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Male involvement antenatal care helps with the uptake of services and retention in care of both the mother and her baby. Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images

How to get Malawian men more involved in antenatal care - and why it matters

Male involvement in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is key for the uptake of services and retention in care. When men are involved, HIV exposed or infected children do better.
Child mortality rates in the country are high. John Fredricks/NurPhoto via Getty Images

How smartphones could help improve child health in Malawi

Health surveillance assistants provide services in village clinics, mainly by assessing signs and symptoms in sick children. An electronic community case management app could make their job easier.
The nutritional shocks on young children whose families have lost their income as a result of the lockdown may have long lasting effects. Shutterstock

Lockdowns threaten childrens’ nutrition: why extra care is needed

A third of South African children live below the food poverty line. The fact that many caregivers can't work because of the lockdown will worsen food insecurity. Here's what needs to be done.

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