Felix Mponda

Felix Mponda

Felix Mponda

 

Malawi health service ailing from brain drain

Felix Mponda

For Malawian nurse Hilda Maganga, the financial pull of a spell in a ward in Britain is close to overwhelming her desire to tend to patients in her Aids-stricken and impoverished homeland. "I would like to do a two-year stint in the United Kingdom, make my money and come back to retire for good," says the 54-year-old.

Watchdog: Crumbling Zim ripe for corruption

Felix Mponda

Zimbabwe's failing economy and collapsing services have provided an environment ripe for graft, with the impoverished country's woes facilitating an ever-worsening slide towards corruption. Despite setting up a local graft-busting body in 2004, Zimbabwe appears to be losing the battle against corruption, according to a leading watchdog.