Resource constraints affect outreach clinics

SAKALA— Partnerships help us reach out to a lot of people

By Patience Lunda:

Mzimba North District Health Office has cited lack of resources as one of the factors affecting healthcare service delivery.

Mzimba North District Health Office Safe Motherhood Coordinator Kumbukani Sakala has since called for collaboration in efforts aimed at improving healthcare service provision.


He said this during the first ever Mzuzu Rotary Family Health Day, a public and private sector partnership forum for discussing issues pertaining to communicable and non-communicable diseases.

“Outreach clinics ensure that a lot of services are provided at once and partnerships help us reach out to a lot of people,” he said.

Mzuzu Rotary Club President Roziliro Tembo said access to healthcare services is a challenge which most Malawians are facing.


“That is why, through this initiative, we would like to reach out to people who are suffering from illnesses but fail to go to healthcare service facilities. Other people do not even know that they are suffering from some illnesses,” she said.

On the day, it was also revealed that the Mzuzu Rotary Family Health Day will be conducted for two days, with services such as tuberculosis, eye and cervical cancer screening on offer.

Recently, Health Minister Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda launched rotary family health days in Lilongwe and the initiative has been replicated by rotary clubs across the country.

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