Malawi’s health system performance expects to improve following a boost of K1.4 billion from the German government.
The joint financial agreement with the Malawi government is under the Health sector strategic plan.
In a statement, German Ambassador to Malawi Peter Voets, says the funds will also help in reducing health risk factors and improving equity and efficiency in the delivery of health services through newly introduced provisions and ensure value for money in health service delivery so as to maximize the benefits for the country’s citizens.
Voets underlined the substantial contribution as a continued demonstration of Germany’s commitment to helping Malawi and a signal of how encouraged his government is with the Joyce Banda administration.
The Joint Financing Arrangement is the basis for development partners’ contributions to the Health Sector Pool Fund.
Apart from Germany, the Flanders International cooperation Agency, Norway, the United Kingdom, UNICEF and UNFPA promote health service delivery in Malawi through the pool fund.