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Malawi Planning On Tracking Accreditation Of Health Care Workers

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An institution is expected to be established in Malawi to track the accreditation of all health care workers.

The public has been expressing concern with the poor health care delivery in the country, particularly in public hospitals.

In most of these hospitals, people wait for hours before being assisted and are in some cases, forced to buy drugs from pharmacies.

Speaking to Capital FM, Douglas Lungu who is President of the Society of Medical Doctors in Malawi (SMD) disclosed that the institution will help lessen the challenges that arise between practitioners and patients in hospitals.

Meanwhile, the 7th annual Medical and Scientific Conference that seeks to improve health care delivery in public hospitals is under way in Mangochi.

The conference has brought together doctors from across the country and sub-Saharan Africa.

The Society of Medical Doctors was established with the aim of providing a vehicle through which doctors can support the government and other players in their efforts to improve the delivery of health care in Malawi.  

In the country, the model of health care delivery it is assumed that the medical doctors will provide leadership in the provision of quality care and thereby ensure the credibility of medical care in Malawi.

So far the efforts by the medical doctors have been commendable, but could have more impact if they had a collective voice.

The SMD is there to provide a voice for doctors and facilitate their participation in and create an interface with government, the public and the health profession.


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