The Ministry of Health has launched the Quality Management Policy which will ensure that people in the country are accessing medical services equally in all public hospitals.
Minister of Health and Population Atupele Muluzi presided over the launch which took place during the National Quality Management Conference at BICC in Lilongwe.
The theme of the day was “Quality Management: key to achieving health related sustainable development goals”.
The aim of the Quality Management Policy is to ensure that people in the country are accessing medical services equally in all public hospitals regardless of tribe and where one is coming from.
Speaking with reporters, Muluzi said the launch of the long awaited policy shows that the ministry together with other players are committed to ensuring that quality health services are being rendered to patients across the country.
The minister added that the initiative requires a lot of players such as water boards, nurses, government and non-governmental organizations to show their commitment.
He added that the policy is related to Sustainable Development Goals which emphasises that there should be improvement of quality and access of health services.
“We want to ensure that health issues are not left behind, meanwhile we have managed to reduce maternal child deaths and the statistics are showing that Malawi is recognised as a country which is putting much effort to reduce the death of mothers when giving birth,” he explained.
Muluzi however said there is a need to reduce cases of cervical cancer and teenage pregnancies which he said are on the rise.