As Cholera continue taking out precious lives in Malawi, Matours Coach on Friday donated various equipment such as ORS and other materials to Kawale Health Centre as one way of easing challenges which Government is facing.
As of 6 January, 2023, the Country reported a total of 471 new cases 13 deaths. New cases have been reported in Blantyre (18), Mangochi (75) Lilongwe (71), Balaka (41), Salima (05) Machinga (33) Dedza (25) Dowa (19) Zomba (14) Mulanje (01) Ntcheu (9) Chiradzulu , Neno , Phalombe with Case Fatality Rate 3.35%.
While handing over the equipment as one way of enhancing Social Corporate Responsibility (SCR) Matours Coache SCR Associate, Bright Kampaundi said the company decided to donate medical supplies worthy MK1.5 million including quantity IV fluids, IV Cannula, Choline and among others items as one way of implementing Government effort on the same.
Speaking after handover the items to the health facility, Kampaundi said as business entity they thought it wise to help health facility to contain Cholera outbreak.
Kampaundi expects the donated medical supplies to meet the health facility’s needs.He therefore appealed to other companies to come in serving lives from Cholera outbreak.
Kawale Health Centre In-charge Andrew Mphongoro commended the company for the timely donation saying will contain the outbreak.
Mphongoro disclosed that though Cholera cases are on rise in the catchment area with seven, no death has been reported.
He therefore called upon communities to come for Cholera vaccines while encouraging communities to practice proper sanitation and hygiene. Kawale Health Centre covers over 324,000 people. Since March, 2022 Cholera has since claimed over 595 lives in Malawi.