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Last updated: July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

Citing widespread irregularities in Malawi’s 2019 presidential elections, the country’s Constitutional Court annulled the race in early February and ordered a rerun. Some of the most common irregularities cited by the judges included obvious errors in filling out electoral forms and the use of correction fluid to change mistakes. Questioning the integrity of the results, Malawians took to the streets to protest the election results and to demand greater transparency in the electoral process.

June 29, 2020

Until recently, “PPE” was an obscure acronym for many people, but now it has become a vital commodity globally. Today, with the realities of COVID-19, health workers around the world are experiencing a troubling shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – a mix of items including gloves, mask, aprons, and goggles that can help prevent  disease transmission in health care settings. This shortage puts health workers in harm's way while trying to respond to  the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic.

June 25, 2020

With new schools being built by USAID and PEPFAR, more girls and boys in Malawi will have improved access to education.

May 27, 2020

Since 2016, one program that Manes depends on is Tipindule ndi Ulimi - a weekly program developed by the USAID-funded Feed the Future Malawi Agricultural Diversification (AgDiv) activity. AgDiv provides information about how to improve production of soybeans, groundnuts (peanuts), and orange fleshed sweet potatoes. Now, AgDiv is also helping farmers like Manes stay safe from coronavirus – the disease which causes COVID-19.

March 27, 2020

There are at least six million episodes of malaria per year in Malawi. The disease is endemic in 95 percent of the country, with 98 percent of infections due to Plasmodium Falciparum, the most severe form of the parasite. 

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