TACKLING INFERTILITY PROBLEMS

Mary Mdawa from Chikunkhu Village in Thyolo dreams of having a baby someday. The 35-year-old has been in a childless marriage for 22 years. The woman, who married aged13, has endured demeaning remarks and treatment from her neighbours in the remote part of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mphuka. “I have been to different hospitals and herbalists, but I am still the laughing stock,” she says. Kelej with Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace Two times, Mdawa’s husband has walked away from her…

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FASHION AWARDS FOR INFERTILITY AWARENESS

The Merck Foundation, an organisation whose objective is to address infertility issue in Africa, has launched fashion awards in Malawi. In partnership with the First Lady Gertrude Mutharika, the awards aspire to motivate fashion designers to think outside the box and break infertility stigma in the country. First Lady Gertrude Mutharika with Merck Foundation CEO Rasha Kelej Merck Foundation chief executive officer (CEO) Dr. Rasha Kelej says the organisation believes that art can make a difference by bringing about…

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