Deputy minister of Health Enoch Phale has challenged the health workers in the country to take palliative care seriously pledging the ministry’s commitment towards the same.
He said this Tuesday at the opening of Palliative Care Training for Health care workers in Salima by Ndimoyo Palliative Care organisation saying the training is critical and timely as it will help improve health care service delivery in the country.
Phale said the ministry is committed to ensuring that all people are getting quality health care service and palliative care will also be given a priority.
“Such trainings are important as they sharpen the way we are going to deliver our health care services, therefore I want to call upon these Doctors and Nurses to make good use of this opportunity.” Phale said.
He added, ” Palliative care is about life not death hence as government we will continue to provide advocacy and mobilising resources for palliative care as well as developing policies that are good for delivery of Health care service in the country.”
Country Director for Ndimoyo Palliative Care Bisani Mphongolo while commending government for committing to help their initiatives, said they have so far conducted fives series of courses since 2016.
“We want to equip these health care workers from at least 13 districts with skills in palliative care, this is the only place in Malawi providing such courses and we take it as a great honour for government to recognise our effort.” Mphongolo said.
The training has drawn twenty participants who are nurses and Doctors from 13 districts including Likoma.