MBC’S ZOKONDA AMAI TOOL FOR PEACE, LOVE – FIRST LADY

First Lady, Gertrude Mutharika says Zokonda Amayi Macheza (ZAM), one of Malawi Broadcasting Corporation’s (MBC) flagship programmes, has contributed a lot towards in instilling peace and love among communities in the country. The first Lady made the remarks on Saturday at this year’s MBC ZAM and Mothers’ Day celebrations held at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi. She said the programme was promoting women’s welfare at household, community and national levels a while focusing on addressing women’s practical needs, be…

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FIRST LADY FIRES UP ZOKONDA AMAYI 2019; URGES WOMEN TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER

Malawi First Lady Prof Gertrude Mutharika on Saturday brought excitement to the 2019 MBC Zokonda Amayi Macheza/Mothers Day celebration at Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi by splashing assorted gifts and cash prizes to winners of various Zokonda Amayi clubs. This year’s Zokonda Amayi saw a Chitipa Lufita club win the top prize after judges were impressed with the activities that the group was engaged in throughout the year, having constructed an early childhood development-ECD centre, built a house for a…

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FIRST LADY BAILS OUT 5 NEEDY STUDENTS; PAYS THEIR SCHOOL FEES

The First Lady, Prof. Gertrude Mutharika, has offered a bursary to five needy girls selected to start Form 1 at St. Michael’s Secondary School in Mangochi. The girls were selected to the school from various schools across the country but their parents could not afford to pay the fees and other required amenities. The First Lady said she was very concerned to hear about the girls’ plight and that she had sourced funds from Merck Foundation to carter for…

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TEACH THEM INFERTILITY PROBLEMS WHILST YOUNG- MUTHARIKA

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika says time has come for Malawi to start raising awareness to children whilst they are young on issues concerning infertility and abuses associated with it. Mutharika was speaking at a More than a Mother campaign in Traditional Authority Jalasi’s area in Mangochi, to raise awareness on the dangers of discriminating against persons who are infertile. During the meeting, the First Lady also handed over a book titled Limbani’s story, which talks about a couple who…

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DEMYSTIFYING INFERTILITY

A dream for a blissful marriage life that Mary Magwira longed for remains an enigma to her because she cannot conceive. In fact, the 55-year-old woman from Khaiya Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Changata in Thyolo endured two decades of childlessness in wedlock. Her community subjected her to total ridicule. Every time she tells her story, Magwira emotionally breaks into tears. “My house is near a premature babies’ graveyard. Since I do not have children, every time women come to…

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BEAM TRUST INTENSIFIES CAMPAIGN TO END STIGMA ON PEOPLE AFFECTED BY INFERTILITY

Special Advisor to the First Lady, Madame Gertrude Mutharika on Health and Planning under Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust, Emma Mabvumbe has cautioned communities against discriminating men and women associated with infertility condition in the country. Speaking during sensitization meetings on infertility in Thyolo and Mulanje recently, Mabvumbe said 85 percent of infertility cases are reversible considering that most of such happen due to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), low sperm count and abortions which could be easily treated with early…

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