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The family of former first lady, the late Anne Chidzira Muluzi has announced plans to construct a cancer ward at one of the central hospitals in her honour.

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This is contained in a vote of thanks message the family has placed in today’s newspapers.


In the message the family said construction of the hospital will be “to the specification and guidance from the Ministry of Health, which will be called The Anne Muluzi Cancer Ward,”


And writing on his Facebook page, Anne Muluzi’s son Atupele, himself a former Health Minister said: "Anne Muluzi Cancer Ward" is dedicated to provide a serene environment and ambience of graceful comfort and care to cancer patients in honour of the first lady.

"We understand that there are so many people in Malawi suffering from cancer and we intend to contribute to establishing an in-patient facility specifically designed to make cancer patients stay and care as comfortable as possible for the patient and loved ones".


Anne Muluzi, the first woman to hold the title of "first lady" in Malawi died of cancer at a private hospital in Kenya. She was aged 69.


She became first lady after her husband Bakili Muluzi was elected president in 1994.

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