It was a memorable day to 184 Nurses and midwife technicians and 34 community midwives as they graduated from St. Luke’s College of Nursing and midwifery at a colour function held on 11th August, 2017.
The ceremony which was presided by the Minister of Health and Population Honourable Atupele Muluzi MP was not only graduation ceremony but rather it was a triple cerebration which included, the commemoration of 45 years of service and the launch of the college five years strategic plan and the website.
Bishop Malasa commended the school for working hard to produce these 218 promising professionals who are ready to serve. He continued by asking with the government to support Church’s effort by deploying these newly graduated nurses.
Taking his turn, the Minister thanked the Anglican Church fro being the long time partner for the government as far as provision of health services and formation of human resources for health is concerned. He then asked the Church to support his four strategic priorities in the ministry which are; Review how we are using our resources such that we learn to do more with what we already have, Reduce the levels of theft and corruption of our medical drugs, Identify ways to increasing and retaining the staff within our health system and Establish citizen engagement to improve the accessibility and oversight of healthcare services