{Photo Credit: Rejoice Phiri/MSH}The isolation unit at Lilongwe’s Kamuzu Central Hospital includes a screening room; an Intensive Care Unit; male, female, and pediatric wards; and toilets and showers.Photo Credit: Rejoice Phiri/MSH

Story by Rejoice Phiri, Communications Manager, ONSE Health ActivityWhen the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency, many Malawians remained unconcerned. Despite the broadcast of infection prevention messages encouraging people to wash their hands frequently with soap and water, community members were heard to ask: “why should we waste soap when we only wash when getting ready to eat a meal?” However, attitudes changed on April 2nd when the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in the capital city of Lilongwe.

 {Photo Credit: Rejoice Phiri/MSH}Two women wash their hands outside Nathenje Health Center.Photo Credit: Rejoice Phiri/MSH

Story and photos by Rejoice Phiri, Communications Manager, ONSE Health ActivityMalawi’s media is awash with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has changed daily life in the country, as well as worldwide.

Read this blog on the CSEM websiteAuthors: Justin Koonin, Dheepa Rajan, Eliana Monteforte, Marjolaine NicodIn September 2019, at the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage, world leaders endorsed the most ambitious and comprehensive political declaration on health in history.This Declaration included a commitment to “engage all relevant stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector and academia, as appropriate, through the establishment of participatory and transparent multi-stakeholder platforms and partnerships”[1].The test of that commitment has