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Cigarette butts; a threat to the health of under-five children.

By Vita Mithi (THR_Malawi Volunteer Ambassador)

Imagine this; you are a tobacco farmer or you are a manager at one of cigarette manufacturing companies in one of the poorest countries, each year, profits from tobacco made cigarette keep increasing because increasing populations of adolescents are initiated into smoking.  You take a walk in a semi-urban setting you find that your child has a fresh cigarette butt in his or her hand which has been littered by a smoker.

Later on the child falls sick and is diagnosed with multi drug resistant tuberculosis and lung cancer. Click Cigarette butt; a threat to the health of under-five children to learn more….

NCDI and poverty.

Minister of Health and Population, Hon. Atupele Muluzi making a speech at the NCDI Poverty Commission Report Launch.

” There is a common misconception that Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries(NCDI’s) are diseases for the well to do and people living in urban areas because of unhealthy life styles like smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and unhealthy foods. But this is not the case, they are diseases affecting the whole population”. Hon. Atupele Muluzi.