The United Nations Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon has appointed Malawian parliamentarian and Africa Parliamentary Network Secretary General, Joseph Njobvuyalema, as a member of Leaders Forum.
Leaders Forum is a special UN committee which was specifically set by the UN Secretary General to look into drug scarcity in country’s hospitals.
“Am very happy that I have been identified as one person who could contribute on the Leaders Forum, I don’t take this for granted,” said Njovuyalema.
Speaking on arrival from a two day conference on access to drugs which took place in Johannesburg, where Njovuyalema was being briefed over his new role, the MCP legislatrure said :”We have agreed to encourage member states to start manufacturing drugs at local level than importing, secondary the meeting agreed to improve the storage of our drugs so that their quality is update.”.
Njovuyalema said the conference has agreed to encourage countries to train more pharmacists after it was revealed that lack of pharmacists is contributing a lot in poor drug management.
“We will push to for the implementations of the resolutions made at the conference on access to drugs,” said Njobvuyalema.
Recently, African Parliament on Sustainable Development Goals appointed Njobvuyalema as its Secretary General at a conference which took place at Abujah in Nigeria from 9 to 13 March, 2016.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :