Zambia: Scotland announces plan to aid Zambia’s health sector

Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Scotland has said it will send a team of medical experts to Zambia to assess the critical areas of need where the European country would render technical and financial aid to improve Zambia’s primary healthcare delivery.

Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Alex Neil disclosed this to Zambia’s Vice President Guy Scott at a bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

“We may not have all the resources but we do have exceptional expertise in the field of medicine and health sector in general and we are happy to send a team of experts to Zambia to explore the areas where we will assist. We are happy to send this team before the end of the year,” Neil said in a statement released by the Zambian mission in London Thursday.

Scott, who outlined the efforts the Zambian government is making to accelerate the improvement of healthcare delivery to the poor, explained that to improve health delivery, the ruling Patriotic Front government has spread the health mandate across three ministries including Health, Community Development and Local Government.

Meanwhile, the Vice President has urged developed countries and investors to provide the kind of investment that does not constrain access to future earnings.

Scott, who spoke at the “Sustainable Trade

24 july 2014 12:44:40

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