President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA says his Administration is ready to explore more areas of cooperation with global partners in improving the country’s health system.
President HICHILEMA says health is a basic human right which every citizen should have access to.
The President said this when he met a delegation from Rotary International at State House yesterday led by its President JENNIFER JONES.
President HICHILEMA expressed gratitude to Rotary International for partnering with Government in carrying out projects in the health sector in areas such as fighting polio and Covid 19.
He informed the delegation that his Administration wants to see every clinic have a maternity wing and asked the Rotary International to explore ways of partnering with Government in that area.
President HICHILEMA also asked the Rotary International to work together with Government in championing the fight against cholera.
And Ms. JONES said her organization is taking a new approach to work with its partners in ensuring that enough front-line workers are in communities so that all families have access to health care.
She commended President HICHILEMA for his stance on transparency and accountability in governing the country.
Meanwhile, Rotary International Zone 22 Director PATRICK CHISANGA said the Organisation inconjunction with the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation is focusing on the fight against malaria.