Pamudzi Pathu Initiative has donated assorted drugs worth K40 million to Salima District Health Office (DHO) to enhance service delivery.
The drugs include Vitamin A supplements for children, Vitamin A supplements for pregnant women and albendazole for children and pregnant women.
Speaking in an interview on Monday, the organisation’s project lead person Innocent Kachingwe said they noticed that there was shortage of nutritional supplements at the DHO; hence, the donation.
He said: “We lobbied for support from our partners in the United States of America.
“The K40 million worth of drugs is a first consignment and we expect more supplies.”
Kachingwe also said they will donate the drugs to other districts to improve the nutrition status and well-being of women and children.
In his remarks, Salima District Hospital chief medical officer George Kasondo said the donation will help improve health service delivery in the district.
“For the past two months, we have had challenges with the supply of medical drugs,” he said.
Salima District Hospital nutrition coordinator Kingsley Chizeze said the donation will address nutrition challenges among under-five children.
Pamudzi Pathu Initiative is a non-governmental organisation which seeks to advance community development by fighting socio-economic challenges that perpetuate poverty in the rural areas.