Care Malawi has taken a step further to ensure that there is quality healthy service delivery particularly concerning Reproductive Health Services (RHS) issues in Ntcheu district by engaging different stake holders.
The move has already received a warm and positive response as evidenced through the pledges several stake holders made during an interface meeting CARE officials held with the Ntcheu District Health Management office through the Maternal Health Alliance Project (MHAP) recently.
The meeting brought together Members of Parliament (MPs), Ward Councillors, Traditional Leaders, individuals from the Health Sector, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and District Assembly aiming at discussing the role each can play to address challenges facing the sector in the district.
During the meeting, several stake holders agreed to play a rightful and meaningful role to address the challenges hindering delivery of quality reproductive health services in the district.
One of the participants Assan Lipande who is Parliamentarian for Ntcheu North said he will do everything within his powers together with other MP’s in the district to mobilize for more resources.
“With population growth, we realize that there is need to do more in improving health service delivery. We will work to ensure good roads and bridges to facilitate movement of ambulances to health facilities,” said Lipande adding that the MPs will take issues to parliament for consideration at an appropriate time.
On his part, Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani V said traditional leaders will play their influence as custodians of culture to promote recommended health practices and behaviours in their respective communities.
Speaking on behalf of Care Malawi, MHAP Project Manager Thumbiko Msiska expressed delightment with the commitments stake holders showed during the meeting.
“We noted issues like lack of resources, poor relationship between health workers and service users, shortage of staff in health facilities, poor health seeking behaviours and high fertility rate among other critical issues. That’s why we engaged all the relevant stakeholders including MPs,” said Msiska.
He further reminded the stake holders that they have a critical role to play to reduce maternal and child mortality.
The MHAP is a four year project implemented in Ntcheu with financial support from the SALL Foundation of United States of America (USA) through CARE Malawi.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :