Africa: Veep Chilima, UK Minister for Africa Lauds Malawian Nurses in UK

Spurred by the sheer need to bridge the healthcare gap for Malawians both in the UK and Malawi, a group of Malawian nurses based in the Queensland have come together to help make a difference to the populace in the two countries.

Against this background, the first ever Malawian-UK Nurses Association has been launched with both the United Kingdom (UK) and the Malawi government lauding the establishment of the grouping as a right step towards the contribution of having a robust health system in the two countries.

Participating in the virtual launch on Saturday, UK’s Minister for Africa James Duddridge said the association had the full blessing of the UK government and that Westminster appreciates the role that Malawian Nurses play in the UK.

“I am delighted with this association and as a government we recognize and appreciate your significance in the health sector here in the UK as well as in your homeland Malawi,” said Duddridge.

Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima, who officially launched the Association commended the Malawi diaspora community in the UK for the initiative.

The Veep said the fact that they are Malawians in UK, it does not make them less Malawians – urging them to be involved in the development of Malawi.

“Through the Malawi Diaspora Engagement Policy, we seek to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between Capital Hill and the diaspora community.