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From Herbs to Contraceptives

From Herbs to Contraceptives
Shupi Siliko, 23, from Efelemu Village, Group Village Head Jombo ,Traditional Authority Ngabu in Chikwawa District, has stopped using herbs and switched to modern family planning (FP) methods. Her husband, Raphael, recalls that Siliko, like many other women in the village, used to take local herbs for contraceptives. “However, the method was not as effective and my wife could still conceive,” Raphael narrates. So , one day Shpi Siliko attended a workshop on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV and Aids and gender-based violence (GBV), courtesy of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AG...
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A toilet gives HSA dignity

A toilet gives HSA dignity
Philip Masikale is a Health Surveillance Assistant (HSA) at Kasiya Under-Five Clinic in Traditional Authority Wimbe in Kasungu. He is married with two boys. When he arrived at Kasiya Clinic, he was given a house that had no toilet. So, his family and other health workers along with clients, were using the same toilet at the clinic. However, noticing the problem, Kasiya Radio Listening Club constructed a toilet for him. The club was established under a USAid-funded Health Communication for Life (HC4L) project, a Social Behavioural Change Communication programme that seeks to improve health ...
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PARAMOUNT CHIEF KAWINGA AND CRECCOM WITNESS ENDING CHILD MARRIAGE SUCCESSES IN MACHINGA DISTRICT

PARAMOUNT CHIEF KAWINGA AND CRECCOM WITNESS ENDING CHILD MARRIAGE SUCCESSES IN MACHINGA DISTRICT
Creative Centre  for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM), along with  Paramount Chief Kawinga visited Sale Village, Traditional Authority  Chiwalo in Machinga District to learn how communities in the area are now empowered to stop child marriages in the Yao region. The two principals went there  through the Ending Child Marriages (ECM) project. The event attracted  the presence of different stakeholders that the project reached out to namely Community Leaders, Mothers groups, Village Forum, and out-of -school girls that were returned to school. Different stakeholders’ representatives presented ...
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THYOLO DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICE TO COMBAT GBV DURING COVID-19 ERA

THYOLO DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICE TO COMBAT GBV DURING COVID-19 ERA
“We are planning to conduct sensitization  and awareness meetings on Gender-based Violence (GBV) during this Corona virus era as more children and women will be victims of GBV and child abuse,” said Thyolo District Social Welfare Officer, Robert Sawiche. Sawiche said this when Creative Centre for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) was conducting one of its sensitization meetings on Corona virus at Traditional Authority Boyd in Thyolo District. Sawiche said that most women and children face child abuse issues when they are on holidays. “When school closes, many children face different forms of GB...
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JUDITH MULOPWANA BENEFITS FROM WHO POSTERS ON COVID-19 BY CRECCOM

JUDITH MULOPWANA BENEFITS FROM WHO POSTERS ON COVID-19 BY CRECCOM
  Judith Mulopwana, 56, is one of the business people who owns a maize mill at Goliati Trading Center, Traditional Authority January in Thyolo district.  When she heard that Coronavirus hit Malawi, Judith looked for preventive measures so as to prevent the spread of the disease in the district among her customers. Judith started placing a bucket of water with a soap outside her maize mill so that her customers should be using when they come with their maize to be milled. Despite this being the case, Judith used to find challenges in convincing her customers on washing hands with so...
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THYOLO DISTRICT BENEFITS FROM CRECCOM’S SENSITIZATION MEETINGS ON COVID-19

THYOLO DISTRICT BENEFITS FROM CRECCOM’S SENSITIZATION MEETINGS ON COVID-19
Through its Improving Education Qualities in Malawi (IEQ-CDSS) project, Creative Center for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) conducted sensitization meetings in Thyolo district. In an interview, CRECCOM's Programs and Communication Manager, Linice Sanga, commented why the organization conducted COVID-19 sensitization meetings in Thyolo district. “Thyolo is one of the 4 districts where CRECCOM is implementing its IEQ-CDSS project, and we conducted such meetings to ensure that community leaders learn about COVID-19 and share to their people since they held power in their society,” said Sanga. ...
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Nyodola CDSS in fight against Covid

Nyodola CDSS in fight against Covid
Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (CRECCOM) donated buckets and soap to Nyodola Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Thyolo to enhance its efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The organisation also conducted awareness meetings with duty-bearers in three other districts, namely Mulanje, Chitipa and Ntchisi to relay coronavirus preventive measures to people. A Form Two student, Charles Magwila, 17, commended CRECCOM for the donation. “The items will enhance hygiene at the school, thereby helping students prevent the spread of the pandemic,” he said. Nyodola CDSS head ...
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