Newly elected Medical Association of Africa (MAA) Deputy chairperson Professor John Chisi has expressed optimism that Malawi health delivery system will improve following the body’s platform to fight against ‘bogus doctors.’
Speaking to Malawi24 Chisi said the country will benefit since it will participate fully in significance policies aimed at eradicating bogus doctors cross Africa.
He further disclosed that the Association will set mechanisms that will deal with bogus doctor.
Stated Chisi, “Being bogus is criminal and criminality is normal because its part and parcel of the system. As a regulatory body we are going to have letters of good standing for doctors have crossed the borders. If a doctor has moved from one country to the other, that person will be verified by the health body from his country. This means the body policies will provide a platform of verification and if that doctors qualification documents are authentic.”
He added that the association will oversee new trends in the health system, harmonize how doctors work and monitor the progress of medical training institutions in the country.
These include review of crosscutting issues which include in health and profession monitoring.
“When policies are being made which are beneficial to Africa, example World Health Organization (WHO) Malawi will take part knowing that they are chairing as deputy in this association. The work of the body is to look on the issues that are crosscutting at the moment, nutrients happening in health and profession to monitor and evaluate health institutions and progress of doctors,” cited Chisi.
Professor Chisi was elected Deputy Chairperson during the association’s biannual conference in Mombasa Kenya in August this year.