Partners in Hope (PIH) has donated a Toyota Land Cruiser and seven motorcycles worth K90 million to the Archdiocese of Lilongwe Catholic Health Commission to ease mobility challenges in the fight against HIV and Aids.
Speaking on Monday during the handover, Archbishop of Lilongwe Archdiocese George Desmond Tambala thanked PIH for the donation, saying it will help the staff to reach out to more people.
The commission’s board chairperson Jacobs Mapemba encouraged the staff to continue working hard in helping community members.
“I am happy to see that the commission is growing big. Take care of the vehicle and the motorbikes,” he advised.
Lilongwe Catholic Health Commission has trained health promoters and data clerks to distribute HIV self-test kits and follow up clients who default anti-retroviral treatment.
The commission, with funding from President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief through USaid and technical support from PIH, is implementing a five-year Client Oriented Response for HIV Epidemic Control Programme to reduce HIV-elated deaths in Lilongwe, Kasungu, Dowa and Nkhotakota districts.