Malawi government has received K80 million (US$194 174.8) worth of assorted cancer drugs from the Kuwait people, through a non-governmental organisation (NGO) called Direct Aid Kuwait.
Minister of Health Jean Kalilani who received the consignment on behalf of government at a function that took place at Capital Hill on Wednesday said it is a “relief to a constrained ministry, which is registering thousands of new cancer cases every year”.
According to the Minister of Health, Malawi record 20 000 new cancer cases every year, saying the donation is “timely.”
She said: “ The quality of the drugs is very good as verified by the Central Medical Stores Trust [CMST].”
Kalilani said the drugs will be stocked in all major public hospitals so that even the poor should access them free.
“We are, therefore, very grateful to the Kuwait Government for this donation,” said Kalilani.
Direct Aid Kuwait director Kunsamala Adin said the donation resulted from a request made by President Peter Mutharika when he visited Kuwait recently.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :