Steve Kalungwe

Steve Kalungwe

In a bid to change the narrative of Neno district malnutrition status, at 45 percent now, Farm Radio Trust through the Nutrition, Social Behavior Change and Communication, has established Youth WhatsApp groups solely for discussing and spreading nutrition messages.

The Neno district hospital youth friendly health services office on Sunday decried lack of interest by many youths to access family planning services, a situation that has resulted in a rise in teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

Neno district hospital authorities say they have exhausted all the channels available to woo people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 with only 17 percent vaccinated against the initial target of 81 thousand people.

The National Initiative for Civic Education-Trust in Neno district has challenged faith leaders to champion the popularization of the Malawi2063 blueprint in a bid to transform the economic status of the country.

African Armyworms Hit Neno

Agriculture authorities in Neno district say two villages of Kanono and Tchenga have been affected by an African Armyworm outbreak that has so far affected 33 hectors of rain fed maize fields.

The Ministry of Health through the Neno District health Office and Partners in Health (PIH) has called on people to change their lifestyles.

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs Commissioner Charles Kalemba has commended Partners in Health for its support towards the people affected by various disasters in the country.

DoDMA Responds to Neno Disaster

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA) has responded to the Neno disaster that has so far left 129 families without food and shelter.

The Neno district council with logistical support from Save the Children-Italy through Beyond Our Hearts Foundation on Monday conducted an assessment to establish the extent of damage caused by strong winds coupled with heavy rains that fell over the weekend.

In Neno, strong winds that blew last night have damaged property and several houses and reportedly injured a two-year old baby who was sleeping in one of the houses.

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