The Lilongwe District Health Office (DHO) has made a plea to all stakeholders who would like to donate to the health sector to seek guidance from health officials before donating.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the LL DHO, Richard Mvula, made the call as the office continues to seek support in the cholera fight.
"Yes we need help but ask what we need so that you purchase appropriate medical items," - said Mvula.
Mvula commended the two subsidiaries of the National Bank of Malawi, NB Capital and Pension for making consultations before donating.
According to Mvula the medical items are worth K3 million and have been donated to Bwaila Hospital to fight cholera in the district.
As of Thursday Lilongwe had registered 59 cholera cases
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has received a K30 million donation from Standard Bank of Malawi to help curb the spread of cholera.
Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda applauded the bank for the support and asked other stakeholders to emulate the gesture as government cannot do it all alone.
In his remarks, Chief Executive Officer for Standard Bank, Phillip Madinga, pledged to render support to all sectors in need of help as it is part of the bank's obligation.
Cyclone Freddy destroyed sanitary facilities in the affected areas a factor that can aggravate the contraction of cholera in the region.
Former UDF president Rt. Hon. Atupele Muluzi visited the people who are affected by Cyclone Freddy in Bangwe Township earlier today.
Hon. Muluzi who was warmly welcomed by Ward Councilor Isaac Osman was accompanied by his dear wife Madam Angela Muluzi.
Speaking to the victims, Hon. Muluzi who is viewed by many Malawians as their next president said he was deeply shocked by the suffering the people are going through, adding he will do as much as he can to help those that are affected.
"My wife and I are saddened to witness the pain you are going through.I promise that I will do everything possible to help you and others". He said
The youthful and visionary leader did not only console the people with words but as well as loads of essentials such as; Warm clothing, Cooking oil, M...
Bliss GVS, a pharmaceutical company in India has donated medical supplies worth over K15 million to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre.
Speaking when presenting the donation through its local distributor, Pharmavet Limited, Medical Representative for Bliss GVS in Malawi Andrew Banda said the donation is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.
"The company is not only into profit making but also serving the needs of the public," Banda said.
In his remarks when receiving the medical supplies, Hospital Director for QECH, Samson Mdolo, commended the organisation for the donation saying the drugs will serve patients at the referral hospital.
Mdolo has since called on other companies and organisations to follow suit. Some of the medical supplies donat...
Lilongwe Suin Foundation (LSF) has opened a new hospital in Area 3 of the capital city that will help patients seeking special treatment outside the country.
Manzoor Bheda, Chairperson for the LSF Board Of Trustees said the hospital is open to all regardless of status.
Bheda said LSF seeks to complement the government's efforts in the provision of quality health services to the citizenry.
"Currently, the hospital is open but we are waiting for special medical equipment to be installed so we run all departments to their full capacities," said Bheda.
According to Aamir Patel the Chairperson of the LSF Executive Board, the construction of the hospital commenced in 2017 to help the less privileged access quality health services.
Pacific Limited saves Malawians trillions of hours spent in search of portable water, says Veronica Mwale
In a bid to make access to portable water easy in Malawi, Pacific Limited has already rehabilitated over one million boreholes non functional country wide,
Mean time Pacific borehole rehabilitation team has already rehabilitated 30 boreholes out of 80 non-functional boreholes in Balaka West Constituency.
In an interview with one of the residents in Balaka West Constituency, Veronica Mwale hailed Pacific Limited for the borehole rehabilitation project dubbing it as a life saving initiative.
Mwale said "For the past years we have faced several challenges to access portable water. We had to spend more hours travelling long distances in search of water and most of the people ...
Ministry of Water and Sanitation has challenged district councils to continue enhancing interventions to control the spread of cholera.
Minister responsible, Abida Mia, was speaking in Dedza during the interface meeting with councils, sector heads, and traditional leaders, on the cholera situation and interventions the district is doing to control the spread of the cholera outbreak.
She said the ministry has gone full throttle with development partners to support initiatives of councils to contain the outbreak.
"We are undertaking several interventions to contain the outbreak such as procurement of chlorine for water purification pot to pot chlorination, repairing non-functional boreholes in all hotspot areas, water quality monitoring and testing in hot spots areas including Dedz...
Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and Cholera led by Minister of Health Khumbize Chiponda is briefing the nation on Tithetse Cholera Campaign.
Other ministers present include that of Water and Sanitation, Abida Mia and Justice, Titus Mvalo and other stakeholders who are on a drive to end the cholera outbreak.
Chiponda says so far the country has registered a decrease in deaths of cholera patients whose fatality rate is now at 3.2 percent.
The campaign seeks to reach out to all 49,000 villages across the country so that the fight against cholera should be meaningful and councils are to be re-energised to ensure messages of prevention are well articulated in the communities.
The Health Minister says Chlorine and ORS distribution will be enhanced in the campaign. She has disclos...
By Brighton Tchongwe
ActionAid Malawi has urged the Malawi government to take the escalating cholera situation in the country as a wake-up call to discard public sector austerity measures and start investing more resources in water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) and other gender-responsive services.
The charity’s call comes after Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera last week launched the “Tithetse Cholera m’Malawi campaign” at Mgona in Lilongwe.
The Malawi leader also conceded in his State of Nation Address last Friday that the cholera crisis is as a result of “collective neglect.”
While welcoming the appeal for support, ActionAid Malawi says the cholera crisis is a clear manifestation of the country’s limited investment in Health and WASH sectors, a development that slows down ...
Press Trust has handed over a maternity wing at Malembo Health Centre in Lilongwe district which has been constructed at a cost of K160 million.
One of the board of trustees Audrey Mwala said infrastructure development is part of K10 billion which they have set aside to improve infrastructure in the health sector.
Mwala has urged community members to guard against theft and vandalism and ensure that it provides care and support to the next generation.
Secretary for Health Charles Mwamsambo has hailed Press Trust for its continued support toward the health sector as it strives to improve domestic financing for various interventions.
Malembo Health centre supports a population of 28, 000 people.