Malawi healthcare in £1m funding boost by Scots richest woman

Scotland’s richest woman, Ann Gloag,  has donated £1 million aiming to improve healthcare in Malawi .

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The  Scottish tycoon gave the money to St Andrews University’s new Global Health Implementation programme.

Gloag, co-founder of transport company Stagecoach and former Businesswoman of the Year, announced the funding package on Tuesday.

The Global Health Implementation initiative is a joint venture between the College of Medicine in Malawi, the University of Malawi and St Andrews University’s medical school.

The programme’s immediate aim is to make a difference on the ground in Malawi by researching ways to convert theoretical solutions into delivered practice; and supporting the development of healthcare infrastructure, professional education and service delivery with partners in Malawi.

The programme will also work to identify approaches with wider applicability both regionally and throughout the developing world by translating theory into working solutions – identifying ways around the barriers that currently prevent the implementation of known best practice.

Gloag said she was  “delighted” to support the Global Health Implementation programme.,

She said: “I firmly believe the developing world needs people delivering practical solutions on the ground and this programme aims to do that.

“Enabling the poorest countries in Africa to raise themselves out of poverty must be a priority for the future and helping with healthcare infrastructure is a critical step in this process.

“Having worked in Malawi since the 1980s, I am fully aware of the challenges of turning theories into practical solutions on the ground, but it can be done.”

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13 thoughts on “Malawi healthcare in £1m funding boost by Scots richest woman”

  1. zoona says:

    anakakhala mai Banda bwenzi ataliuza kale dziko. mmadziwa yawo ija.

  2. Mtukwa S.C .Gwaza says:

    Bola asadyenso aja amatengawa.

  3. Satellite says:

    Great one

  4. Namalira says:

    Gertrude akatengekonso.

  5. me says:

    yes its another prize of your mother JB
    wake up malawians and do the right thing plz
    put her back in government because she is the only one who cares for you

  6. Kharupa says:

    Efforts of JB?

  7. Abdul says:

    Malawians don’t just get carried away with these rich European women, some of these women are very extreme in spreading evil in Africa, and there are millions of poverty stricken people in UK, so it is meritorious for her to help those poverty stricken people in UK than here in Malawi and Africa.

  8. brutsha says:

    One interesting thing is that nations that claim to be God fearing are the most corrupt, Ndalama zimenezi teleku wina akubapo.

  9. Patriot says:

    Initiative ya Mayi Banda Chiongolero.
    A Mayi JB komanso Mayi Gloag, Mulungu akudalitseni.
    Ndipo mwachita bwino kuzitumiza ku bungwe osati boma…..Beam ndi mulakho anakachita nazo kanthu.

  10. Trevor manyi says:

    More money to be stolen kkkkkkkkkk!

  11. Hello! says:

    Thank you, Ann. May God bless you. To the receiving organization: Please use the funds for the intended purpose. No kusololola please!!!!

  12. Dick says:

    Musabenso ndalamazi

  13. Nyapapi says:

    Mudzidye mumalize manyumba tsopano!

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