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Malawi Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey

The Ministry of Health through the National TB Control Programme and the Centre for Social Research of the University of Malawi wishes to inform all its cooperating partners and the general public that it will carry out a nationwide Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey from June 2013 to March 2014.

The major objective of this survey is to determine the prevalence of tuberculosis in Malawi. The survey is targeting persons aged 15 years and above. The results of this survey will be used to inform the design and implementation of relevant tuberculosis interventions as well as assess Malawi’s progress in the fight against tuberculosis. The teams from the Ministry of Health and the Centre for Social Research will be visiting sampled districts, Traditional Authorities and Enumeration Areas collecting data for this survey. 

The Ministry of Health is therefore calling all Malawians who will be sampled to participate in this survey. All participants will respond to a few questions and will also be requested to undergo a chest x-ray and those eligible will further be further requested to provide sputum to find out whether they have tuberculosis or not. All those found to have tuberculosis will be put on treatment following National Tuberculosis Control treatment guidelines.

Lets us all participate in the survey. 

Together we can Stop TB!

Commemoration of the African Traditional Medicines Day

The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and German International Corporation (GIZ) and other partners will as part of the commemoration of the AFRICAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINES DAY embark on planting Medicinal Trees under the theme “A DECADE OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINES DEVELOPMENT”.

The traditional Medicines day is usually cerebrated on the 31st of August of each year in order to promote traditional medicines development, practice and research through the evidenced based approach.

The general public may wish to know that studies have shown that most of the Conventional Medicines such as quinine, and co-artem do come from medicinal plants (cinchoma or quina trees and Artemisia annua respectively). Such medicinal plants and herbs have been processed and then developed into active medicinal ingredients used for the cure of diseases like malaria.

There are more known medicinal plants that naturally grow in Malawi that need to be conserved and protected for a similar purpose.

The Ministry of Health would therefore like to encourage all practitioners and members of the general public to cultivate a habit of planting medicinal trees and herbs.


The traditional Medicines day is usually cerebrated on the 31st of August of each year in order to promote traditional medicines development, practice and research through the evidenced-based approach.

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