The United States (US) Ambassador to Malawi Jeanine Jackson on Thursday handed over Nansasala Under-Five Clinic to communities in Traditional Authority Mwamba, Zomba.
The clinic project has been funded through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund which was granted by the US Embassy in 2010 to Nansasala Village Development Committee.
Speaking during the ceremony, the US envoy said the fund strives to address urgent development needs at the local community level.
“The clinic seeks to provide antenatal services to communities. You saw the need for a safe and secure building that would offer children, women and other patient’s privacy when seeking primary health services,” she said.
Jackson added that the US supports Ministry of Health’s efforts in combating HIV and Aids, malaria, and tuberculosis.
The US Ambassador said her government supports programmes to improve maternal and neonatal health, family planning, child health, water, sanitation, drug procurement, and nutrition, among others.
In his remarks, deputy district health officer William Mlotha hailed the US government for the provision of the self-help initiative to the local communities in the country.