A Catholic mission Francisco Palan Hospital popularly known as Mtengowanthenga has been awarded with two shields by the Ministry of Health (MoH) following the hospital’s excellent perfomance in discharging health care services.
The official presentation of the awards-Excellence in Infection Prevention (IP) and Reproductive Health Services (RHS) took place on Wednesday and was presided over by Director of Nursing Services in the Ministry of Health Shira Bandazi.
Speaking at the function, Bandazi commended the hospital for its commitment towards the delivery of excellent health services.
“Having toured the hospital, it is clear that the hospital deserves these awards. I congratulate and commend management and staff of the hospital for this extraordinary achievement,” said Bandazi.
She however warned of complacency which she said might lead to the revocation of the awards.
The Excellence award is a recognition system coordinated by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with USAID funded Support for Service Delivery Intergration (SSDI).
Other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) helping in the implementation of SSDI are Care Malawi, Save the Children and Plan International with assistance for another international organization known as JHPIEGO.
Together, they have been supporting several health facilities including Mtengowanthenga.
Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of the hospital after receiving the awards, Monsignor Francis Sonkhani pledged continued and improved services with the hospital vision of “Healthy and holistic life for all”.