Global Hope Mobilisation and Media in Education Trust Africa has handed over a modern theatre to Kamuzu Central Hospital’s Covid-19 isolation centre.
The facility is furnished with equipment installed in line with the hospital’s specifications for effective delivery of services.
Speaking on Friday during the handover, Global Hope Mobilisation executive director Caleb Thole said they want to enhance preparedness, response and prevention of the Covi-19 pandemic in the country.
He said: “We handed over the centre in response to President Lazarus Chakwera’s call for support.
“The theatre will enhance specialised Covid-19 treatment.”
On his part, Media in Education Trust Africa country manager Croxly Nkhoma said they are targeting 76 000 beneficiaries from high-risk areas such as schools, markets, borders, bus terminals and places of worship with personal protective equipment (PPE).
In his remarks, KCH head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology departments Priscilla Mwanza said the theatre will also be used for pregnant women and children.
“The theatre has come at the right time as previously, we used general theatres within KCH which was challenging because Covid-19 is infectious,” she said.
The organisations also donated PPE such as face masks, face shields, gloves and medical beds and beddings, tents as well as laboratory equipment.
The organisations are implementing a Covid-19 Emergency Response Project in four countries, namely, Lesotho, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.