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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zoona
zoona
5 years ago

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

Mtukwa S.C .Gwaza
Mtukwa S.C .Gwaza
5 years ago

Bola asadyenso aja amatengawa.

Satellite
Satellite
5 years ago

Great one

Namalira
Namalira
5 years ago

Gertrude akatengekonso.

me
me
5 years ago

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

Kharupa
Kharupa
5 years ago

Efforts of JB?

Abdul
Abdul
5 years ago

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.

brutsha
brutsha
5 years ago

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

Patriot
Patriot
5 years ago

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.

Trevor manyi
Trevor manyi
5 years ago

More money to be stolen kkkkkkkkkk!

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