The Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Health, Joshua Malango, has confirmed that Ebola preparedness supplies arrived in Malawi on Tuesday.
Speaking to the media, Joshua Malango who is the Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Health, said that although there is no cause for alarm. The supplies follow an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which had spread to the city of Goma in the same country, then UK AID has stepped in to prevent the spread into Malawi, considering that Malawi Defense Force Soldiers are also in DRC on Peace Keeping Missions.
“Given the worrying developments in DRC, it is essential we help the Government of Malawi make preparations to prevent the virus entering and taking hold. Putting effective measures in place now will help keep Malawi safe.” said Desmond Whyms, Health Team Leader, DFID Malawi.
The arrived supplies include protective gear and medicine have been purchased with 478,000 British Pounds by DFID managed by UNICEF Malawi. Malango said Malawi appreciates the donation from UK aid through UNICEF of the supplies that were provided in case an Ebola case arises in the country.