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Adolescents in Nkhatabay petition the district commission on GBV prevailing issues

Adolescents in Nkhatabay petition the district commission on GBV prevailing issues

Nkhatabay District is one of the six districts who are beneficiaries of the Spotlight Initiative as such some strides have been made in the fight against GBV and SGBVs in the district. A number of interventions have taken place in the districts especially targeting women and girls in the fight against GBVs and SGBVs. NkhatabayRead more about Adolescents in Nkhatabay petition the district commission on GBV prevailing issues[…]

Mziza Bwalo Address community misconception around malaria prevention

Mziza Bwalo Address community misconception around malaria prevention

Myths and misconceptions about mosquito nets surround most communities in Malawi, TA Njombwa in Kasungu is not spared as many used to believe that breeding season for mosquitoes is during rainy season only and this is the only time they use mosquito nets. After the rainy season they could use the nets to make backyardRead more about Mziza Bwalo Address community misconception around malaria prevention[…]

PACHI Partners Phalombe DHO To Curb Vaccine Hesitancy

PACHI Partners Phalombe DHO To Curb Vaccine Hesitancy

In a quest to enhance vaccine uptake in Phalombe, a local organization, Parent and Child Health Initiative (PACHI) has rolled out a three month project focusing on mobilizing people to get the COVID 19 jab. Project Coordinator for PACHI, Carlos Msosa, has told Zodiak Wednesday that Phalombe is one of the least performing districts inRead more about PACHI Partners Phalombe DHO To Curb Vaccine Hesitancy[…]

Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis as an indicator of malnutrition in children under five years with and without pneumonia in Mchinji District, Malawi: An exploratory mixed-methods analysis

Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis as an indicator of malnutrition in children under five years with and without pneumonia in Mchinji District, Malawi: An exploratory mixed-methods analysis

Background: Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) is a non-invasive assessment of body composition and cellular health, which may improve the assessment of nutritional status in sick children. We explored the reliability, clinical utility, and acceptability of BIVA, as an indicator of nutritional status for children under five years with and without pneumonia, in Malawi. Methods:Read more about Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis as an indicator of malnutrition in children under five years with and without pneumonia in Mchinji District, Malawi: An exploratory mixed-methods analysis[…]

NGO hailed for promoting  girls’ education in Nsanje

NGO hailed for promoting girls’ education in Nsanje

Nsanje District Council chairperson Rose Makiyi has commended Parent and Child Health Initiative (Pachi) for facilitating the return of girls to school. She said this on Monday during the commemoration of the Day of the African Child in Traditional Authority (T/A) Ndamera in the district. Makiyi said the organisation’s interventions on gender-based violence and harmfulRead more about NGO hailed for promoting girls’ education in Nsanje[…]

Religious Leaders Join The Fight In Ending Sexual Gender Based Violence

Religious Leaders Join The Fight In Ending Sexual Gender Based Violence

There are repeated calls to religious leaders in Machinga district to use their platforms to influence change in ending the prevailing cases of Gender Based Violence-GBV rate district. The call has been made during an orientation meeting by Parents and Child Health Initiative (PACHI) with the leaders currently underway which targets to end cases ofRead more about Religious Leaders Join The Fight In Ending Sexual Gender Based Violence[…]

PACHI engages local and faith leaders in the fight against SGBV

PACHI engages local and faith leaders in the fight against SGBV

Parent and Child Health Initiative (PACHI), Mzimba District Coordinator said local and faith leaders are the key individuals who can help create a congunsive environment for a girl in issues affecting their life such as fight against asexual gender based violence (SGBV) in the district. Speaking in an interview on Friday in Traditional Authority Mtwalo,Read more about PACHI engages local and faith leaders in the fight against SGBV[…]

PACHI Phases Out Malaria Project in Neno

PACHI Phases Out Malaria Project in Neno

The Parent and Child Health Initiative (PACHI) has concluded its one-and-a-half-year Malaria prevention project in Neno district where it has imparted preventive knowledge to key stakeholders such as faith leaders, politicians, and learners among others. PACHI coordinator for the UNICEF funded project, Hilda Chapota told Zodiak that the project has registered positive strides where itRead more about PACHI Phases Out Malaria Project in Neno[…]

International Womens Day 2022

International Womens Day 2022

Equal participation of men and women is core to achieving PACHI’s mission of promoting high quality, sustainable and cost effective maternal and child care delivery. Today we say happy international women’s day and join the world in supporting this year’s theme; “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.”

Neno Schools Running Without First Aid Kits

Neno Schools Running Without First Aid Kits

A cross section of people discussing health related issues in Neno– pic by Steve Kalungwe Shocking revelations in Neno district where all the schools in the district have no first aid kits, a development which health officials have described as worrisome and dangerous to the welfare of students. Neno district hospital health promotion officer GanizaniRead more about Neno Schools Running Without First Aid Kits[…]