Organisations

Ministry of Health and Population (MOH&P)

Malawi

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PO Box 30377
Lilongwe 3

Aims to promote child health; to eradicate diseases; to reduce maternal mortality; and increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS through campaigning. The resource centre is open to the public

Malawi Against Polio (MAP)

Malawi

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P O Box 256
Blantyre

Aim to help people with disabilites of all ages towards independance. Particularly focusing on those with mobility problems. Those suffering from polio, paralysis, paraplegia, tatraplegia, hemiplegia and other disabilities. Also those suffering development delay such as cerebral palsy. Assessments and provision of adapted appliancdes

The Story Workshop

Malawi

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Private Bag 266
Blantyre

The Story Workshop Educational Trust is a non-profit educational media group creating entertainment for social change in Malawi. A team of artists and scholars use a mix of advocacy and social mobilisation techniques to further human rights, gender equity, food security, HIV/AIDS education, conservation, literacy and economic development. Activities include radio soap operas, radio magazines, music, village drama and other forms of popular entertainment. See http://www.comminit.com/pds04-17-99/sld-784.html for a summary of a radio soap that they produce.

Malawi Union of the Blind

Malawi

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PO Box 597
Limbe

Malawi Union of Blind is using a small grant from Voluntary Service Oversea's Regional AIDS Initiative of Southern Africa (RAISA) to raise the awareness of young blind students and the people around them about HIV/AIDS and change their behaviour. Using the grant, the Union is training blind students and distributing Braille HIV/AIDS information, education and communication material to the blind

Malawi News Agency (MANA)

Malawi

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The Malawi News Agency (MANA) is the news gathering and dissemination organ of the Malawi Government under the Ministry of Information. MANA, as an institution, collects, packages and disseminates information in the form of news and photographs through print and electronic media