The NGO Board of Malawi CEO, Voice Mhone hailed Partners in Health/ Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU), an international Non-Governmental Organization working on health for the positive impact it is making in the lives of Malawians through infrastructural development and quality health service delivery in Neno District. The work of PIH got the attention of the Board through the report it submitted about its achievements followed by monitoring by the Board’s Monitoring Directorate.
“As a regulator, we get to know what the NGOs do through monitoring as well as the reports they submit to us. The report we got from PIH’s achievements was very impressive but what we saw with our own eyes on the ground when we went for monitoring is much more than we ever imagined.”
Mhone said this when he accompanied Honorable Kaliati, the Minister of Gender Community Development and Social Welfare to also witness for herself, how Partners in Health has completely transformed the lives of people in Neno district.
“I have seen for myself and everybody can attest to the positive contribution PIH has made in uplifting healthy lives of Malawians in Neno District.” Said Honorable Kaliati when she toured Neno District Hospital constructed by PIH. The Honorable Minister said she was pleased that the construction of the magnificent Neno District also aligns with District Development Plans.
“It is the expectation of the government of Malawi that NGOs implementing various interventions across the country compliment government’s efforts by aligning their interventions with District Development Plan. This is what PIH did and is very important for ensuring sustainability of development work as well as making positive and lasting impact in the lives of Malawians”.
According to Dr. Luckson Dullie, PIH’s Country Director, the organization has reached out to many Malawians through its infrastructure program.
Partners in Health was founded in 1987 with the belief that health care is a human right. The organization’s mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Over the years, PIH has supported 6500 clients, disbursed MK130 million in cash and food support, built more than 140 houses, made more than 250 homes safe for renovation, supported 270 students at secondary and university levels and it is also running job training programs and economic development among other things.