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Malamulo Hospital celebrates centenary

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Malamulo Hospital of the Seventh Day recently celebrated a centenary of its existence at a ceremony that was held at its premises at Makwasa in Thyolo district.

Speaking at the function, the Minister of Health, Dr Peter Kumpalume, who was the guest of honour, applauded the good work the hospital is doing in improving the people’s health and providing education in the country.

He assured the Seventh Day Adventist Church that the government would continue supporting its efforts to ensure that these are achieved.

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In his remarks, the Seventh Day Adventist Church President in Malawi, Pastor Fraxon Kuyama, thanked the government for its support towards the church’s activities.

He said as a church they would continue to spread the gospel and support the government in providing health and education services to the people of Malawi.

Speaking at the same function, the Seventh Day Adventist Southern Indian Ocean Division president Pastor Doctor Ratsara who is based in Harare, thanked the Malawi government for the freedom of worship available in the country.

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He then delivered a ceremony in which he urged Malamulo workers and all Adventists to continue serving God with passion and dedication to save souls just as Jesus did.

Among other dignitaries present at the function were delegates from the General Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, USA, MP for the area, Mary Navicha, the District Commisioner for Thyolo, T/A Kwethemule and CHAM officials.

Apart from speeches, other activities included choral singing, comedy and parade by Lumbira Adventist Youth (AY).

Malamulo Hospital, established in 1915, is a component of Malamulo Mission which also comprises a medical training school, publishing house, secondary school and primary schools.

The mission was started in 1902 by American Missionaries as a facility for healing leprosy patients before it expanded into various departments.

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