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Volume 30, Issue 2, June 2018

Original Research

Perspectives about policy implementation. A Learning opportunity from the 2003-2013 Malawi HIV/AIDS Policy

Gift Kamanga, Irving Hoffman, Address Malata, Stephanie Wheeler, David Chilongozi, Suzanne Babich

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2); 54-60; 


Feasibility, validity and acceptability of self-collected samples for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing in rural Malawi

Allahna Esber, Alison Norris, Enock Jumbe, Jonathan Kandodo, Patrick Nampandeni, Patricia Carr Reese, Abigail Norris Turner

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2);61-66; 


Effect of mazEF, higBA and relBE toxin-antitoxin systems on antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus isolates

Umut Safiye Say Coskun, Aysegul Copur Cicek, Cetin Kilinc, Ridvan Guckan, Yelda Dagcioglu, Osman Demir, Cemal Sandallı

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2); 67-72; 


A retrospective notes-based review of patients lost to follow-up from anti-retroviral therapy at Mulanje Mission Hospital, Malawi

Silas Webb, Joseph Hartland

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2); 73-78; 


An observational study of perioperative nutrition and postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing laparotomy at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi

Kondwani G.H. Katundu, Timothy W. Mutafya, Noel C. Lozani, Patrick M. Nyirongo, Molly E. Uebele

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2); 79-85; 


The quality of hand-written operative notes in a surgical unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH), Malawi: A prospective completed audit loop study

Nohakhelha Nyamulani, Wakisa Mulwafu

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2);86-89; 


Cost effectiveness analysis of duration of nonoperative management for adhesive bowel obstruction in a developing country

Olatoke Samuel, Agodirin Olayide, Rahman Ganiyu, Yusuf Funsho, Adesiyun Olusola

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2); 90-93; 


Pediatric nephrectomy: Patterns, indications and outcome in a developing Country

Uchechukwu Obiora Ezomike, Victor Ifeanyichukwu Modekwe, Sebastian Okwuchukwu Ekenze

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2); 94-98; 


Community health priorities: Lessons for malaria prevention from Balaka district, Malawi

Warren Parker, Thaddeus Pennas, Innocent Kommwa

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2); 99-102; 


Assessment of the quality of care in Maternity Waiting Homes (MWHs) in Mulanje District, Malawi

Leticia Chimwemwe Suwedi-Kapesa, Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2); 103-110; 


Data-informed decision-making for life-saving commodities investments in Malawi: A qualitative case study

Bennett Nemser, Kyaw Aung, Mildred Mushamba, Samuel Chirwa, Diana Sera, Owen Chikhwaza, Fannie Kachale

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2); 111-119; 


Mobile Instant Messaging (MIM) to support teaching practice: Insights from a nurse tutor program in Nigeria

Ademola Ajuwon, Christoph Pimmer, Titilayo Odetola, Urs Gröhbiel, Olussola  Oluwasola, Oladipupo Olaleye

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2); 120-126; 


Case Report

Grisel syndrome presenting as hemiplegia in a patient with multifocal staphylococcal sepsis

Vincent L Mkochi, Nyengo Mkandawire

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2);127-131; 


Letters to the Editor

Road traffic collisions in Malawi: Trends and patterns of mortality on scene

Steven Manyozo, Rob Moodie – Francisco Schlottmann, Anthony G. Charles

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2);132-133; 



Equipping leaders in health in Malawi: Some personal reflections from a leadership skills-building workshop held at the College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi

Maya Jane Bates, Yohane Gadama, Jessie Mbamba, Lucinda Manda-Taylor

Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2);134=136; 



Profile Interview: MMJ  talks to Prof Terrie Taylor on her personal background, her role in Malaria research and the current work she is doing, and the March for science campaigns that she has been championing

Yohane Gadama, Elias Phiri

 Malawi Med J. 2018 June; 30(2); 137-139;


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