Mobile phone provider TNM has donated K500,000 to the Paediatric and Child Health Association (PACHA) to assist the children health organisation fulfil legal requirements for its operations.
Marketing Manager Madalitso Jonazi said when he presented the donation during a fund-raising dinner at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre Saturday that TNM as a responsible corporate citizen is keen on uplifting the health and welfare of children.
“Child health care is one of the focus areas of TNM’s CSR strategy. As a company, we believe in assisting those sections of society that are vulnerable and most in need of interventions such as those being advocated by PACHA,” he said.
He said the health and welfare of children reflects on the country’s commitment towards national development as healthy children are a prerequisite to economic prosperity.
“Child health is an essential part of a country’s development. As it is often said, children are the leaders oftomorrow. This country needs to harness them as they grow, and as TNM we would like to play our part,” he said.
Pediatric and Health Association Secretary Dr Emmie Mbale hailed TNM for the kind gesture.
“We are grateful to TNM for supporting us this assistance will go a long way in helping our association to get legally registered and also it will also help us in our operations. We want to reach all areas across the country but our recourses are very minimal as such we believe TNM will be always with us,” she said.
Pediatric and Health Association is a grouping of doctors and medical professionals working to advocate and promote child health in the country.
It is composed of eminent health scholars, among them Professor Elizabeth Molyneux, the brains behind a number of paediatric interventions in Malawi such as the internationally acclaimed BcPAP, a life-saving aid for children born with respiratory distress.