Involve all stakeholders on Malawi Covid vaccination plan —UDF

United Democratic Front (UDF) party has asked government to involve all stakeholders on the vaccination plan for Covid-19 to ensure that the right message is communicated to the masses.

 Atupele : We need an urgent plan for vaccinations.

This follows an announcement by Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo-Chiponda that the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country will take place in March with health workers and people with opportunistic conditions prioritised.

Writing on his Facebook page the UDF leader  Atupele Muluzi  applauded government for planning for Covid-19 vaccines.

Muluzi, a former minister of health, wrote: ” I encourage government to involve all stakeholders on the vaccinations plan moving and to communicate the right information regarding their safety and efficacy to Malawians.”

He has been the lonely audible voice advocating for the vaccines as the lasting solution to fight the pandemic.

Recently,  the UDF leader posted on his Facebook page urging government to prioritize Covid-19 vaccines.

“We need an urgent plan for vaccinations. Now is the time that we must pull together all our collective networks and have a plan and roadmap for COVID-19 vaccinations,”  he wrote.

Speaking after touring the Elard Alumando Dream Centre of the Community of St Egidio in Blantyre, which is set to become a new Covid-19 testing centre,  Minister Chiponda said  a team of experts is working on which of the six vaccines available suits Malawi.

“Some of the doses [of the vaccine] require temperatures below minus 80 degrees [Celsius] so we can’t get that. Once they [the experts] are done, we will roll out by March. We are also looking at strategic deployment and storage,” said Chiponda.

The second wave of Covid-19  has killed scores of people in Malawi including two cabinet ministers and two members of the National Assembly.

Last evening, Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 co-chairperson Dr John Phuka reported that there were 830 new cases from 2 503 tests in 24 hours with 15 deaths and 244 recoveries.

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WaWa Zonse
WaWa Zonse
5 months ago

These vaccines are being provided by COVAX & WHO but Chakwera has no appreciation so he doesn’t thank these organisations but let’s the impression be created that it’s being organised by his incompetent government. Let’s make sure that the vaccines are not provide SDV to MCP supporters and Chewas.

Last edited 5 months ago by WaWa Zonse
Jonas
Jonas
6 months ago

Stakeholders to be involved in vaccinations ??? this is unheard of..please let the MOH do its work as mandated and no politics in all this….it is people’s life at stake and the so called stakeholder….let them hold onto their so called stake and stay off this exercise

Gugu
Gugu
6 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Do you live in Malawi?. Let the MOH go to the villages without stakeholder participation muwone ngati sakamenyedwako. Do you even know the kind of stories circulating about the vaccines. This needs church leaders, Amfumu etc to talk to their people and allow MPH to sensitize them. This is not the West my friend.

Peace
6 months ago

Malawi my country. Wait kaye tiwone ziwili zitatu.
Choyamba, vaccine imatenga nthawi kuti ikaphikidwe bwino, izi ango kazinga. Fast food always is bad for your health.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
6 months ago
Reply to  Peace

When did you ever come up with a vaccine yourself? What qualifies you to come up with timelines?
Did you know it used to take longer to travel between countries than it is now? Did you know it used to take longer to design and build planes/cars etc than it is now? Ever heard of advances in technology and scientific studies/breakthroughs?
Keep on cycling in slow lane.

Mr Truth Pains
6 months ago

All stakeholders must be involved but not u with our Mk1.7billion stealing from Malawians.
Donate something from our Mk1.7billion, why donating to China but failing to donate to fellow Malawians?
This is the time for u to walk the talk and visit these patients with a relief and encouragement not just sitting on your comfortable zone and typing your useless messages on facebook.

Learn from Stanley Onjezani Kenani, time for Facebooking is Over , now its Action and action

Joyce chief cashgater
Joyce chief cashgater
6 months ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

Za Bambo Atupele mwatidziwitsa Nanga 24billion Joyce banda cashgater? Nanga chigawenga kasambala lero amene ali mfulu pamene amzake pika komanso kumwembe akuola kundende?Nanga 17billion coronagate simutiuzapo kuti zilipati? Nanga nkhani ya Sadic mai akuti zosakhala bwanji Mr truth pains? Nanga akuti Chakwera ndi Chilima walipira ma lawyer ake 10billion zamisonkho zanthu kodi ndizoona Mr truth pains?

Mr Truth Pains
6 months ago

The Subject matter is about Atupele, so don’t worry once I see Joyce banda and those u have just mentioned then I will scrutinise them and comment on their shortfalls.

So learn not to mix things my young bro just be patriotic Malawian not kuti chifukwa ndiwakwanu or ndi Malume anu then u can tolerate his mediocrity , no ways.

Grow up, demand Accountability and transparency from these leaders

Zomwezo
6 months ago

Mbuzi iyi isandichimwitse ukatenge ndalama anaba abambo ako zija zigwire ntchito.Chibambo chako choipa mtima kumanamizira chipani cha Malawi congress kuti chinali choipa ali iyeyo oyipa ndipo bakili anali secretary general was chipani zose amasainira yekha uyu aphedwe iyeyo kusainira Ifa ya gadama udasainiraso ndiwe muluzi ifa ya matenje IFA ya sangala banja lanu lonunkha ngati kanyimbi .karonga stambuli unamupheranji kuopa kuti adzakuulula 1.7 billion matafale udamupheranji kuopa kukuwulula zisisi tsoka ilo amene unamutuma kuti aphe matafaleyo Nate anazima (chabwinja) Banja lanu silidzalamulaso dziko lamalawi ukachita chimutucho ngati mbewa ya mende

Joyce chief cashgater
Joyce chief cashgater
6 months ago
Reply to  Zomwezo

Kodi ndalama zadziko zimafikira mu personal account Mr/Mrs /MissZOMWEZO?Ndiye lero Israel itatumiza ma billions ku account ya kwangutele Chakwera inuyo ife amalawi tingati ndalamazi ndi zadziko kapena ndi za Kwangutele Chakwera? Ndiphuzitsenipo pamenepo a ZOMWEZO

Russie
Russie
6 months ago

Surely, all stakeholders must be involved. Even private hospitals can contribute immensely in the fight against this pandemic. Yet the government is not willing to take in private institutions on board in the fight.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
6 months ago

Kodi mwati chipani chanji? On vaccine, which March are you talking about? 2022?

Mpakateni
6 months ago

Inu monga simukuona kuti wa Oxfors ndiye woyenra kuno osafuna kuzizira kwambiri. Musathe nthawi ndi wa pfizer, simuzitha.

BigMan
BigMan
6 months ago

Vaccine politics, these useless politicians have no shame.

Kalulu Wadwala
Kalulu Wadwala
6 months ago

Iwe atupele mutu sugwira. Wayiwala kuti you donated ku China dziko lolemera when the things came from China. UDF is irrelevant. Chipani cha bambo ndi mwana wake. Malawians ain’t fools. You were busy abusing tax payers money ndi DPP. Who can forget that.

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