Offering a helping hand to the country in the middle in drug crisis, Malawi Islamic Relief has donated pharmaceutical supplies to the ministry of health, a donation expected to greatly improve the health services in the south African nation.
“Most of the items that have been donated here will be utilized at Machinga District Hospital and Zomba Central Hospital both at Primary and Secondary level as referral hospitals,” Minister of Health Dr Jean Kalilani told Malawi News Agency on Friday, July 11.
“They deserve to have medical supplies in full stock as they receive difficult cases,” she added.
The donation, made on Thursday at Kanengo Medical Stores in Lilongwe, is worth of K10 million (US$25,000).
The donated supplies include multivitamins, potassium chloride, syringes and needles, nystatin and declofenac sodium.
Minister Kalilani praised the donation as making a big improvement to the health service in the country which has been facing rising demand for medical supplies.
Head of Programs for Islamic Relief Malawi, Sharif Mia, said the donation came about after recognizing the shortfall of medicines in Malawian hospitals.
The donation was made possible by the Islamic Relief USA which has branches in more than 40 countries with the aim of fighting poverty.
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