Non-governmental organization World Vision Malawi, has donated assorted covid-19 responses worth 34 Million Kwacha to Salima district hospital.
Speaking during handover ceremony on Tuesday, World Vision national coordinator for child protection and campaigns, Lonnex Kachamba said as a child-focused organization, they noted a surge when it comes to child protection issues and thought it wise to respond since Covid-19 has changed the context which children are living and growing in the country.
According to Kachamba as a way of mitigating Covid-19 pandemic, their organization thought of supporting healthy facilities with different Covid-19 preventive tools to help in the fight against the virus.
“We noted that there is a surge when it come to child protection issues we noted that a number of children went into marriage and some got pregnant at a teen age due to the coming in of covid19 and then we thought that as much as we are fighting covid19 we need to do something so responding to that we come up with a program where we are targeting Children and Vulnerable people in communities to make sure that we manage cases of gender based violence, cases sexual abuse and even cases of physical abuse so in a way of mitigating covid19 we also thought of supporting the health facilities whereby they have to reach out these children by having preventive messages and measures thus why we thought of donating these items” Kachamba Said.
In her words after receiving the donation, senior nursing officer for Salima district hospital, Yanjanani Mawindo thanked the World Vision for timely donation and further expressed that the items will support their facility in the fight against Covid-19.
“The donation has come in time and it will help us in our infection prevention program, because there was a big gap at first for example we lack some needed resources such as chlorine which is part of donation so definitely the gap now has been minimized with the donation so as Salima district Hospital we have greatly appreciate the donation from World Vision” Mawindo articulated.
Some assorted items donated include Chlorine, washing soap, grooves, and water buckets.
World Vision is committed to helping children and strives to improve the well-being of vulnerable children, in the most important aspects of their lives and also go beyond those to include the spiritual, psychological and relational aspects of thriving in a vibrant and empowered community.
BY : Fegson Phabuli