People from Nanchidwa area traditional Authority Njema in Mulanje will have reasons to smile following a donation of an under-five health clinic and two teachers houses constructed by World Vision.
District planning and development officer Humphrey Gondwe said World Vision Malawi (WVI) handed over a community health facility worthy k14 million and two morden teacher houses value to K28 million at Njema area in Mulanje district.
The two teacher houses were handed over at Nanchidwa LEA School, while the health centre was donated at Njema.
WVM Programme officer for Njema area, Wezi Mjathu said the donation of the Under 5 clinic was a response to an outcry from members of the community who experienced a lot of challenges due to lack of health facilities in the area. The nearest health facility was Muloza Health Centre at a distance of over 10 kilometers.
She said their organization aims at improving the welfare of children across the country hence the provision of developmental structures aimed at improving the lives of children.
“We as World Vision believe that children are the foundation of future development, as such we are always concerned about their welfare and that’s why we provide facilities such as these,” said Mjathu.
She observed that the success in the construction of the health facility was due to a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the organization and government which stipulated that government would take full care of the structure after its construction.
She also said another reason for this clinic donation was that pregnant women were struggling to walk from a long distance to access health facility.
For instance, she said these women were walking a distance of 10 kilometers to Phalombe.
The clinic will help close to 32,260 people in the area.
Receiving the donation, Gondwe hailed the organization for its determination in developing lives of children in the district.
Gondwe also said he was very delighted with the developmental projects that World Vision has done towards helping the government in the area.
He therefore said the clinic will help much in as far as access to health facility is concern, while the teacher houses at Nanchidwi will ease teacher accommodation problems.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :