Dedza East Parliamentarian and Chairperson for Parliamentary Committee on Health Juliana Lunguzi has been selected as one of panelists for Women Deliver 2016 Conference taking place at Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, vowing to tackle issues of accountability for delivering quality services.
Lunguzi has also vowed to expound on the role of parliamentarians/government ministries in ensuring accountability for delivery of high quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services in their sectors.
“I am humbled to have been invited here again this year. It is the biggest opportunity in years, for Malawi in particular, and the world in general, to spotlight and explore solutions that support girls’ and women’s health, rights and well-being,” Lunguzi said.
“In particular, I will answer the question: “How can Parliamentarians/Parliamentary Health Committees in particular ensure that governments are accountable for delivering quality services-role in budget oversight, engaging with citizens/health system users through hearings, acting on reports of stock outs of health commodities, etc?”
Lunguzi said would share, from the Malawi and Africa perspective, the biggest “do” and the biggest “don’t” Malawians, have learned about accountability for provision of quality services.
Malawi is expected from the conference’s feedback and a set of actionable, minimum standards for accountability for service provision by different sectors.
“If Malawi adopts and implements these, our Health Sector and in the end, you and I will gain”.
The conference will run from Monday 15th May to Thursday 19th. The Women Deliver 2016 Conference is the largest meeting of girls’ and women’s advocates this decade, with more than 5,000+ global leaders, policymakers, advocates and youth from 150 countries attending.
The conference will feature speakers who are the world’s leading voices from the fields of family planning, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, economics, development, youth, advocacy and faith, including: Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark and Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Performing Artist; Founder, Princess of Africa Foundation; Goodwill Ambassador, UNICEF and Roll-Back Malaria.