Minister of Health Peter Kumpalume has said Results-Based Financing for Maternal and Newborn Health (RBF4MNH) initiative has greatly improved delivery of quality maternal health services in the country.
Speaking during dissemination of results marking completion of Cycle 12 RBF4MNH awards in Lilongwe, Kumpalume could not hide his excitement on successes the programme has achieved.
“As minister, I am proud because of the quality services RBF4MNH provides. We must make sure RBF4MNH programmes are always of high standards and quality to please and satisfy the donors,” he said.
Kumpalume also extended his gratitude to nurses and doctors for working tirelessly despite facing several challenges.
Paramount Chief Gomani V, who is also RBF4MNH advocacy chairperson, concurred with Kumpalume saying the rewards have brought prestige in the health sector particularly on issues to do with maternal health.
“RBF4MNH programmes are helping a lot in our areas. By reaching Cycle 12 it means we have come a long way. A lot of people have benefited and are still benefiting and I therefore encourage RBF4MNH team and all stakeholders to continue the good fight,” Gomani said.
Over K1.7 billion was pumped into various RBF4MNH projects in 2016 and during the results dissemination Balaka District scooped position one with Kapiri Health Centre emerging the best health facility while Mua, Bwanje and Nsipe came second, third and fourth respectively. n