World Vision Malawi (WVM) has donated assorted personal protective equipment and infection prevention materials worth K4 million to Ntcheu District Health Office (DHO) to support the district’s coronavirus (Covid-19) response.
The materials included hand-washing water buckets, hand sanitisers, gloves, masks, soap and chlorine.
In an interview, Ntcheu District director of health and social services Isaac Mbingwani commended the organisation for the donation.
He said the materials will be distributed to health facilities in the district.
Said Mbingwani: “We thank WVM for the timely donation. This will go a long way in assisting in the fight against the pandemic. Ntcheu, being a border district [with Mozambique] and with a population of about 681 000 people, needs more materials for its 39 health facilities.”
WVM has also supported the DHO in orienting 138 community leaders, including faith leaders from traditional authorities Ganya and Phambala.
“The organisation has also trained 135 health workers from Kasinje, Sharpevalle, Ntonda and Kapeni health centres and conducted public awareness reaching out to 17 607 people,” said Mbingwani.
In her remarks, WVM Ntcheu district programme manager Limbani Gondwe said their objective was to support the district’s pandemic response.
“We want to improve behaviour and practices on Covid-19 prevention among community members, especially the well-being of vulnerable children,” she said.