US based Malawians raise funds for healthcare workers in support of Covid-19 response

Malawians based in the United States of America are holding a fundraiser to support Malawi’s ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) response efforts.

Malawi’s ambassador to US Edward Sawelengera  supporting Malawi Diaspora Network

The objective of the fundraiser is to provide lifesaving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like masks, gloves, and gowns to front line healthcare workers so that Malawi can act immediately and collectively in their response.

“Malawians in the U.S. realize that Malawian healthcare workers are already fighting the pandemic but desperately need support.

“Malawian healthcare workers have shown resilience and innovation and have not been idly waiting for assistance from abroad:since the initial stages of the pandemic, local communities have mobilized and improvised to make masks and hand sanitizer—while also setting up hand washing stations in crucial locations,” reads a statement  announcing the fundraiser.

It said financial contributions of any amount will help the healthcare workers get ahead of the pandemic which is likely to morph and overwhelm an already fragile healthcare system and economy.

The numbers of Malawians in the diaspora who have the potential to play strategic roles in Malawi’s relief efforts has increased due to globalization and transnationalism (in identity and practice), over the past few years.

The Malawians in the U.S. therefore wish to continue to support Malawians on the ground by providing munch needed funding. They are calling on Malawians living in the U.S or abroad and friends of Malawi to contribute to thecampaign.

To make a tax-deductible contribution, visit: GoFundMe: MDN Covid-19 PPEs for Healthcare Workers in Malawi.Contributions of any amount will help support healthcare workers working in stressful and under life threatening conditions.

The campaign is being coordinated by the Malawi Diaspora Network (MDN), a coalition of US-based registered Malawian organizations collaborating to address issues of concern to Malawians at home and throughout the world.

They are being supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi in the United States

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Pumbwa until July 2nd
Pumbwa until July 2nd
9 months ago

Mbava izi. They raise funds for every disaster in Malawi and pocket the proceeds. The Covid cases in Malawi are politically motivated. Ask Jappie Mhango and Mark Botoman. Zero hospitalizations in Malawi. Why not help Malawians living in the US who have been affected the disease?

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
9 months ago

There is less than 40 active covid cases in Malawi compared to hundreds of thousands of cases in America most of whom are black Americans….can I suggest that you help people in America first where there is a big problem than Malawi….

In Malawi most of the covid patients have only had mild or no symptoms at all ….we are a poor nation indeed but God is fighting this war for us.

By the way is mr sembereka still refusing to return to Malawi…..his contract expired two years ago…….this photo opportunity ndi manyazi womwe alinawo.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

Ben Botolo ndemwe angatiuze za ma expired contracts to these embassy staff.
well if these conners are still in power, yes we shall find out and know that they are more whose contracts expired 5 yrears ago

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

eh!!!!

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