The Malawi Healthcare Support (MAHECAS) UK has donated over K7.6 million worth of assorted supplies to the Society of Medical Doctors SMD to help support Malawi’s response against the COVID – 19 global health pandemic.
The UK based group has made the donation for use by SMD members and other frontline healthcare workers at Mangochi District Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.
Speaking during a symbolic presentation of the donation in Lilongwe, SMD President Dr. Victor Mgonjetsi Mithi said the gesture is consistent with the goals on which the society was founded. “We will continue to be engaged in such activities because they feed into what we exist for,” said Mithi.
Meanwhile, Secretary for Health in the Ministry of Health Dr. Charles Mwansambo who is also SMD co-founder has lauded the two groups for the support. “As a country, we’ve been hard hit. With donations like these from well-wishers like Malawi Healthcare Support, it makes our burden bearable,” he said.
SMD also recently partnered its efforts with the Malawi UK military Community to donate over K8 million worth of PPEs to Karonga and Dedza district hospitals.
Source: MBC Malawi