United States Peace Corps has sworn in seven nurses and doctors as volunteers who are expected to render their skills and expertise in the country’s nursing and medical schools as well as in teaching hospitals.
The seven volunteers will be working under the Global Health Services Partnership Programme (GHSP).
Speaking at the swearing in ceremony in Lilongwe yesterday, United States Ambassador Virginia Palmer said Malawi was the largest beneficiary of volunteers under the GHSP.
“Malawi gives the nurses and doctors a very warm welcome and so we love having the programme here,” she said.
Ministry of Health chief of health services Dr. Charles Mwansambo expressed excitement at the coming of the volunteers whom he says will transfer their skills to Malawian counterparts.
“Most of the volunteers come to Malawi with a wide experience so we have higher expectation for them to help transfer their skills to the local doctors and nurses and help with patient care in our facilities,” he said.
He also urged the volunteers to assist the new generation of medical doctors and nurses to acquire new skills, new attitudes and new knowledge.
GHSP started in 2013 and the programme has since brought about 36 medical doctors and nurses to Malawi. n