Surgical Theatre to Improve Health Service Delivery – Muluzi

By Daniel Namwini and Roselyn Phiri Minister of Health and Population (MoH), Atupele Muluzi has said the newly constructed theatre structures in Area 25 would improve health service delivery and reduce distance to surgical patients within and outside the area. The Minister said this during the official handover of newly constructed magnificent surgical theatre structure at Area 25 Health Centre in Lilongwe. He said the surgical theatre will include an intensive care unit, a high dependency unit and a…

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China Donates K74.2 Million Medical Equipment to Malawi

The Chinese Government Thursday donated medical equipment worth K72.2 million to Kamuzu and Mzuzu central hospitals in Malawi. Speaking when he received the equipment on behalf of Malawi Government, Minister of Health and Population Atupele Muluzi hailed the 11-year diplomatic relations saying Malawi has a fine friend in the People’s Republic of China. He said Malawi has benefited a lot from China especially in the health sector through the Chinese Medical Team Program. “Malawi has seen specialist Chinese medical…

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Muluzi Happy With Cancer Centre Progress

Minister of Health, Housing and Population Atupele Muluzi on Thursday visited the newly built cancer centre at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) to appreciate the progress. Speaking to Malawi News Agency after touring the facility, the minister said he was happy with progress of the construction of the cancer centre. “I must say as a ministry of health, we are happy with how the work is being done here at the cancer centre and by the end of this year,…

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Two Chiefs Get ODF Certification In Machinga

Senior Chief Nyambi and Kapoloma on Tuesday received certificates from the Ministry of Health and Population as recognition for attaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) status in their respective areas. National Open Defecation Task Force declared Senior Chief Nyambi and Traditional Authority Kapoloma ODF areas in March 2017 and June this year respectively. Speaking during the official certification of the two chiefs at Nuinunje Primary School Ground, Chief Director for Administration in the Ministry of Health, Beston Chisimile said government…

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Govt Opens New Operating Theaters Open at Kamuzu Central

Ministry of health and Population on Monday opened six newly constructed operating theaters at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) worth K 2.8 billion from Norwegian Church Aid (NCA). Speaking during the opening ceremony in Lilongwe, Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi said that the new theaters are a sign of how government is committed to deliver good health services to its citizens in the country. “These are state of the art theaters is the government efforts to offer and…

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Teen Pregnancy on the Rise- Muluzi

Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi on Wednesday said teenage pregnancy remains a challenge in the country as it has increased from 26 per cent in 2010 to 29 per cent in 2016. He said this in Lilongwe during Private Sector Engagement breakfast organized under the theme “Engage, Excite and Empower”. “The increase in teenage pregnancy leads to school dropouts and other adverse effects such as child marriages. This dropout rate negatively affects the overall completion rate of…

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Malnutrition Prevention Remains Greatest Development Challenge- Muluzi

Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi Monday admitted that malnutrition remains the greatest development challenge for the country. He made the statement in Lilongwe during the launch of Child Health Days (CHDs) which runs from June 25 to 29, 2018. Muluzi pointed out that, “Demographic and Health Surveys of 2015/2016 indicated that one in just over three under-five children are stunted and one six is underweight representing some of the highest rates in the Africa continent.” He pointed…

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Muluzi Hails Mangochi Residents for Braving Raging Fire

Minister of Health and Population Services, Atupele Muluzi on Sunday hailed people in Mangochi for dousing the inferno that gutted down Mangochi District Hospital’s integrated maternal and child health (IMCH) clinic from spreading to other blocks and wards. Muluzi visited the facility on Sunday evening to appreciate the damage that the fire had caused and upon being briefed on what had happened, the minister described the community’s response to the fire as true act of patriotism. “First and foremost,…

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Malawians to Benefit from the Cancer Centre- Muluzi

Malawians will benefit a lot from the Cancer Centre that is being constructed near the Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, the Minister of Health and Population, Atupele Muluzi has said. The Minister was speaking at Mitundu Primary school in Lilongwe on Friday during activities to commemorate this year’s World Cancer Day under the theme: “We can, I can; Let’s talk about cancer.” “The cancer centre will help us a lot in terms of dealing with the disease because for…

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Hungry for Power; Lucius Banda to Challenge Atupele at UDF Convention

United Democratic Front (UDF) Member of Parliament for Balaka North, Lucius Banda says he will challenge the party’s president Atupele Muluzi during the party’s forthcoming convention alleging that at the moment, the party lacks a leader who is committed to the party’s agenda. Banda said this in an interview with Malawi News agency (Mana) on Wednesday in Dowa soon after meeting the district’s party committee where he appealed and encouraged the leaders to unite in rebuilding the party. Banda,…

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