Friday, 22 June 2012

American gov't pledges $360million to health for 2012

Barely A Few Days After The Global Fund Announced Its Resumption Of Funding To The Health Sector With An Initial Fund Of About $100 Million For Hiv, Tuberculosis And Malaria Fight, The American Government Has Also Come On Board To Help The Health Sector With Support Worth 360 Million Dollars For The Year 2012.

Speaking At The Launch Of The Zambia Management And Leadership Academy, United States Agency For International Development (Usaid) Deputy Health Team Leader Dr Jorge Velasco Also Disclosed That His Government And Merck Will Invest 4 Million Dollars In The Zambia Management And Leadership Academy.
Dr Velasco Says His Government Understands That Skilled And Knowledgeable Workers Are The Foundation Of Good Health Care And By Empowering Health Care Managers, The Usaid-Supported Zambia Management And Leadership Academy Will Improve Health And Ultimately Save Lives.
He Disclosed That The Management And Leadership Academy Is Currently Training Over 360 Health Care Managers And Will Train Approximately 900 Health Managers By 2014.
Dr Velasco Says The Management And Leadership Academy Will Equip Workers With The Knowledge And Skills To Lead And Transform Health Care Delivery In Zambia.
And Speaking At The Same Launch Of The Zambia Management Academy Last Night,  Ministry Of Health Acting Permanent Secretary Dr Christopher Simoonga Noted That Zambia Is Under Significant Pressure To Improve Health And Accelerate The Attainment Of The Mdg’s By 2015.
Dr Simoonga Further Pointed Out That Only Effective Leaders Can Adequately Respond To The Many Health Challenges Zambia Faces Today Adding That His Ministry Embraces Zambia Management Academy’s Agenda As It Will Produce Effective, Inspired Health Care Managers.
And Student Of The Zambia Management Academy, Chief Kanongesha Of The Lunda People In North Western Province Said The Initiative To Engage Local Communities To Identify And Participate In Solving Health Problems Will Help In Delivering Quality Health Services.
And Youth Vision Zambia Executive Director Amos Mwale Has Welcomed The Initiative By Stating That This Will Help Improve Health Care Provision In A Professional Manner.

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