MALAWI CROWNS MR AND MISS ALBINISM 2019

At a glamorous event held Saturday evening, September 7, 2019 at the Bingu International Convention Centre-BICC Malawi crowned the first-ever Mr and Miss Albinism 2019 at a beauty pageant for people with albinism. The pageant saw 24-year old Chikondi Kadzanja of Chancellor College of the University of Malawi and Bennet Phunyanya also a product of the same college, being crowned Miss and Mr Albinism. First Lady Prof Gertrude Mutharika was Guest of Honour at the event and crowned the…

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FIRST LADY COMMENDS OUTGOING BT SYNOD GS; APPEALS TO THE CHURCH TO MAINTAIN UNITY

First Lady Prof. Gertrude Mutharika has praised outgoing General Secretary for the Blantyre CCAP Synod Reverend Alex Maulana saying he is a man who values unity in the Church. The First Lady was speaking recently at St. Michael’s CCAP Church when she attended a Thanksgiving service in honour of Rev Maulana who has served as Secretary General of the Synod for 8 years. Speaking during the service, Prof Mutharika said it is imperative for Church leaders to work towards…

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TRADITIONAL LEADERS EMBRACE MERCK ‘MORE THAN A MOTHER’ INITIATIVE

Some Traditional leaders in the southern region of Malawi have welcomed the Merck More Than a Mother Initiative, saying the project, being one of its kind, will bring positive change on the way communities treat people affected by infertility. Speaking at separate meetings recently, TA Changata of Thyolo and TA Chikumbu of Mulanje hailed the initiative saying it will reduce the issues of stigma among persons with infertility, raise awareness on communities to stop the behaviour and bring positive…

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BEAM TRUST LAUNCHES ‘MORE THAN A MOTHER’ INITIATIVE ACTIVITIES, RAISES AWARENESS ON STIGMA AGAINST PEOPLE WITH INFERTILITY

Following the successful launch of the Merck ‘More Than a Mother’ Initiative in Malawi on July 16, 2019, the Beautify Malawi Trust has rolled out the project with awareness campaigns in some parts of the Southern Region of the country. The campaigns are aimed at raising awareness on the evils of stigma and discrimination against people who are infertile. Speaking at Traditional Authority Kapeni’s Headquarters in Blantyre recently, special advisor to the First Lady on Health and Planning, Mrs…

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