By JULIUS PHIRI –
THE Swedish government has given the Ministry of Health in Eastern Province US$3.1 million for the saving mothers, giving life programme.
Provincial medical officer Abel Kabalo said at Provincial Development Coordinating Committee (PDCC) meeting held in Chipata that the SIDA project which began in August this year would be implemented in Petauke, Sinda, Mambwe and Vubwi districts respectively.
Dr Kabalo said in a statement by his assistant Jairos Mulambya that the programme which the Swedish government has funded would last for a year.
He said the project would supplement Government efforts in human resource, transport, medical supplies, water and sanitation and power supply to health institutions in the named districts.
“We have sourced funds amounting to US$ 3,100,000 for saving mothers giving life programme from Swedish government. The SIDA project is being implemented in Petauke, Sinda, Mambwe and Vubwi Districts.
“The project started in August 2014 and it would last for one year,” Dr Kabalo said.
He said his office also received K4,400,000 from European Union for infrastructure development to three training institutions namely Mwami School of Nursing, Chipata and St Francis Schools of Nursing and Midwifery and that works were ongoing.