Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) has donated soap and buckets to markets in Ndirande, Lunzu, Chirimba, Manje, Nkolokoti and Bangwe townships in Blantyre to help fight Covid-19 pandemic.
In an interview on Monday, Blantyre District MRCS project officer George Semele said the activity was part of the Covid-19 sensitisation programme.
He said: “We have been engaging communities on Covid-19 through door-to-door and mobile van sensitisation.
“This time, we are donating soap because we have noted that some facilities do not have soap.”
He said MRCS volunteers are deployed to township markets to sensitise people on Covid-19 pandemic by encouraging them to utilise hand washing facilities and observe other preventative measures.
Blantyre District Health Office (DHO) health promotion officer Chrissy Banda commended MRCS for the initiative, saying it is a good collaboration in fighting Covid-19.
“This is what we expect from our partners. We believe that others will emulate MRCS,” she said.
Since MRCS launched the initiative on June 20 this year, they have reached about 30 markets and they are targeting to reach all township markets in Blantyre.
MRCS is working with Blantyre DHO through health surveillance assistants who are supporting the initiative by monitoring the sensitisation programme.