Friday, October 16, 2015

ADRA Malawi donates drugs to QEH and health centers


Elias Banda
ADRA Malawi has donated assorted medicines to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and the surrounding health centers in Blantyre rural and urban.  The huge medical package, worthy K180 Million comprised furix, carbamazepine, ibumen, predisolon,  among other essential drugs. Speaking when presenting the donation in Blantyre on October 14, ADRA Malawi Country Director Claudio Sandoval said he was delighted that
Claudio Sandoval presenting the drugs to Blantyre District officials

his organization was able to contribute to the physical well being of Malawians through the donation of medicines.  Sandoval however urged those administering the drugs to be honest by ensuring that the drugs reach the targeted vulnerable people.  And receiving the donation on behalf of QEH was Blantyre District Health Officer (DHO), Madison Machaya who thanked ADRA Malawi for the timely donation.  Machaya said that the donation would go a long way supplementing the drug shortage at the biggest referral hospital in the country.
The Blantyre DHO speaking to journalists after receiving the drugs
According to Machiya the medicines would be redistributed to 28 health centers in Blantyre City and rural areas.

The donation has come at a time when the Malawi government is hit by a critical drug shortage and patients in public hospitals and clinics are turned away to source drugs from other sources.
The medical supplies have been donated by ADRA Denmark.