Many key AMR bacteria are present throughout humans, animals and the environment, and are in a constant state of flux between all three “compartments”. This cycle of transmission between humans, animals and the environment is exacerbated if there is inadequate access to effective WASH infrastructure, as is frequently the case in LMICs. In order to effectively address AMR, a One Health approach is essential including incorporating WASH. Interrupting bacterial and AMR transmission through promoting appropriate WASH practices and developing adequate infrastructure will reduce the incidence of AMR infection and spread.
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Modern contraceptive use is effective for preventing unplanned pregnancies and helping individual women and couples to decide freely and responsibly if, when, and how many children they want to have; family planning progress under the SDGs is measured with a novel indicator, demand for family planning satisfied with modern methods (mDFPS), which provides a better indication of modern contraceptive coverage than unmet need and contraceptive prevalence rate, this study demonstrates significant intra-urban disparities in demand for FP satisfied with modern contraceptives in Malawi. There is a need for policymakers and reproductive health practitioners to recognise these disparities and to prioritise […]
Health policies inform decisions regarding population health and determine how they will be implemented, covering issues from primary healthcare to health emergencies, Malawi declared a state of national disaster due to the COVID-19 pandemic on 20th March 2020 and registered its first confirmed coronavirus case on the 2 April 2020. The aim of this paper was to document policy decisions made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic from January to August 2020; Malawi used a multi sectoral approach to address health and socioeconomic aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and findings show there is need to revise the Malawi public health […]