• September 26, 2022 7:28 pm

Chakwera says an investment into health sector is a contribution to human capital development

Sep 18, 2022

By Kondanani Chilimunthaka

President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera says an investment into the health sector is a contribution to the human capital development of the country which is one of the enablers of Malawi’s vision 2063.

Chakwera made the remarks at a reception on Friday September 16, 2022 in the United States of America that was aimed at mobilizing resources for the health sector in Malawi.

In his keynote address, the Malawi leader said for Malawi vision 2063 of becoming a self reliant nation to be realized, there is a need for donors to partner more health facilities in the country like Blessings Hospital.

“The First Lady and I commenced our US engagements on Friday night with a reception convened at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee to mobilise resources for the health sector in Malawi. The event was co hosted by the Sarah Walker Foundation and Chikondi Health Foundation,” said the president through a message posted on his Facebook page.

“Chikondi Health Foundation has over the past decade been granting financial and technical support for the operations of Blessings Hospital in Lilongwe.”

During the event, Dr. Napoleon Dzombe who is the founder of Blessings Hospital and the Director for the Hospital, Harold Banda attended, and spoke about the impact the collaboration is having on the large population of Malawians living in rural areas.

On their part, the leaders for both Chikondi Health Foundation and Sarah Walker Foundation, Wes Gunn and Chelsia Harris praised President Chakwera for ensuring that their partnership in service of Malawians gets necessary support and direction from his government.

During the Reception, President Chakwera and First Lady Madame Monica Chakwera were accompanied by Ministers Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda of Health, and Nancy Tembo of Foreign Affairs and also Ambassador Esme Chombo who is Malawi’s Envoy to the United States, among others.

Prior to the reception, President Chakwera and Madame Monica Chakwera were taken on a tour of Lipscomb University’s Schools of Nursing and Engineering where they interacted with students who regularly travel to Malawi to conduct mobile clinics in rural areas alongside our health workers.

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