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 RESCUES MORE LESS PRIVILEGED GIRLS

As efforts continue by the Beautify Malawi-BEAM Trust to promote girls education, the organisation has once again adopted ten more girls from Stella Marris and Providence Girls Secondary Schools. The ten, five from each school will have their tuition fees paid for by BEAM Trust, which will also cover other basic school necessities. This is being done under a project called ‘Educating Linda” in which BEAM Trust has partnered with Merck Foundation to educate atleast 20 girls from Stella…

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INKOSI GOMANI’s WEDDING IN PICTURES

First Lady Prof Gertrude Mutharika on Saturday attended the wedding of the Maseko Ngoni paramount chief Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani’s wedding to Ms Rishaladza Khanyisa Mathebula at Nkosini in Ntcheu. The wedding was officiated at Ntcheu CCAP by Rev Mbolembole of the CCAP’s Blantyre Synod and the reception was held at Nkosini Ground, the headquarters of the Inkosi’s chieftancy. In attendance at the wedding, besides the First Lady, was the country’s Vice President Right Hon. Everton Chimulilenji, Ministers of…

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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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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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