Minister hails Results Based Financing for Maternal and Neo-Natal Health: Cycle 12 concludes

Minister of Health Dr. Peter Kumpalume has hailed the Results Based Financing for Maternal and Neo-Natal Health (RBF4MNH) initiative which he said is greatly improving the delivery of quality martenal health services in the country.

Kumpalume: Quality for RBF programmes

The recommendations were made at the dissemination of results for the RBF4MNH meeting marking the completion of Cycle 12 held at the Capital Hotel in Lilongwe on Tuesday.

“I am proud as a minister because of the quality services that are provided through RBF4MNH. Ontop of everything else that we do, we must make sure that the RBF programmes are always of high standards and quality to please and satisfy the donors” said Kumpalume.

He also extended his gratitude to Nurses and Doctors for working to the best of their abilities despite facing several challenges.

“You face several challenges but despite all that, you still go to work daily. I want to thank you for the sacrifice,” he said.

On his part, Paramount Chief Gomani V who leads the RBF advocacy team concured with Kumpalume that the RBF Programmes have brought more positives in the health sector particularly on issues to do with maternal health.

“RBF programmes are helping alot in our areas. By reaching Cycle 12, this means we have come a long way. Alot of people have benefited and are still benefiting and I therefore encourage RBF team and all stakeholders to work extra hard,” said Gomani.

Speaking on behalf of RBF team, RBF Programs Director Matthew Nviiri describe the RBF4MNH Cycle 12 as the best ever.

“Cycle 12 has been the best and the most performing cycles under RBF and it is possible to achieve more. We have mastered the way of providing quality health services but we still have alot to do,” said Nviiri.

According to Nviiri, over K1.7 Billion was pumped into various RBF projects in 2016 and they intend to unvest more in 2017.

During the result dissemination meeting, RBF also splashed awards to various outstanding health facilities.

Kapili Health Centre emerged the best health facility while Mua came second.

Bwanje and Nsipe came third and fourth respectively.

RBF programmes are carried out in four districts namely Mchinji, Dedza, Balaka and Ntcheu.

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