Menstrual Hygiene Management Matters for Youth

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On 15th March, collaborating with Doroba and Msazi community members, we organized the awareness-raising campaign under the theme of ‘Menstrual Hygiene Promotion at Community Level’, hoping to bring together stakeholders to advance the menstrual hygiene management in Doroba and Msazi. Our key messages are to promote the use of reusable sanitary pads for girls and women and to strengthen menstrual hygiene management in the communities.

Luke International began to work with women and teachers to promote menstrual hygiene for girls and assisted to establish Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Committees in these two communities since 2017.

The campaign began with the march from Nkhrongo Primary School to Doroba Primary School to spread our messages to neighboring households, followed by a series of activities planned by local organizing committees, including drama, dancing and singing, poems reading and experience-sharing on the benefits of reusable sanitary pads. Several invited guests, including representative from District Educational Manager Office as the Guest of Honor, Zonal Primary Educational Advisor and Senior Chief gave speeches and recognized our efforts in promoting well being for girls and women during menstruation. MHM Committee from Doroba and Msazi also presented their handmade reusable sanitary pads for fundraising, aiming to outreach more girls in their own and neighboring communities since they are simple to make, smart to carry and saves money!

More than 500 people, comprising of students, teachers, MHM Committee members, parents, representatives from other organizations, and local residents participated in the campaign. With mobilization of the community, we can create a friendly environment for girls and increase awareness on MHM.

Let’s work hand in hand to make girls feel more comfortable and confident at school and at home!

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2019 First Research Seminar in Mzuzu

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In collaboration of Mzuzu Central Hospital, University of Livingstonia, Mzuzu University and Luke International, more than 47 health care workers, lectures and researchers gathered in Mzuzu Central Hospital during 13-14 March for two afternoons research seminar.

The event was opened by Master Chisale, the research committee chair of Mzuzu central hospital and closed by the hospital director, Dr. Frank Sinyza.

Prof. Gunnar Bjune shared four topics to the audience. Fruitful discussion and interaction happened in between.

Four topics were covered during the seminar:

  1. Scientific writing (slides)
  2. How to prepare a research protocol (slides)
  3. Cohort study, design and practice (slides)
  4. How to find unexpected (slides)

LIN will continue its commitment to assist Malawi to cultivate in-country research and academic capacity for future development works.

Together, we can!

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Milestone of 10 years services in Malawi

The following is an excerpt. Luke International clocked 10 years of service in the country and recently celebrations were held at its Head Quarters campus in Mzuzu. It was a colourful day filled with memories,
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LIN Malawi’s Progress in 2017

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Visit of Hope

The following is an excerpt. Last month we had the honor to have our international advisor - Prof. Gunnar Bjune visiting us in Malawi. He also gave a lecture at the Laws Campus of University of Lingstonia. Her
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The following is an excerpt.   Junior Makozo Mkandawire is a 12 year old boy from a remote township called Masasa in Mzuzu city and is studying in standard 4 at Masasa primary school. As a second born in
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Welcome 2016 LIN Global Interns to Malawi

The following is an excerpt. "This is a nice country!" First impression from the three Global Interns from the Imperial College of London shared their first thought when they just arrived in Lilongwe. Together
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Starting the Supporting LIFE Project

The following is an excerpt. LIN is heading to support the community health care system in Malawi! Today, the LIN-Malawi office visited the Nkhorongo Health Centre and the Health Surveillance Assistant (HSA) i
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The world is small and we are one

The following is an excerpt. "Although we only stayed in each school for a short time, and sometimes language could be a gap especially when facing primary school kids, I could still feel the connection betwee
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South Africa’s New Initiation

The following is an excerpt. LIN South Africa Representative, accompanied with the IT specialist from the Bjørgaas Foundation in Taiwan and project manager from the TaiwanICDF, visited one of our project imple
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