The first ever Intergraded Stroke has been opened at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre.
The opening of the facility which is the first of its kind in the history of Malawi has breathed new life to President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera’s quest of having healthier nation in line with the country’s Vision 2063.
The installation of the facility has been made possible through the joint efforts by various institutions in Liverpool and London in the United Kingdom in partnership with the Malawi government through the Ministry of Health.
The development is also in line with Chakwera’s commitment to improve health facilities and the conditions of services in the public hospitals. Similar units are expected to be instituted in all major health facilities in all the three regions.
President Lazarus Chakwera government has created a conducive environment for foreign partners to work in the country in order to help him shape his vision of building a better Malawi through the healthier citizenry.
Stroke patients in the country faces numerous challenges when accessing health services due to lack of these facilities. The commissioning of these integrated units will go a long way in addressing some of these difficulties.