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Three malaria interns awarded Wellcome Trust MSc fellowships

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Dr Donnie Mategula, Miss Melody Sakala and Dr Mphatso Dennis Phiri, pre-Master’s interns within the Malaria Research Group have each been awarded the prestigious Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine that will support a 1-year master’s training in the United Kingdom from September 2017 and thereafter, an 18-month research project in Malawi.


Dr. Kevin Mortimer Presents on CAPS Study at the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health

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dr-kevinA spectacular display conveying a serious message took place on the opening day of the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health, when open fires were lit in specially built miniature housing in the piazza outside the venue. The housing was built by students from Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and the fires were tended by firefighters from Operation Florian; a UK based international humanitarian charity with a mission to save lives worldwide.

The display showed the risks posed by fire and consequent air pollution to the many people - approximately half the world’s population - who rely on biomass fuels (animal or plant material) for their daily energy needs. Around four million people die every year from exposure to biomass smoke.

It also served to demonstrate by contrast a positive solution to this problem, an African Clean Energy cookstove, the ACE-1, which is among the cleanest and most high-tech stoves available. The solar powered stove can provide light and charging facilities by USB as well as heat and cooking facilities with greatly reduced smoke emissions.


MLWT Launches Umoyo N’kukambirana Radio Program

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PictureforstoryMGMLWT Launches Umoyo N’kukambirana Radio Program

By Rachel Mhango

As one way of increasing access and awareness to the masses regarding clinical research and health related issues in the country, Malawi Liverpool welcome Trust (MLW) launched a 3rd phase of a health program called Umoyo nkukambirana.

Umoyo Nkukambirana, an interactive radio program between researchers, clinicians and the general public was first introduced in 2012. It tackles issues of clinical research ranging from myths, consent and facts and general health issues ranging from causes, prevention and suggestions on how one can get help on a particular disease.

The third phase of Umoyo Nkukambirana program will run for two years on MBC Radio one, every Saturday from 17:00 to 18:00 pm. A repeat of the program will be done on different community radio stations which are; YONECO FM in Zomba, Dzimwe Community Radio Station in Mangochi and Nkhotakota Community Radio Station in Nkhotakota.