One of Malawi’s leading ICT firm, Sparc Systems has joined the fight against cervical cancer which claiming a lot of lives in the country.
Sparc Systems donated K500,000 to a joint operation to enable medical experts conduct cervical cancer screening in Chikwawa.
Through the operation it is estimated that over 600 women from Chikwawa would undergo cervical cancer screening at six different health centres within the district.
Three key partners including Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital through Gogo Chatinkha-ward), Banja La Mtsogolo and Round Table are running the exercise.
Sparc Systems technical sales manager, Alena Chiwaya, said they decided to donate the amount to help women to know their status to overcome the disease.
“If you look at the figures that indicate how many women have been affected by this you will notice that the figures are so alarming. So when the officials came with a proposal to cater for fuel expenses we decided to donate the amount,” said Chiwaya.
One of the coordinators of the project, Dr George Chilinda, hailed Sparc Systems for the support.
“The money will help us meet fuel expenses. The idea is to screen 600 women. Following the tests we will make necessary recommendations and if need be for an operation we will arrange it to be done in a week. The message to the women is simple: prevention is better than cure,” said he.
Currently, Sparc Systems in Malawi, is the only Warranty Service Provider for IBM, the only Warranty Service provider for Lenovo for enterprise systems and the only Field delivery partner for Oracle and Sun Microsystems.