Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) has appealed to stakeholders to mobilise volunteers to teach children undergoing cancer treatment as they miss out on school due to long hospital stay.
Global Hope programmes manager Mphatso Magwaya, whose organisation manages all programmes of paediatric cancer ward at KCH, said this when Lions Club of Bwaila prepared lunch for the children.
She said 500 patients go through the paediatric ward a year and face many challenges.
“For example, some children stay here for a long time and they miss classes. We would appreciate if we had volunteers to be coming to teach them here,” said Magwaya.
She thanked the Lions Club for the lunch, saying children undergoing cancer treatment need nutritious food to respond well to medication.
Meanwhile, Bwaila Lions Club has pledged support for the children cancer clinic at Baylor College of Medicine in Lilongwe.
Lion Nkhafwire Mkandawire said: “Every February 15 is International Child Cancer Day, so we started by feeding the children receiving treatment at the cancer hospital, but we will consult the hospital management for further support.”
Multiple District 412B Governor Chisomo Gunda said the Lions Club puts the welfare of people in society first and has a number of interventions.