First Lady Launches Coronavirus Prevention & Awareness Campaign

BLANTYRE, March 26, 2020 | Malawi First Lady Prof. Gertrude Mutharika has called for people’s strict adherence to set precautionary measures if the country is to successfully keep out the Coronavirus. Mutharika who is also Patron for Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust made the remarks on Thursday at Sanjika Palace when she presided over the official launch of Coronavirus Prevention and Awareness Campaign in Malawi that will run for a month. The First Lady said Malawi just like other few…

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FIRST LADY-MERCK FOUNDATION PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS MORE MEDICAL AND MEDIA PROFESSIONALS IN MALAWI
Professor Mutharika poses with 15 of the 17 scholarship beneficiaries and other officials from the Ministry of Health

BLANTYRE, 18 March 2020 | Eight months after the Merck Foundation established its work in Malawi together with Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust through the “More Than A Mother” Project, there are now more visible fruits to the partnership as a first cohort of about 17 Malawian doctors and nurses are set to fly to India and be trained in Oncology, Palliative care, Fertility and Embryology courtesy of the Merck Foundation. This was announced by Malawi’s First Lady and BEAM…

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BEAM Patron Launches Chinese Medical Team Outreach Programme at Phokera Health Centre
Professor Mutharika and HE Ambassador Liu Hongyang pose with the team of Chinese medical doctors on the outreach

First Lady of the Republic of Malawi and Patron of Beautify Malawi (BEAM) Trust, Professor Gertrude Mutharika, on Thursday 19 December 2019 officially launched the Chinese Medical Team Outreach Programme at Phokera Health Centre in the Lower Shire district of Nsanje. A first of its kind public health innovation that aims to bring to the marginalized rural masses expertise and high-quality medical services free of charge, the initiative comes to reality following Professor Gertrude Mutharika’s BEAM Trust strong working…

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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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