Chimbali quits as spokesman of Malawi health ministry

Ministry of Health Public Relations Officer (PRO) Henry Salmon Chimbali has resigned  with immediate effect from the ministry but kept the reason of quitting close to his chest.

Chimbali:  Quits

Chimbali: Quits

“Yes I can confirm that I have quitted from the ministry and this is with immediate effect. There is nothing much I can say,” said Chimbali.

He was recently named by the country’s media watchdog Misa-Malawi as the most media friendly public relation officer who would professionally accommodate journalists and give information regardless of media organizations they represent.

But impeccable sources in the ministry told Nyasa Times that they feel Chimbali has resigned because of frustration.

“He was not promoted since he joined the Ministry as its spokesperson despite big job that he was entrusted with,” said our source.

Chimbali joined the ministry of health in 2003 as a health education officer at Nkhata-bay district hospital where he only worked for a year and was transferred to Lilongwe where he was tasked with handling of community health sciences unit where he also managed communications.

He then went for his master’s degree in science, media and communication to Cardiff University in the UK and returned in 2008.

In 2011 he started to work as a spokesman, a responsibility that was not taken up for a long time. Since then he has been in the media limelight in providing information and also managing external relations of the ministry.

Beside his education qualifications, Chimbali is a social and behavior change specialist with trainings in advocacy, communication, PR and research.

He is also an alumni of US – Malawi Exchange Programme that saw him go to the US where he visited different places including the White House for a meeting on HIV and Aids Education.

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I wonder why someone decided to make this newsworthy.

People resign from the civil service each and every living day.


Wachita Bwino Boma Ili Paja Life Yake Ndiyachiphazi

amnzeru aku mmawa

A Ruth Waren (comment 19) musatinyase. Chimbali is a good man. Ngati umkamufuna ukanangonena. Shupiti.


Ku capital hill kwadzadza nkhalamba za jc ndiye graduate kumamukhomelela wachita bwino mwana


Malawi gvt ikuonjeza its employees being on grade PO for eleven years. How can one be motivated to work in such conditions. this is too much in the ministry of Health ambiri aziona zimenezi. Chimbali nice journey God guide you to some green pasture

Chimbali's Friend from Poly
Chimbali's Friend from Poly
I have known Chimbali since our Poly days. What he was in college is what he has been as MoH PRO….very humble, open, objective and logical. Always happy man! We have met a few times and each time I have told him to keep up the great job. I can’t remember another Great Govt PRO of the quality like Chimbali and Police’s Oliver Soko (RIP), although I still rate Chimbali slightly higher. Last time I met him, I nearly told him that he had done enough and now needed to move up and move on. He graduated from Poly around… Read more »
zakakaliya mulopwiya

Friend when one door closes another door opens. This typical zam’boma zokhomerera.


So u mean since 2003 he’s been on grade I/PO up to last year? He was promoted last year to grade H/P8, 11yrs on same postion even after upgrading academically. You are still energetic boss onani kwina koti akakuyamikeni basi. watipula kokwana mwanawe, boma linalinso kale pano linatha ndima zero so so so budget.


Mwine aliwethe liganga munthu jwakusausya bola akaiche chenene kulikose kwakujako

chigodobo chafikaso

You are Agreat Guy Mr Chimbali, honestly that job never suited you!!!!!!!!!!! anthu aja amafuna munthu udzingoabakira koma osamunthandiza. I mean we have had others before you koma lero onse ndi makape……..bootlickers ndiye inu mwachita boo amwene kuzisiya nokha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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