Ministry of Health (MoH) and communities in Chikwawa District have commended a health and clinical research Malawi Liverpool Wellcome (MLW) Trust is conducting in the country, saying it will help improve healthcare delivery in the country.
Speaking at Chikwawa Community ground on Saturday during a MLW Kafukufuku Festival, MoH South West zonal manager Dr Malangizo Mbewe said health issues change from time to time.
He said as such, there is need to do clinical and health studies more frequently to check effectiveness of interventions.
“We cannot just sit and use the interventions that were being used back then. For instance, there is a change in the anti-malaria drugs that were being used in the past from Fansidar drugs to LA [Lumefantrine Artemether] because of clinical and health research such as the ones Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust conducts,” he said.
In his remarks, Chikwawa District Council chairperson Collex Nankumba challenged communities and duty-bearers in the district to take part in clinical and health research activities to have findings that represent the situation on the ground and that can bring meaningful interventions. n