For the first time, Malawi now has a state of the art medical laboratory for testing and sequencing samples of communicable and non communicable diseases.
The Blantyre to Blantyre Research laboratory located at the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHES) has been instituted with support from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.
This comes as relief for patients who had been spending lots of money and waiting for test results from South Africa or India for samples of Cancer, liver and kidney conditions.
Speaking during the official opening of the multi-billion kwacha facility on Monday, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow Anton Muscatelli said Malawians should be proud to have such a unique facility that will solve numerous health research challenges.
Muscatelli also indicated that the facility will help KUHES students to have in-depth knowledge of various health research.
According to KUHES Vice Chancellor McPherson Mallewa, Malawians will no longer have to struggle seeking for Forex to send samples abroad, as the facility offers all the necessary services, including sequencing Covid 19 samples.
Mallewa assured the public that they will be able to access lab services at an affordable fee, just to sustain operations of the facility.
He further said the facility is open to members of various medical schemes.