Donors stop buying blood for public central hospitals

Donors have now stopped buying blood from Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) for the public central hospitals, risking lives of those involved in road accidents and expectant mothers.

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Secretary for Health and Population Dan Namarika however has not said why the donors have decided to pull out of this crucial exercise.

“I wish to formally inform you that the donors have decided to stop financing the purchase of blood and blood products for central hospitals,” says Namarika in a letter to all central hospital directors.

He therefore directs that central hospitals should use government money to buy the blood or blood products from MBTS with immediate effect.

However, some health experts say most hospitals will not be able to buy the blood adequately due to erratic government funding.

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Haluna

This donors are just donating to their account corrupted country malawi. The rich are getting richer whilst the poor from the villages dying coz lack of facilities in the hospitals may God remember malawi with good leadership

Kholowa
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Kholowa

Lwanda is very far go to tanzania

Beware of Independent
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Beware of Independent

African Leadership, to be precise, Malawi.

All what they are interested in are kickbacks, and building their own Singapores not developing the Country.

MALAWI is not poor. We need a visionary Leader. A Malawian.

Look at Rwanda.

They rather give millions to cadets than sorting Healthcare system. Stadiums are more important than schools and hospitals.

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National CEO

I give my blood for free and someone sells it. Getting rich on my blood?

Blackberry
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Blackberry

The donors pay handling charges per pint. The charges are quite high because it is expensive to run MBTS. Very expensive equipment is used to process and store blood. Sikugula ngati mmene mumagulira zitumbuwa zomwela tiyi kwa Ntopwa ayi.

HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
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HRLGBT/LGBTIQ

Malingana ndi EAQUAL DEAUX MALAWI,a BTS,MDF mwa ena omwe ndimamembala aLGBTI.

Kanyimbi265
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Kanyimbi265

Typical scenes in a country where the leader is a foriegner

Mr Truth Pains
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It’s just the same with or without Donors help the blood is only given to your relatives in these central hospitals. And some Nurses cash in from these blood to say the truth. So it’s not for free. Poor people are indeed suffering because of bribes of the few individuals. Bring in system that every blood given to the patient should be tracked down and identify the patient received. You will notice that majority received are well to do people and very few are poor people . Even some of them are being sold to private Clinics and hospitals by… Read more »

Njokaludzi
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Njokaludzi

First of all according to my knowledge Malawi adopted what is called a free and non remunerated blood donation system since the establishment of MBTS project somewhere around 2003 or 2004 with the funding of Government and ⁸European Union and other donors. This is when forced blood donation by relatives and friends of the patient requiring blood stopped or was discouraged. As a blood donation is a noble act, the true value of blood donated cannot be established or quantified. It’s as good as the value of life. When EU, who were the major project funding partners to the project… Read more »

mpilu
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mpilu

eh nde ayamba litilo kudzutsa ma stadium wo????
mutu zweee awatulukila kkkkkkkk.
ndimanga ma sekondale muziko muno. aiwala kuti america ndiyo mwini dhilo.kkkkkk
ndimanga miseu ine aiwala kuti ndi japan
kkkkkkk kkkkkll ndikodzedwa

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Haluna

Inu ndalama zamisonkho ya amalawi analikuti a pitala zaka zonsezi kuti lero akafinye mphuno mau osamveka akuti akubweletsa zitukuko mmalomwake mankhwala zipangizo za mma school misewu ndi za tsiku ndi tsiku kusaukila saukilabe mbuzi ya munthu pitala