AHF – Malawi donates $56,000 towards the fight against Covid -19
By Malawi Exclusive
Aids Health Care Foundation Malawi on Wednesday donated $56,000 covid -19 prevention materials.
Handing over the donation in Lilongwe, Dr Eddie Matiya who is AHF Malawi Medical Coordinator said AHF is currently the organization is overoverwhemed with levels of Covid – 19 cases in Malawi.
He said this is why his organisation decided to come in and help to implement Government effort.
“We are already working in 17 Government facilities in Malawi, as you are aware that this is a global pandemic and cases are increasing that is why we decided to come in and help the Government of Malawi,”
Receiving the donation , Chief Director in the Ministry of Health, Beston Chisamile said the ministry appreciate donation by AIH towards the Covid – 19 fight.
He said Covid-19 being a global pandemic, needs coordinated effort from various stakeholders.
He said there is need to follow all the related set guidelines such as washing hands all the time.
He said the organization has already been supporting health care workers in capacity building.
“Let me request other partners to come in and support us. The battle against the Civid -19 is not for us alone as Government, “
He said the number of Covid -19 cases is increasing so there is need to ensure practice of social distance and all the set guidelines.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is also supporting the Malawi government in operationalizing its strategic plan.
The organization signed a memorandum of understanding with the Malawi Ministry of Health in 2016, and started supporting a total twelve health facilities across four districts in 2017.
Half of the facilities where AHF Malawi is working are in the South West Zone, a region with the second highest HIV prevalence (15.9%).
AHF Malawi program employees a number of strategies as listed below: enhancing access and availability of quality HIV preventive services, improving quality of HIV medical care, human resource support, infrastructural development.
The program is also developing its policy and advocacy portfolio in order to contribute to sustaining an enabling environment for HIV prevention efforts at national, district and community levels.