On Tuesday 19th July 2016, National Initiative for Civil Education Trust (Nice) and Parent and Child Health Initiative (Pachi) gone through a significant agreement on signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will aid Pachi to spread its research built information especially on maternal, neonatal health.
Pachi is also anticipating to donate some computers with internet to Nice for use by public in access of information.
“In recognition of the mutual benefits to be derived from interaction between the two institutions, Pachi and Nice agree to establish a long term partnership in the provision of information, civic education and awareness on social accountability and Maternal, Neonatal Health (MNH) through community dialogue, interface meetings and other approaches,” recites the MoU which was signed in Lilongwe.
It adds: “Through this partnership, Pachi and Nice will aim at empowering local communities In Malawi to promote social accountability, MNH issues, the democratic, good governance and the decentralization processes. This partnership will take effect from the date of signature.”
Pachi’s Chief Executive Officer, Charles Makwenda, said it is high time organisations started partnering especially when they have common agenda.
He said Pachi would benefit from Nice through the use of its structures to reach many Malawians with information that they need about their health rights.
Nice executive director, Ollen Mwalubunju, said the two organisations have partnered to add value to their programmes which aim at contributing to the wellbeing of the country through evidence based research.
“The partnership will impact people’s lives especially mothers and children through use of information that will be generated from Pachi and through Nice outlets,” said Mwalubunju.