A group of Chinese medical doctors are in Malawi for a medical outreach in the local communities on a mission to reduce malaria cases and other common diseases.
Malawi’s First Lady Professor Gertrude Mutharika who launched the outreach program on Thursday said the program will enhance the quality service delivery in the country hence promoting the development of the country.
“Quality health services are a human rights issue and people must never be denied this right because they are living in remote areas,” she said.
She further thanked China for its continuous support in various sectors of developments that are happening in the country.
In his remarks, the Chinese ambassador to Malawi Liu Hongyang said that the 12 years of bilateral relationship of the two countries have earned appreciation of the medical experts to continue with the different medical outreach programs in the country.
The ambassador also cited that China managed to eradicate malaria within 10 years, and he hoped that this project would do the same.
He also said that 135 Chinese medical experts have been deployed to various medical facilities in the country.
The principal secretary for health and population in Malawi Dan Namalika stressed that Malaria is a big problem in the country, affecting the economy of the country.
According to Malawi’s Ministry of Health, malaria is endemic throughout the country and it continues to be a major public health problem with an estimated 6 million cases occurring annually. Enditem