Malawi Health Equity Network-MHEN has described this year’s 54 years of independence celebrations as a mixed bag of achievements and weaknesses for the country’s health sector.
Speaking to YFM, MHEN Executive Director George Jobe said Malawi has made tremendous improvement in health infrastructures, modern equipment and training of health personnel.
“In 50 years plus Malawi has witnessed an increase in number of health workers, modern equipment and the construction of institution of academic in nature for instance Kamuzu College of Nursing and College of Medicine,” Jobe said.
He added that within 54 years of independence many health bodies have come to existence for instance National AIDS Commission, department of nutrition and health programs like malaria and tuberculosis aiming at improving health in the country.
However, Jobe lamented the growing plundering of resources and drug theft in the health sector.
He further advised families in the country to bear children responsibly saying even though the country can have sufficient resources still we can have problems due to high population.