved at the hospital” said Mazizi.

On his part, Acting District Commissioner for Nkhotakota Greystone Alindiamawo said the council is aware of the said issues but cannot comment on them because there are investigations that are currently underway to find out allegations that some council officials misappropriated some funds which resulted in the district Commissioner Felix Mkandawire to be on suspension.

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Chiefs, MPs boycott Nkhotakota full council meeting citing disrespect from councilors

 

By Juliet Mlowoka Chirwa (MEC STRINGER)

Senior chiefs and some Member of Parliament boycotted council deliberations in Nkhotakota on Friday after council chair refused to incorporate some agendas which the chiefs and MPs felt needed urgent attention.

The chiefs namely Traditional Authority Mphonde, Kalimanjira,  Kanyenda, Senior Chief Mwadzama, Sub T/A Nkhanga and also Member of Parliament for Nkhotakota South East constituency Makowa Mwale, MP for Nkhotakota Central Constituency Peter Mazizi, led by Traditional Authority Mwansambo (T.A)  told reporters that they decided to leave the chamber because they felt disrespected by the councilors who priotised the council elections instead of also giving room for the chamber to discuss the said agendas.

T.A Mwansambo said Nkhotakota district is failing to develop due to some duty bearers such as councilors whose main interest is to make money for their own gain instead of adhering to challenges that people in their areas are facing.

Among others the chiefs and parliamentarians said they wanted the council chair to give them an update on the disappearance of 13 cars belonging to Nkhotakota District Hospital which they say are causing mobility challenges for people seeking medical attention at the facility and also sanitation issues that have emerged at the hospital due to water disconnection.

Taking his turn, Member of Parliament for Nkhotakota central constituency Peter Mazizi added that though the Local Government Act does not allow people to discuss other issues during an elective Full Council Meeting, they thought of doing so since most of these issues are crucial and need urgent attention.

“ each time we ask for a full council meeting, they tell us they do not have money but problems are still pilling up which need immediate attention that’s why we thought of using this platform to try and address them so that people’s lives are saved at the hospital” said Mazizi.

On his part, Acting District Commissioner for Nkhotakota Greystone Alindiamawo said the council is aware of the said issues but cannot comment on them because there are investigations that are currently underway to find out allegations that some council officials misappropriated some funds which resulted in the district Commissioner Felix Mkandawire to be on suspension.

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Auditors’ saliva for allowances impeding teachers’ salary arrears payment-TUM

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Teacher Union of Malawi (TUM) on Friday slammed auditors who have been assigned to verify salaries arrears in district councils over their tendencies of demanding allowances before work.

 

The demand for allowances has delayed the process of accounts verification as some councils are unable to meet the auditors demands.

 

This is happening despite the auditors getting fully monthly payment from government; meaning, they are getting two salaries.

TUM Secretary General Charles Kumchenga told the news conference in the capital Lilongwe during the commemoration of 2018 World Teachers Day which falls on October 5 saying teachers are still suffering due to salary arrears delays.

 

The presser which TUM and its partners; Action Aid and Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC) held aimed at advocating for increased access to quality CPDs for teachers and among others.

Kumchenga wondered why auditors continue to demand allowance when all in all get monthly salaries for the same work.

 

“This is unacceptable that auditors be demanding allowance when government given them monthly payment. This has delayed the verification process as some councils are unable to meet the demand.

 

“We are therefore urging government to work with urgency on this matter as the salary arrears is a long time standing issue,” urges Kumchenga.

 

CSEC’s programs officer Kissa Kumwenda also urged government to provide adequate resources in public primary and secondary schools to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4.

 

Echoing on the same Yandula Chipeta of Action Aid demanded proper tax justice that serves the poor amid insufficient of resources to run public schools in Malawi.

 

TEACHERS’ ISSUES AND THEIR PROPOSED SOLUTIONS TO BE PRESENTED TO THE PRESS FOR 2018 WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY PRESS BRIEFING

 

ISSUES:

  1. Salary Arrears
  • When TUM organized an industrial action on the matter in July, the government persuaded TUM not to take such action promising to settle all outstanding arrears as soon as possible. But up until now, some teachers have still not received their salary arrears.
  • The newly recruited teachers (10,000 IPTE 10-1 and ODL5 primary school teachers and 1,200 secondary school teachers) have also accrued arrears making the situation even worse

 

  1. Promotions
  • A lot of teachers have stayed on one grade for long (some over 20 years)
  • Promotion of teachers in the country done almost in 2013, five years ago.
  • When eventually promoted, it takes time for the teachers’ salary to be adjusted accordingly.

 

 

  1. Self-upgraded teachers
  • Over 700 teachers have upgraded themselves to Diploma and Degree holders but their new qualifications are not being recognized by the government.
  • Some of these were even trained by the same government that is ignoring them now
  • With their new qualification, some are supposed to be teaching in TTCs and some in secondary schools but most are still teaching in primary schools
  • Some have started teaching in CDSSs but are still getting primary school salaries

 

  1. Shortage of teachers’ Houses
  • Teachers in the country still living in dilapidated houses due to shortage of decent teacher houses in schools especially in rural areas
  • As a result, teachers are forced to rent houses which makes cost of living high for them on their already inadequate salaries
  • And for those in rural areas, houses for rent are usually found at long distances increasing the probability of a teacher being late for his/her duties. Thereby negatively affecting leaners’ right to education.

 

  1. Rural Allowance
  • Rural allowance system having several discrepancies, making it not serve its intended purpose of attracting teachers to the rural areas and retaining them.
  • Some teachers who teach in schools that qualify as hard to reach areas are not getting the allowance
  • Without a strong monitoring system, when teachers transfer from these hard to reach areas, they still continue getting the allowance
  • In some cases, two schools- a primary and a secondary school- adjacent to each other, teachers in the primary schools get the allowance but those teaching at the secondary school are not getting.

 

  1. Access to Continuous Professional Development
  • Some teachers have been in the service for a long time without access to CPD
  • The curricula have been changing without teachers being properly trained in the new ones yet expected to effectively deliver
  • In teacher colleges, teachers trained on how to handle 60 leaners (as is the ideal ratio) yet reality on the ground has teachers handling up to 150 leaners at a time
  • Teachers handling leaners with special needs without being properly trained on the same
  • In short, the demands being placed on teachers are always changing yet teachers are rarely trained to respond to these changes.

 

 

PROPOSED SOLUTIONS:

 

  1. Salary arrears
  • Government should audit all teachers’ files by 31st October 2018 and pay accordingly.
  • Since one of the reason delaying the settlement of these arrears is lack of adequate auditing personnel, government should increase its workforce to speed up the process
  • When teacher have been deployed, government should ensure they are inserted on the payroll the same month to avoid accruing arrears
  • Government should have a systematic method of identifying and resolving teacher arrears without pressure from the Teachers Union of Malawi.

 

  1. Promotions
  • Government should have a deliberate policy in place on the when, how and who for promoting teachers so that it should be impossible for a teacher to serve at one grade for as long as 20 years
  • When promoting teachers, government should also consider the teachers’ actual performance at school level and not merely relying on the individual’s performance during interviews (substantive promotion)
  • Personal to holder promotion should be inserted
  • When promoted, salaries should be adjusted the same month the promotion has been infected.

 

  1. Self-upgraded teachers
  • Government should ensure every teacher is working in institution matching his/her qualification
  • Salaries of these self-upgraded teachers must upgraded accordingly
  • Promotion for these individuals must be automatic without asking them to go through interviews first

 

 

  1. Shortage of teacher houses
  • Government should ensure that each school has ‘enough’ teacher houses
  • Government and donor partners should prioritize the construction of teacher houses
  • Communities must also be encouraged to take part in constructing teacher houses
  • Teacher houses that are in poor conditions must be rehabilitated or refurbished

 

  1. Hard to reach area allowance
  • The package should be adjusted from MK10,000 to make it more attractive so it can serve its intended purpose.
  • Areas should be categorized on how hard they are to reach and the packages should reflect this categorization
  • All teachers who qualify to benefit for this scheme should do so
  • Its monitoring system should be strengthened so that only teachers that need to be benefiting from the scheme are benefiting

 

  1. Access to CPD
  • Teachers should have CPD frequently and adequately and whenever need arises
  • The trainers for the CPDs should be individuals who are qualified and well experienced
  • The chain of training (i.e from the ministry to the DEM to the PEA to key teachers to teachers) should be shortened to minimize the risk of missing information
  • CPDs should be conducted with enough resources e.g books and finances so that teachers are motivated during the CPD.

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Malawi Judiciary slammed for immerse corruption

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Government and Malawi Law Commission (MLS)  on Friday  bemoaned corruption in the judiciary.
Minister of Justice Samuel Tembenu and MLS Vice-President Tadala Chimkwenzule were speaking during Malawi Judiciary Sherry Party at Chichiri Court House Grounds.
“Sometimes you see the court orders and wonder, is this a court order or a lawyer’s order? We want the court to be applying the laws of the country because all the people who come to the courts want finality. We see people being acquitted on technicalities but what does the law say?” he said.
Chimkwenzule concurred with Tembenu saying corruption in the judiciary is both real and perceived, adding some of the decisions made in courts nowadays raise suspicions.
“You look at the decisions by the courts and wonder if they are merit-based. Now that erodes the integrity of the courts,” she said.
Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda admitted that corruption has not spared the judiciary but said they are doing all they can to deal with the vice.
“We should start with conceding that there is corruption but we have the Judiciary and Fraud Prevention Policy to deal with the corruption. We will work with the lawyers themselves and the media to fight corruption in the judiciary,” he said.
Nyirenda said the judiciary will not be lenient on legal professionals caught in corruption saying, like anyone else, they will be prosecuted.
The Sherry Party brings together lawyers, magistrates, judges and all court users to celebrate developments in the judiciary.
During the party, four former justices of appeal – Richard Banda, Lawrence Chatsika, Friday Makuta and Leonard Unyolo – were honoured by naming court sessions which were previously named after British law icons.
Former president Joyce Banda was in attendance to support her husband during the auspicious event.

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Malawi’ Flames suffer second successive loss in Afcon qualifiers

So lions can put out a fire and douse flames! The anguish continues and Malawi cannot win a match, let alone score a goal.
The Flames gave some false hopes Friday in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Cameroon by holding on until the 62nd minute when their hosts finally wore down their resistance with the lone goal of the match.
According to Malawi News, the Flames walked out of the Omnisports Ahmodoue Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde with yet another embarrassment, a 1-0 loss that sent their campaign to qualify for the finals off balance.
It was the Flames’ second consecutive away defeat in the qualifiers after they were clobbered 3-0 by Morocco in Casablanca last month.
The loss means the Flames have failed to win a match in West Africa in 26 outings since 1980. Malawi will host Cameroon in the return leg at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Tuesday.
Eric Chiupo Moting scored the lone goal of the match to secure maximum points for the Indomitable Lions who already qualified for next year’s finals by virtue of being hosts.
Moting was given plenty of space on the edge of the box before firing a powerful shot into the top corner beating Flames goalkeeper Charles Swini.
Cameroon top Group B with seven points from three games whereas the Flames are still third with three points from the same number of games.
Morocco are second with the same number of points but the Atlas Lions were in action against Comoros Islands as we went to press.
In a game monitored through online live streaming, the Indomitable Lions dominated the match by playing attacking football and forced Swini to make two saves in quick succession in the first half.
Swini denied Malong Peirre in a man-to-man situation after 12 minutes in the first half. The hosts continued to pile pressure on the visitors but Swini was equal to the task.
In the absence of injured Captain, Limbikani Mzava, up-and-coming defender Dennis Chembezi started in his place with Yamikani Chester also getting a rare start.
Chester was one of Flames’ best players alongside John Banda in the first half. But as usual, the Flames sat too deep allowing the Indomitable Lions to pressurize them.
At the end of the first half, Cameroon had seven goal attempts with the Flames only trying twice. The hosts enjoyed the lion’s share of possession throughout the first half.
Malawi and Cameroon went for recess with the scores reading 0-0. In the second half, the Flames displayed an improved performance with Gabadinho Mhango and Chikoti Chirwa playing good football.
Mhango broke away inside the box but Cameroon cleared the ball for Malawi’s first corner of the match. Jabulani Linje paved way for Mozambique-based Richard Mbulu to add firepower upfront.
Chiukepo Msowoya came in for injured Chembezi.
Line-ups:
Cameroon— An d re Onana, Jerome Onguene, Yaya Banana, Michael Ngadeu, Ambroise Oyongo, Frank Andre Zambo, Malong Pierre, Eric Chiupo Moting, Jacques Zoua, Toko Ekambi, Frabrice Olinga.
Malawi— Charles Swini, John Lanjesi, Dennis Chembezi, Peter Cholopi, Precious Sambani, Stanely

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Malawi govt nods to Mahatma Ghandi statue construction

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Malawi government on Thursday dismissed the campaign against the decision by the Indian government to erect a statue of Mahatma Ghandi in Blantyre, saying it was not spending a penny on its construction.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation spokesman Rejoice Chaponda Shumba said Malawi government accepted a request from Indian Government to construct the Mahatma Ghandi Square “in recognition of his contributions of the fight against colonialism and promotion of human rights and social development for the underprivileged.”
Shumba said the statue will promote Ghandi’s values of simplicity, social uplifting and the fight against social evils.
However, Malawians are outraged by the proposed statue, calling Gandhi “an ardent racist” who had “nothing but contempt for the black African race.”
Concerned citizens Mpambira Kambewa, Mkotama Willie Katenga-Kaunda, and Wonderful Mkutche launched a change.org petition to garner support for their resistance to the statue.
The petition in part reads: “As black Africans-Malawians we will find it very offensive to appreciate the value of the statue when the man himself thought we were inferior. If you erect this statue it will make a mockery out of Malawi’s independence movement which fought to extricate ‘classicism’ between black, brown and white races.”
One of the activists Mpambira Aubrey Kambewa described Ghandi as a racist who never fought for the freedom of black people in Africa.
But Shumba said the Ghandi bust in Blantyre will strengthen the good relations and benefits between Malawi and India.
India requires the statue as a condition for funding construction of the Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Centre, a US$10 million (About MK7.3 billion) infrastructure project which India is replicating in nine African countries.
The Gandhi centre will be constructed in Blantyre opposite Golden Peacock Five Star and International Convention Centre.

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World Vision reaches out 2.5 million Malawians with mosquito nets

World Vision Malawi this week disclosed that it has distributed 2.5 million mosquito nets in the
Southern Region.
The exercise is one of organisation phase’ campaigns of giving out Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets in the country’s 28 districts to fight malaria.
The campaign is in line with the Global Fund financing arrangement for the 2018-2020 grants for National Malaria Control Program.
The National Director for World Vision, Hezel Nyathi has since described the Global Fund Anti Malaria a success.
“The exercise has reached a total of nine districts within its first 10 days of its inception and these are; Machinga, Balaka, Mwanza, Neno, Zomba, Thyolo, Chikwawa, Blantyre and Nsanje and of these, Zomba, Mwanza and Neno have completed distributions in all sites,” Nyathi said.
In its 2016-20 strategy, World Vision Malawi aims at making a measurable contribution in improving the well being of 5.5 million children by among others fighting Malaria head on.
Nyathi said the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) in the southern part of Malawi started on 24th September 2018 as per micro-planning schedule.
“A total of 2,375,856 LLINs have been distributed to 1,243 sites representing 21% of the total
national target,” she said.
World Vision Malawi and Malawi Government, through Ministry of Health’s National Malaria Control Programme and with support from Global Fund, is implementing the LLIN mass distribution campaign.
The overall objective of the campaign is to ensure that 10.9 million LLINs are distributed to 3.5 million households in Malawi by December 2018 in a quest to lessen the burden of malaria in the country.
Other stakeholders in this project are; PSI, Chemonics, FHI360, USAID and World Health
Organization while National Task.
Force will provide technical expertise to World Vision to ensure That all the processes are followed in household registering, training of health workers, distribution and reconciliation of the LLINs as part of accountability.
According to Nyathi, a district task force will oversee the operations of the distribution.
Ministry of Health spokesperson, Joshua Malango, told the media recently during the Malaria Commemoration Day 2018 that the government was worried as sleeping under mosquito nets remained a challenge in Malawi.
According to verified figures, malaria contributes to 30 percent of all patients admitted to Malawi health facilities and 40 percent of those treated were out-patients.
World Vision Malawi, which has been implementing relief, development and advocacy interventions in Malawi since 1982, is currently working in all 28 districts through 39 Area Programmes and Grant supported projects.

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