Malawi Institute of Journalism students to donate to maternity clinic

Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) students will August 24th make a donation to Maganga maternity clinic in the lakeshore district of Salima after being encouraged President Joyce Banda’s call to support safe motherhood in the country.

Memory Ngosi, president of the students union, said they chose Maganga clinic because it lacked resources and a lot of facilities.

“The first time I went there, I felt pity to see that the clinic lacks a lot of materials especially in the maternity ward. For example, there is no sterilizing machine instead they are using charcoal burner (mbaula) for sterilizing syringes,” Ngosi said.

Soon to be a mum, Ngosi and fellow students decided to help and organised a big walk which raised K50, 000.

Ngosi: Heading the call by President Banda

They s will donate thermometers, a delivery set, baby clothes, mosquito nets, soya flour and a scale.

Recently, National Bank of Malawi donated MK10 million to Joyce Banda’s safe motherhood programme.

NBM Board Chairman, Matthews Chikaonda, said the donation was meant to assist in the implementation of safe motherhood projects which the president said would be used to complete construction of a health centre at Traditional Authority Kwataine in Ntcheu district.

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