Women across the country will benefit from donations the Chatinkha Maternity Care (CHAMACA) has received from CFAO Malawi, Plascon Paints and Nali Limited.
The donations have come in following calls CHAMACA made to the corporate world to assist the maternity care wing which is based at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in the fight against cervical cancer, one of the most common cancers affecting women in the reproductive age group.
The K30 million vehicle from CFAO will ease mobility challenges for CHAMACA and women who stay in typical rural areas will have access to cervical cancer screening.
In an interview with YONECO FM online CFAO Malawi Chief Executive Officer Ian Howden said the fight against cancer has to be addressed, women in the rural areas are suffering and not getting the help they deserve.
“This is our way of giving back to the community there are thousands of women in Malawi that require this kind of help and we would like to get out there and assist as well as we can.”
Kansai Plascon paints on the other hand responded to CHAMACA’s call by donating paint worth 1.4 million Kwacha and this will give the maternity care wing a new look.
General Manager for the company Yotamu Katumbi told this website that their company is socially responsible and appreciates how communities support their business hence the donation.
Nali limited has also supported the maternity care wing with over 100 liters of vinegar which will be used in cervical cancer screening.
Deputy head of obstetrics and gynecology department at QECH Dr Martha Masamba said the donation is timely and will help them screen more women thereby reducing the number of women who are sent back due to lack of screening materials.
Meanwhile Nali Limited through its Factory Manager Anthony Manda said they are happy that their product is used for a good purpose of detecting cervical cancer in women and this will assist in saving more lives.