World Vision Malawi (WVM) has rolled out a two-year $40.3 million (about K30 billion) malaria project that will see 10.9 million mosquito nets distributed to 3.5 million households nationwide.
Speaking in Blantyre yesterday during a meeting where district commissioners, directors of planning, council chairpersons, district health officers attended, WVM director of programmes Charles Chimombo briefed them on activities under The Global Fund Project 2018-2019.
He said: “We have received this grant after a successful 2016-17 Global Fund Grant. In the last two years, we reached 1.3 million under-five children who are now able to access health services in village clinics.”
He said the project will meet government’s and donors expectations.
“Our scope and presence in all 28 districts; our experience and capacity in implementing projects of this nature and above all our values, give us the confidence that this project will be carried out in line with the expectations of the donor, the government and people of Malawi,” said Chimombo.
In his remarks, Ministry of Health acting director of health and social services Gift Kawalazira said the mosquito nets will protect beneficiaries from malaria.
“I want to urge the recipients of this phase to use them for the intended purposes. It is sad to note that others are using nets for covering vegetable gardens and fishing,” he said.
WVM is a child-focused and community-based organisation founded on Christian values and focuses on marginalised and hard-to-reach areas. n