President Dr Lazarus Chakwera says the partnership Malawi has with Lipscomb University is key to unlocking many opportunities for cooperation between Malawi and the United States of America.
Dr Chakwera said this when he visited the University in Nashville Tennessee in the United States of America where among others it has partnered with Blessings Hospital of Lumbadzi in Lilongwe in providing health care services to the people of Malawi.
During the visit, the Malawi leader met a group of students from the school of nursing at the University who intend to explore more on how best they can foster partnerships with Malawi in promoting health care services.
The President further engaged students from the college of engineering at the same campus who visited Malawi on a mission a couple of months ago to install solar electricity at Blessings Hospital as a way of easing power challenges and improving health care service delivery.
Speaking during the dinner hosted by the university, Dr Chakwera took the opportunity to foster partnerships between Malawi and the United States of America by highlighting opportunities available in Malawi that are open for cooperation with different institutions.
“We are a land full of opportunities. Recently in my village, we have just discovered the largest deposit of rutile and this presents a golden opportunity to global players and partners who may wish to invest in our country”, said the President.
The Malawi leader further appealed to the audience to multiply the efforts such as the ones being pursued by Dr Napoleon Dzombe who is the founder of Blessings Hospital if his vision of prospering together is to be realised.
Dr Chakwera had a hearty welcome
In her remarks, the President of Lipscomb University Dr Candice McQueen assured the Malawi leader that their institution stands ready to support his vision in fostering partnerships mainly by following what Dr Chakwera strives to achieve in making Malawi a better place for all.
The President was invited to the University of Lipscomb to appreciate what the partnership between Blessings Hospital in Malawi, Chikondi Health Foundation, Sara Walker Foundation and the university itself is doing in improving health care service delivery in Malawi.
Reported by Chawezi Banda, MBC Online Services.