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Puerperal Psychosis: A brief review and unusual case report

George H. Stewart1, Luis Aaron Gadama2, Vanessa Kerry3 1. Department of Mental Health, College of Medicine, University of Malawi 2. Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre 3. Harvard Medical School; Associate Director, Partnerships and Global Initiatives, Massachusetts Abstract This is a brief review of puerperal (post-partum) psychosis and contains a […]

Early experiences in integrating cervical cancer screening and treatment into HIV services in Zomba Central Hospital, Malawi

Colin Pfaff1,2, Victor Singano1, Harriet Akello1, Alemayehu Amberbir1, Josh Berman1, Aunex Kwekwesa1, Alfred Matengeni1, Victor Banda1, Jack Msonko1, Colin Speight3, Biselele M Kabeya4, Joep J van Oosterhout1,5 Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi Lighthouse Trust, Lilongwe, Malawi Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Zomba Central Hospital, […]

HIV and mental illness in Malawi and the neuropsychiatric sequelae of efavirenz

Andrew Drury,1,2 Selena Gleadow-Ware,2,3 Sheila Gilfillan,2,4 Jen Ahrens2,5 1. South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 2. Scotland Malawi Mental Health Education Project 3. Honorary lecturer in psychiatry, University of Aberdeen 4. Herdmanflat Hospital, NHS Lothian 5. College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi Corresponding author: Andrew Drury; drurya@doctors.org.uk Published March 2018: doi:10.4314/mmj.v30i1.9 ISSN: 1995-7262 Abstract Introduction Little […]

Family medicine training and practice in Malawi: History, progress, and the anticipated role of the family physician in the Malawian health system

Martha Makwero, Prosper Lutala, Anna McDonald School of Public Health and Family medicine, Department of Family Medicine Correspondence; Prosper Lutala; plutala@medcol.mw Published December 2017: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v29i4.6 ISSN: 1995-7262 Abstract This article analyses the development and implementation of family medicine training and practice in Malawi, with special attention given to its current status and the projected role the […]

Evaluating mobile solutions of integrated Community Case Management (iCCM): Making the final connection

Victoria Hardy1, Matthew Thompson1, Adamson S. Muula2,3 1.Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-4696, USA 2.Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Malawi 3.Africa Center of Excellence in Public Health and Herbal Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi Correspondence: Victoria Hardy; vhardy4@uw.edu Published December 2017: […]

Proposing the LEGS framework to complement the WHO building blocks for strengthening health systems: One needs a LEG to run an ethical, resilient system for implementing health rights

Joseph Mfutso-Bengo1, Noel Kalanga2, Eva Maria Mfutso-Bengo3 1.Professor of Bioethics, University of Malawi – College of Medicine, Department of Health Systems and Policy in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, CEBESA (Center of Bioethics for Eastern and Southern Africa), mfutsobengo@medcol.mw (corresponding author) 2.Lecturer in Global Health, University of Malawi – College of Medicine, […]

Fulbright project focuses on rehabilitation technician education and physiotherapy practice at the Kachere Rehabilitation Centre in Malawi

Leslie B. Glickman Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Correspondence: Leslie B. Glickman: lbglickman@verizon.net Published September 2017: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v29i3.9 ISSN: 1995-7262                                                       […]

Critical care in Malawi: The ethics of beneficence and justice

Lucinda Manda-Taylor1, Samson Mndolo2, Tim Baker2,3 1 Centre for Bioethics in Eastern and Southern Africa (CEBESA), College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi 2 Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi 3 Global Health – Health Systems & Policy, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Correspondence: Tim […]

Reframing noncommunicable diseases and injuries for the poorest Malawians: the Malawi National NCDI Poverty Commission

[PDF] Katie Cundale1, Emily Wroe1, Beatrice L. Matanje-Mwagomba2,3, Adamson S. Muula3, Neil Gupta4, Josh Berman5, Noel Kasomekera1,2, Jones Masiye2 1. Partners in Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo, Neno, Malawi 2. Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Control Unit, Directorate of Clinical Services, Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi 3. Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of […]

Trauma care in Malawi: A call to action

[PDF] Wakisa Mulwafu1, Linda Chokotho2, Nyengo Mkandawire1, Hemant Pandit3, Dan L. Deckelbaum4, Chris Lavy5, Kathryn H. Jacobsen6 1. Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi 2. Beit CURE International Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi 3. Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom 4. Centre for Global Surgery, […]

The epidemiology of noncommunicable respiratory disease in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and North Africa

[PDF] Rana Ahmed1,2, Ryan Robinson2, Kevin Mortimer2 1. The Epidemiological Laboratory, Khartoum, Sudan 2. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom Correspondence: Mrs Rana Ahmed (rana.atta85@gmail.com) Published June 2017: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v29i2.24  ISSN: 1995-7262 Abstract Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are a major and increasing global health issue. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that NCDs represent 63% […]