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History of the Malawi Medical Journal (MMJ)

Thengo Kavinya, Lucinda Manda-Taylor and Yohane Gadama © 2017  The College of Medicine and the Medical Association of Malawi. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The Malawi Medical Journal (MMJ) previously called the Medical Quarterly is a peer-reviewed, open access, quarterly journal jointly published by the University of Malawi, […]

Profile Interview: Dr Desiree Witte

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful” 3 May 2017 (Blantyre) – Fanuel Bickton talks to Desiree Witte on her clinical research experience with vaccines in Malawi.   FB: Please, provide us with some information on your background and […]

Malawian opinions on the Termination of Pregnancy Bill

14 March 2017 The March 2017 issue of the MMJ will include a special section devoted to expert opinions regarding the Termination of Pregnancy Bill discussion in Malawi. Owing to the prominence of this discussion in Malawi at the moment, this section has been published below in advance of the issue, along with an online-only feature, for which Malawi Medical […]

Background on the Termination of Pregnancy Bill debate in Malawi

Fanuel Bickton, Thengo Kavinya Correspondence: editors@mmj.mw Published March 2017: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v29i1.16 ISSN: 1995-7262 “Abortion” denotes the termination of pregnancy by any means, resulting in removal or expulsion of an immature, nonviable foetus or embryo of less than 28 weeks’ gestation.1,2,3 An abortion can be spontaneous or induced. Spontaneous abortion, commonly referred to as miscarriage, is the […]

An ethicist’s thoughts on the Termination of Pregnancy Bill debate in Malawi

Joseph Mfutso-Bengo Centre for Bioethics, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi Correspondence: mfutsobengo@medcol.mw Published March 2017: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v29i1.19 ISSN: 1995-7262 Ethicists don’t give you answers; rather they ask questions to help you think and reflect more before deciding, judging, and acting. So I would only like to ask […]

The proposed legislation on termination of pregnancy does not protect women or children in Malawi and is not fit for the intended purpose:

Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship[i] position Beatrice Mwagomba1,2,3, M. Jane Bates2,3,7, Reynier G. Ter Haar2,4, Martha Masamba2,5, Sekeleghe Kayuni2,6,7, Isaac Chirwa2,8 1. Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi 2. Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship, Malawi 3. College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi 4. Nkhoma Hospital, Nkhoma, Malawi 5. Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa 6. […]

Proposed Termination of Pregnancy Bill in Malawi: Doctors use the best of what they have

Chisale Mhango Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi Correspondence: cmhango@globemw.net Published March 2017: https://www.ajol.info/index.php/mmj/article/view/155454 ISSN: 1995-7262 Induced abortion has been a universal phenomenon in the history of humanity. The first recorded evidence was found in an Egyptian papyrus from 1550 BC. The debate on the proposed Termination of Pregnancy Bill […]