Government has praised the Arab Republic of Egypt for its continued investment in the people of Malawi.
Health Minister, Dr. Peter Kumpalume said Egypt despite not being the richest nation, they have made tremendous investment in skills development in Malawi in many sectors of the economy including health.
Speaking in Lilongwe on Thursday, when the Egyptian government handed over nine capacity building scholarships in three different health programs, Kumpalume advised the recipients to go out and gain variable knowledge that will improve health service delivery in Malawi.
He said, “You were chosen because you are what Malawi needs to move forward, there is high expectations on you on what you can do for this country. We therefore expect that you will excel in the delivery services by gaining the best knowledge in Egypt.
“Egypt is not where it is today by chance, they made a choice to invest in their people and things that are more productive for their country. The best investment for a country is in people and we hope that our children will live in a better world because of the investment Egypt is making in the people of Malawi.”
Egypt’s Ambassador to Malawi Maher El-Adawy said Malawi has shown great appreciation in the health sector cooperation which has gone beyond capacity building and also extended to donation of state of art medical equipment to Mzuzu and Zomba Central hospitals.
El-Adawy said impact is the key word as Egypt in cooperation with the government of Malawi is constantly assessing the value of the support of Egypt to Malawi in the last two years in the field of Health.
“Egypt is working to support Malawi in new trilateral arrangements involving Egypt, Japan and Malawi. Within the 25 capacity building training programs that Egypt provided in the last 2 years 4 out of 25 have been under this unique trilateral cooperation.
“The partnership between the Egyptian Agency for Partnership and Development and Japan International Cooperation Agency is a model which is working in a very good way here in Malawi, and there is a joint assessment team to measure the impact of these programs on the health services provided in Malawi,” he said.
Since 2014, many Malawians have benefited from 25 different programs in the health sector in some of Egypt’s top level medical institutions in Cairo, Alexandria and Mansoura.
Credit: All Africa