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CAPS study receives positive reaction in Chikhwawa

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A community member sampling a stove under CAPSA community member sampling a stove under CAPS

Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of child morbidity in Malawi with thousands of children under the age of five reported to be dying every year.


Exposure to smoke produced when biomass fuels (animal or plant material) are burned in open fires is a major risk factor in more cases of pneumonia.


In Malawi, where at least 95% of households depend on biomass as their main source of fuel, biomass smoke exposure is likely to be responsible for a substantial burden of this disease.


Artists explore global Health at Wellcome Collection

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ExhibitionA display of some of the Kambalu's exhibit.

An Exhibition at the Wellcome Collection depicting a variety of journeys of artists across medical research centres funded by the Wellcome Trust closed doors in March this year.

The Foreign Bodies, Common Ground exhibition offered a unique exploration of global health, by bringing together artworks including painting, photography, sculpture, film and performance, made during residencies at medical research centres funded by the Wellcome Trust in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam and the UK.


Chikhwawa Building Grant to Advance Research Activities at MLW

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ChikhawaGrantphotoThe current research facility in ChikhwawaConstruction of a new research facility in Chikhwawa will start soon as MLW has received a £160,000 (MWK 107 milllion) grant from the Wellcome Trust for the work.

Once completed, the new research facility will support the growing number of research activities in Chikhwawa District.
The funding will allow the construction of a dedicated clinical research building on the grounds of Chikhwawa hospital, thus developing the new MLW Chikhwawa child survival Initiative to the next level.