Government says delivery of quality high-impact health intervention can be achieved with trained health professionals, availability of essential drugs, and medical equipment and supplies.
Deputy Minister of Health Agnes Mandebvu Chatipwa said this on Wednesday in Liwonde, Machinga when USaid handed over medical equipment and supplies to Machinga District Hospital.
She said the equipment, totalling $2.2 million, is part and parcel of the Support for Service Delivery Integration (SSDI) programme designed by USaid in consultation with the Ministry of Health.
“This programme is in line with our health Sector Strategic Plan whose major thrust is to improve access to quality high-impact essential health interventions. It is our belief as a health sector that access to quality care is the only way that the health sector goal of improving the quality of life of all Malawians will be realised.
“The donation of medical equipment and supplies, which we have received, will, therefore, go a long way towards the achievement of this noble goal,” she said.
She, therefore, urged the health personnel to guard against ill-mannered people and use the equipment for its intended purpose.
In her remarks, USaid director of health programmes in Malawi Miriam Lutz said the donation signifies the commitment that the United States government has in improving the lives of Malawians through better health service delivery. n