Minister of Health Mr. Chitalu Chilufya, has called on the church to continue championing health promotion and disease prevention through their effective platform, by providing information, education and communication to congregants. The Minister espoused the health transformation agenda of supporting human focused developments in tandem with the national development plan.

Dr. Chilufya said this when he called on His Grace the Archbishop of Lusaka, Dr. Alick Banda, in a bid to strengthen partnerships between the Catholic Church and the Ministry of Health. The Archbishop stated that Diocese is looking to appoint a health manager to serve as liaison between the Ministry of Health and the Diocese for enhanced collaboration in the provision of health services.

Dr. Banda said the Diocese is running hospitals and hospices which require material support from the government through the Ministry of Health. Dr. Chilufya assured the Archbishop of the Ministry’s support to the health agenda by the Diocese further, pledging to provide personnel and drug supplies.