Government to meet DHOs on K13b donation

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Information sourced by this publication within the ministry of health indicates that Malawi government will soon meet district health officers (DHOs) from across the country to discuss on how they can manage a K13 billion donation some bilateral partners have pledged to pump into the ministry of health.

Malawi24 understands that some international donors are willing to help ease problems the country is facing in the health sector with about K13 billion.

However, the funds will not be given through the treasury for fear of another Cashgate.

According to the source, some of the procedures required for the donation have already been fulfilled and what remains now is to brief district health officials on how they will be accessing the funds to be used in their respective hospitals across the country.

Adrian Chikumbe

Chikumbe: Confirmed the news.

Confirming the development on Friday to Malawi24, ministry of health publicist Adrian Chikumbe expressed optimism that the donation will help sort out some problems the ministry has been facing since last year.

He emphasized that the funding is enough to see some operations which were suspended in most hospitals resume. “We hope that by early next year, some problems will be eased. Issues of suspended meals and ambulance services will be a thing of the past,” said Chikumbe.

Local media reports have been carrying reports on some problems the ministry has been going through due to lack of funding.

Recently Malawi24 published an article which revealed the closure of Kande health centre in Nkhatabay while other related reports indicated that health centres in Rumphi were in shambles due to the same problem.

It was also reported that government was failing to employ new medics because it had nowhere to source funding for their monthly salaries.

Meanwhile, some Malawians are expecting donors to lend a hand in the education and agriculture sectors which are as well reportedly facing various problems.

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41 Comments

  1. Mmmm comment resarve tingopempha God kt malawi adziwe yesu zonse izi zidzatha. Anthu mzipatala asiya kufa ndi matenda kma njala coz no food in hosp.ambuye tisanjikeni dzanja lanu kt ife ana anu tisiye ukambembere ngati umeneu.

  2. Government should start producing food for hospitals through prisons. Prisons should open farms for crops and livestock. Prisons should be turned into production centres because there are capable people inside there. Farmers, carpenters, builders etc. Such products must be costed and purchased at reasonable price by government, private institutions etc. Part of the funds should be kept for individual prisoners who contribute to production. They should receive part of the funds upon their release to enable them engage into productive work and contribute to the national economy. Or else prisoners should advise whether they want to support their families the time they are serving their jail term. This is the way I find our hospitals getting supported with food supplies. The you…

  3. Government should start producing good for hospitals through prisons. Prisons should open farms for crops and livestock. Prisons should be turned into production centres because there capable people inside there. Farmers, carpenters, builders etc. Such products must be costed and purchased at reasonable price by government, private institutions etc. Part of the funds should be kept for individual prisoners who contributed. They should receive upon their release to enable them engage into productive works and contribute to the national economy. Or.prisoners should advise whether they want to support their families.This is the way I find our hospitals greeting supported with good supplies. The you…

  4. Ithink some of us are really too.stupid..U mean 13billion kwacha can just be disbursed without around table discussion??.Enanu mumakanika kusiya k200 pakhomo koma zonena mbwee ma conditions thoooo….It just shows u dont know hw gvt operates…Shame indeed….Viva billateral donors…

  5. Ithink some of us are really too.stupid..U mean 13billion kwacha can just be disbursed without around table discussion??.Enanu mumakanika kusiya k200 pakhomo koma zonena mbwee ma conditions thoooo….It just shows u dont know hw gvt operates…Shame indeed….Viva billateral donors…

  6. MABWANA AKU MALAWI NONSE MUNANGOZOLOWERA KUBA ZILI MMAGAZI ANU YOU DONT FEEL SORRY FOR THE POOR THATS BAD THEN YOU MUST SAY YOU NEED AID BECAUSE YOU WANT TO STEAL SOME OF THAT MONEY OF AID WHAT A SHAME CASHGATE AFTER ANOTHER.

  7. Osagowapasa ndalamazo bwanji, they know their needs and they have a budget, mufuna muononge ma 7 nights each DHO, driver wake plus Fuel. Choncho ma donors azaperekanso.

  8. Ndibwino ngati mulibe choyankhula chabwino musapange comment unlike nonses comments. Malawians open your eyes, always criticising why?

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