Malawi president announces plan to boost overall care


President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika, today confirmed that his government will implement for the first time in this country a system of health insurance for public employees, among other initiatives to reform the health sector.

In a second phase of implementation, the president ahead, we anticipate the possibility of introducing clinical coverage for all citizens of Malawi. The public health sector is very important in the social and economic development of our nation, Mutharika said in a meeting with city officials, party leaders and entrepreneurs. At the newly elected head of state opinion, national health care system faces enormous challenges due to the lack of availability of essential drugs, general logistical supplies and facilities. 

A priority of my administration is to improve the social field to ensure efficient and diligent assistance services to the population, he emphasized the Executive. We will ensure that all districts in Malawi have adequate medical facilities within a reasonable distance from the Villas, and resolve shortages personnel and medicines, said the President. 

On May 31 last leader, Mutharika’s Democratic Progressive Party was declared the winner of elections in Malawi and former President Joyce Banda was third, as confirmed by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).Mutharika, 74, a law professor, former minister and brother of the former head of state Bingu wa Mutharika, won 36.4 percent of the votes cast, while Band attracted 20.2 percent, the agency said in a statement public.Some seven million people were eligible to vote to elect the President, legislators, and local government councilors on 20 May in the fifth democratic elections since the end of the decade of one-party in 1994.

According to the report of the CNC, the candidate Chakwera Lazarus, the Malawi Congress Party, came second in terms of popular support with 27.8 percent of the ballots in his favor. It was the first time the tiny landlocked African country held presidential voting , parliamentary and local on the same day.

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