World Vision Malawi (WVM) yesterday lived up to its commitment to promote child health and uplift lives of the poor by donating hospital equipment to Nation Publications Limited’s (NPL) Mother’s Fun Run initiative.
WVM communications manager Wezi Banda said being a child-focused organisation, it realises that lack of medical equipment in hospitals is one of the factors undermining maternal, new-born and child health.
Said Banda: “The organisation believes that challenges relating to maternal child health cannot be handled alone; hence partnering with NPL. [Thus], we acknowledge efforts by NPL to mobilise resources in support of safe motherhood by taking care of the wellbeing of expectant mothers and their unborn children through the provision of maternal and neonatal healthcare equipment.”
He said that the 2017 support to NPL Mother’s Fun Run is part of the World Vision Child Health Now (CHN) project, which seeks to promote maternal, new-born and child health.
NPL marketing manager Albert Banda thanked the organisation for the support.
“This is not the first time that World Vision is making such a donation. You may recall that last year we were in Mzimba where we donated to 26 health centres,” he said.
Banda disclosed that NPL is this year looking forward to raising K150 million to enable it procure various equipment to ease challenges Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital and other health facilities under Blantyre District Health Office (DHO) face in providing quality healthcare services. n