K20 million worth of COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) has been donated for referral hospitals namely to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe and Mzuzu Central Hospital (MCH) in Mzuzu.
The donation was made by The Thomson and Barbara Mpinganjira Foundation which was founded in 2020, donated the items to the Ministry of Health for distribution to the named hospitals, as a statement by the foundation has attributed the donation to the need for additional face masks and surgical gloves in the Central Hospitals. “The Foundation believes in working together with the Government and Communities in surmounting any challenge the country may be facing including the COVID-19 pandemic.” said part of the statement.
Inspired by the life of the Late Mrs. Barbara Mpinganjira and her medical journey as a cancer patient and Dr. Thomson Frank Mpinganjira, the founder and retired Chief Executive Officer of FDH Financial Holdings Limited, the Foundation aims to use creative approaches to bring hope and joy to the underprivileged by improving their outcomes in the health and education sectors and creating an enterprise development platform for the youth with creative business ideas to flourish. The donation marks the first since the Foundation began.