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Journalists and Researchers meet to Discuss Health Research Story Writing

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JIR QUARTERLY MEETINGJIR Quarterly MeetingJournalists under the Journalist in Residence Programme (JIR) have been equipped with better health research writing and interviewing skills during the programme’s First Quarterly Meeting which was held at Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust (MLW) on 14 July, 2016.

During the meeting, media consultants Frank Kapesa and Jacob Jimu presented on techniques and styles that journalists may use to make their stories appealing to readers and viewers. There were also discussions on adhering to ethics and objectivity to ensure that stories are accurate, fair and true. 

“It is necessary for stories to be presented in an accurate, ethical and appealing manner because health research is a delicate subject which, if not reported properly, may lead to misconceptions and complete twists of facts.


Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust, BREATHE Engage Chikwawa in Lung Health Awareness

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Picture of people viewing exhibition in ChikwawaPicture of people viewing exhibition in Chikwawa

Written by: Yamikani Yapuwa, Malawi News Agency Reporter

Happy mood, dancing women ,men and children was the order of the day on Thursday, 28 July, 2016 at Gumbwa Primary School in Chikwawa when the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust (MLW) visited the area to conduct a lung health awareness event to the surrounding communities.

The educative and informative event spiced by music caught the attention of  men, women and school-going children from Kavalo and surrounding villages at Traditional Authority Kasisi who came to  learn more about the topic while being entertained.


“Strong health system key to secure Malawi”

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Written by; Howard Mlozi, Staff Reporter, The Nation newspaper.

Strengthening the health sector with investment is the only way governments can respond to emerging disease such as the Zika virus currently ravaging South America.

Wellcome Trust Director, Jeremy Farrar, who visited Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust in Blantyre, said this when asked how countries such as Malawi could respond to hair raising emerging diseases.