As the United States Peace Corps celebrates its 50th anniversary in Malawi this year it has announced a new programme that will see12 medical doctors and nurses coming to Malawi to work in the country’s colleges as well to provide care in the general hospitals.
According to press release from presidential press secretary, Steven Nhlane at State House in Lilongwe said the medical doctors and nurses to work at the Malawi College of Medicine, the Kamuzu College of Nursing, and nursing colleges in Mzuzu are highly skilled professionals who include specialists in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Psychiatry.
Acting Peace Corps Director, Carrie Hessler-Radelet said the doctors and nurses are expected to arrive in the country in July. Malawi will be one of only three countries in the world to benefit from this brand new program.
The New doctors and nurses will add to the more than 150 Peace Corps Volunteers already serving in Malawi.
Commenting on the development, President Banda said: “I was also advised that Peace Corps will provide more than 20 additional teachers for maths, biology, physical sciences and English in our Community Day Secondary Schools.
”I am proud of this new Peace Corps program of doctors and nurses and teachers. It is a positive reflection on our Government and the people of Malawi and is evidence of a growing partnership with the US Peace Corps,” the statement said quoting the Malawi leader.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :