Light House Foundation (LHF), a Korean non-governmental organisation, has handed to Blantyre District Health Office a clinic it constructed in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chigalu.
Speaking during the handover on Saturday, LHF executive secretary Choo Il said the establishment of the clinic was part of their nine-year initiative to eradicate malaria.
She said the programme was funded by Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) in December this year.
“We have achieved our goal of reducing by more than 40 percent of new malaria cases. I hope government will continue to support people by providing enough medicine to the clinic,” said Choo.
Blantyre District Council director of health and social services Gift Kawalazira commended the foundation for the gesture, saying health facilities now increased to 30.
“The clinic will serve a population of about 24 000 people in 62 villages. The nearest health facility is at Mdeka Trading Centre which is about seven kilometres,” he said. Kawalazira urged the community to take care of the facility and allocate more land, saying the council will need to add a maternity wing and build staff houses.