Bishop McKenzie High School student Kudakwashe Munyika last Tuesday donated cancer drugs worth K500 000 (about $730) to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe.
Munyika raised the funds in February after organising a fashion show through Think Pink, which raises funds for cancer interventions. She said her father died of colon cancer in June last year.
“I decided to partner an organisation that advocates for cancer treatment and early diagnosis, that was when I came in contact with Think Pink through which I have made the donation,” said Munyika.
According to Think Pink representative Zilanie Gondwe, the movement started two years ago with the aim of advocating for cancer treatment and early diagnosis, and was pleased to partner Munyika.
Gondwe further said the donated drugs are enough to treat 100 patients.
Upon receiving the chemotherapy drugs, KCH hospital director Jonathan Ngoma said there is growing demand of drugs and other essentials for cancer treatment at the hospital which gets patients from as far as Chitipa District in the North
Ngoma said, currently, the hospital has about 1 300 cancer patients. n