The Joyce Banda Foundation International on Monday signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) where the foundation will foot all delivery bills at Achikondi Clinic in Area 23 in Lilongwe.
This is the second time that the foundation is reviving the pact after it hit snags last year after the charity wrote the clinic about the discontinuation of the deal.
However, acting executing director of Joyce Banda Foundation (JBF) Flora Kaluwire said it has been the wish of the former Malawi president Joyce Banda, founder of the foundation, to continue with safe motherhood campaign.
“I have been sent here to sign MOU with Achikondi Clinic here in Area 23, what it means is that JBF will pay all the bills for women who will be delivering here,” said Kaluwire.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, Managing Director of Achikondi Clinic Charity Salima commended Joyce Banda for the deal.
Salima urged more women to come and deliver at the clinic in order to save more lives.
During the ceremony, Kaluwire named a baby who was born on the same day of the ceremony, Joyce, named after the former president Joyce Banda.
Achikondi Clinic was officially opened in 2014 by the minister of health Dr Jean Kalirani and the clinic started operating at a small scale in 2008.