Gertrude Mutharika now professor: First Lady dedicates honour to Malawi health workers

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has been awarded an honorary Professorship degree in Global Health by the Peking University School of Public Health (PKUSPH) in recognition of her commitment towards advancing public health issues in Malawi and Africa.

First Lady being confered the honourary professorship. Photo by Stanely Makuti, Mana

Professor Gertrude Mutharika:  Recognised for her devotion for the well being of Malawians Photo by Stanely Makuti, Mana

Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi congratulates the First Lady, Professor Gertrude Mutharika.-Photo by Stanely Makuti, Mana

Madam  Mutharika received the award Tuesday at Golden Peacock in Lilongwe during the unveiling ceremony of the Malawi Participatory Rural Development Organisation (PRDO) health research and training collaborating centre.

In her remarks, the first lady dedicated the award to all health workers in the country saying they are the people making public health services tick.

“This Professorship is not just about me. It is about all those people who dedicate their life to make public health work in our country. I want to celebrate with all Malawians who work tirelessly in the fight against HIV and AIDS, maternal and child mortality and cancers,” Mutharika said.

She further stated that the launch of the health research and training collaborating centre will help in combating public health challenges in Malawi.

“I am confident that this event today is a door that has opened increased opportunities and benefits for both China and Malawi. Our partnership with Peking University will be a platform for more exchange programmes in capacity building and human resource development,” she said.

Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Shi Ting Wang applauded the first lady for her devotion to education, sanitation, public health for the well being of all Malawians and for standing out as a role model.

“In pursuing a health and clean Malawi, Her Excellency spares no effort in improving the medical and health conditions in Malawi, especially for the vulnerable people” Wang said.

He further said that the establishment of the collaboration center indicates the determination and dedication China has in helping Malawi in the public health sector.

“We are sure with this joint effort, more Malawians will have access to quality health care thereby injecting a fresh momentum into the social and economic development of Malawi” Wang said.

Minister of Health and Population Atupele Muluzi applauded the Chinese government for being a shining example of resilient health systems and assured them that his ministry will work closely to improve health management particularly in health care development.

The Malawi collaborating center is the first overseas health research and teaching center by Peking University.

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Zimbabwe yauya
Guest

What a joke…….. Anyway, come May 2019 ( about 18 months) it won’t matter anymore,,,,, you will be Mugabed!

Gucci Grace
Guest

Seriously? You haven’t learnt from what just happened in Zimbabwe? Lady Gaga , Gucci Grace started like that as well. You are receiving all these honorary degrees without stepping a foot in any institution of higher learning????………….you can respectfully decline these cheap degrees !

Comrade
Guest

Following Gucci Grace’s footprint hmmmmm!

Dangerous Dave
Guest

Taking the footsteps of Grace Mugabe making stupid people look clever.

Mbewe
Guest

I think these honorary accreditations need to be reviewed. Are we saying we are prospering as a nation or is it an individual doing sth remarkable or what? Or should we say the Chinese are advancing their economic agenda?

Gogodasi
Guest

These fake degrees or honourary recognition are not offered on a silver platter. the recipients actually bulldoze the universities and pay for it. Do you a UK university can do this nonsense? The husband pushed the Chinese Embassy for this to happen and this is how China is able to export dictatorship to Africa. After all why not confer the professorship at a ceremony conducted at the university’s campus in China other than do it here in Malawi? This justifies how fake the whole process is.

Ngalamayi
Guest

The First Lady should put her money where her mouth is: go and see for herself the conditions suffered by Malawi’s citizens and health workers.

Yahya
Guest

Grace Mugabe’s path. Ha ha haaa!

MBWFC
Guest

kkkkkkkkkk upulofesa?????,koma ndiye ,naneso ndikuyesetsa kuwelenga nkhani za pa nyasatimes,ndikuyenela kulandilaso upulofesa kkkkkkkkkk.

alungwana
Guest

Is she improving health in Malawi? Those who have offered this professorship do not stay in Malawi. Visit the health sectors in Malawi and you will appreciate that you have done this out of buying favors from our country. Congratulations!!!

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