A delegation from the Saudi Development Fund, led by Director of Operations for East and South Africa, Azzam Al-Barraq, today participated in the opening ceremony of the Palompi Regional Hospital project in the Republic of Malawi under the patronage of President Lazarus Chakwera Republic of Malawi, where the Fund contributed to the financing by providing a loan in the amount of $ 12 million. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Health of Malawi Kumbis Kanudu Chibunda and a number of high-ranking officials.
The project, launched in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Malawi, aims to provide 250 medical beds and provide medical care to more than 330,000 people in villages and rural areas of Palombi Province in the south of the country. The project will also help reduce morbidity and reduce mortality among children. Contribute to the development of the health sector in Malawi.
On this occasion, the Minister of Health of Malawi expressed her sincere gratitude and appreciation for the efforts of the Government of the Kingdom, through the Saudi Development Fund, to support the health sector in the country, emphasizing that this hospital, worth about US$ 26 million, will make a significant contribution to strengthening the health sector in Malawi through high-quality medical services that it will provide to residents of the southern region of the country.
In turn, Al-Barrak noted that the Fund is aware of the importance of improving health systems in countries and reflecting it in achieving sustainable development goals, and from this point of view, it has become a contribution to the funding of this important hospital in cooperation with the Ministry of Health in the Republic of Malawi, which is aimed at support and development of the health sector in Malawi, and this reflects We believe in the importance of developing the health sector, which is a cornerstone in the development of developing countries, and in meeting the basic needs of societies.”
It is noteworthy that the Saudi Development Fund started its activity in the Republic of Malawi in 2009, during which it provided 3 development loans to contribute to 3 projects in the fields of transport, education and health, the total amount of which is estimated at about 36 US dollars. million