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As of Monday July 6, 2020, the number of suspected cases of Covid-19 in Malawi, according to estimates by the Ministry of Health, total 16,700. Of that number, 1,742 have been confirmed. Blantyre leads the number of infections with 436 positive cases, Lilongwe is second with 374, and Mzuzu has 227. There are 68 in Mongochi, 33 in Zomba, 23 in Nkhotakota, 22 in Balaka, 21 in Salima, 19 in Mchinji, 18 in Dedza, 17 in Ntcheu, 16 in Dowa, and 13 in Kasungu. A total of 16,281 have been tested. Confirmed cases have been registered in 28 Malawi districts.

HANDED A STEPPING STONE

By Malawi Project | July 10, 2020

Blantyre, Malawi … “A lot of people who are much older than me go back to secondary school. All that matters is what one wants to achieve in life and then be geared to achieving it. This mobility unit is the stepping-stone I needed to move towards my destiny,” said Brian Mhango as he talked with members…

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MEDICAL SHIPMENTS ARRIVE – DISTRIBUTION BEGINS

By Richard Stephens | July 7, 2020

Lilongwe, Malawi … In recent weeks three forty-foot shipping containers arrived at the Lilongwe Distribution Hub delivering large amounts of critically needed supplies. Offloading was handled by Action for Progress, the not-for-profit partner organization to the Malawi Project. It’s executive director, Wilson Tembo, has worked with the Malawi Project since 1999, and in 2018 assisted in the…

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DANGER ON THE SHIRE

By Malawi Project | July 3, 2020

With our breakfast complete we fall in behind our guide and make our way down the long stone path toward waters edge. Our guide’s name is “Danger,” and we are hopeful his name has nothing to do with his ability to successfully navigate the small boat in these crocodile-infested waters. We have seen enough stories…

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ONE PERSON OUT OF ALL THE NUMBERS

By Malawi Project | June 26, 2020

Lilongwe, Malawi … The statistics are staggering. According to the Malawi Housing and Population Census report for 2018 (page 28), there are 1,556,670 people in Malawi suffering from some form of disability. This includes hearing, seeing, walking, speaking, etc. Of that number 418,669 have walking challenges. But that is not the real story. The real…

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CRITICALLY NEEDED SHIPMENT BEING PREPARED

By Malawi Project | June 23, 2020

Indianapolis, Indiana … “We have the greatest fear and deepest concern for the people of Malawi, as the threat of the coronavirus continues to increase in Sub-Saharan Africa,” warns Suzi Stephens, Medical Director for the Malawi Project. “Even in the most advanced countries in the world medical capability has been strained almost beyond their capability. It appears only…

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A NATION WALKING

By Malawi Project | June 19, 2020

The Need for Bicycles Lilongwe, Malawi … Imagine your home is well out in the country, away from the city in a small cluster of houses, containing 75 to 150 residents. Imagine that not one family owns, or has access to a car, truck, bus or other motorized vehicle.  Imagine your home is 20 miles from the nearest trading…

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COVID-19 MAKES IT REAL

By Malawi Project | June 16, 2020

Indianapolis, Indiana … For many people in the U.S., the critical need for protective masks and gloves was not a part of surviving the next day. This was something new as a major pandemic spread across the nation. People in the medical profession understood the life-saving nature of these items, while few in the general…

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STORAGE UNIT FILLING FAST

By Malawi Project | June 12, 2020

Lebanon, Indiana … With the coronavirus just beginning to gain a foothold in Malawi, and with the lack of medical protective supplies, support staff, and hospital beds, one can conclude the people there are facing a critical situation.  Shipments of medical supplies will be arriving at the Action for Progress distribution hub in the next…

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IMPALA, THE ANIMAL

By Malawi Project | June 9, 2020

Liwonde Game Park, Malawi … This story is about an animal, not a car! However, one will find it interesting to know that in 1956 General Motors named what would become one of its most popular cars after this fast-moving antelope. The car carried the image of an impala as its logo.   Impalas are medium-sized…

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TEXT BOOKS REACH MALAWI

By Richard Stephens | June 5, 2020

Lilongwe, Malawi … Over the next few days two shipping containers funded and shipped by the Malawi Project will be offloaded at the new distribution hub west of Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi. It will then be in the hands of Wilson Tembo, executive director of our sister organization, Action for Progress, and his…

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