Golden Age Foundation (GAF), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has presented K2 million worth of food and non-food items to cancer patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre.
The items included groceries, flour, clothes and vegetable supplements.
Speaking during the donation on Wednesday, GAF executive director Gonjetso Kalumbu observed that cancer patients need material, spiritual and psychological support; hence, the organisation’s quest to cheer them with assorted items.
He called on well-wishers and other companies to reach out to the needy with assistance in various forms.
Speaking on behalf of the matron of the cancer ward, the hospital’s data officer Bright Phiri thanked the NGO for the support, saying the items would go a long way in supporting the patients.
He said: “Cancer patients need support which cannot be provided by government alone. For instance, in this ward, we have patients who are suffering from different types of cancers and some of them are hopeless.
“Such patients need spiritual and emotional support from people of goodwill for quick recovery. Besides, they also need food and non-food stuffs for survival.”
GAF also plans to carry out a series of outreach programmes such as donations and awareness campaigns on health and sanitation targeting the elderly nationwide.
This is the third time the organisation, with support from Dapp Malawi, Goal Malawi, Small World, La Carvena and Kids World, has supported QECH.