Players in the health sector from the government, Non-governmental organisations, health planners and professionals, the donor community and the media will on Friday come together in what has been dubbed ‘Knowledge Café’ to discuss practical approaches in strengthening the health sector in Malawi.
The Café, will among others, involve discussions, debates and question and answer sessions to provoke thought and explore solutions to the challenges facing quality health service delivery in Malawi.
Also on the agenda will be a discussion on how accountability in the health sector can be strengthened so as to ensure that all Malawians can have access to good quality health care.
“The event promises to be innovative and stimulating with the intention to help people think, discuss and come up with more actions that will help ensure that people in Malawi have access to the quality health services that they deserve,” reads in part a media statement by Options Internartional.
The event which will be held at Ufulu Gardens in Lilongwe will be graced by the Minister of Health Dr Peter Kumpalume.
Options, operates three programmes in Malawi including supporting the health sector, working with district councils and central government.
Since 2011, Options has championed the MamaYe campaign in Malawi for maternal and newborn survival, working in partnership with a local NGO, Parent and Child Health Initiative (PACHI).
MamaYe is a campaign aimed at raising awareness and political commitment for maternal and newborn survival and to encourage government to improve its maternal health care services.