Amref gives Machinga communities PPE

by Amref Health Africa

Amref Health Africa has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to about 100 households in traditional authorities (T/As) Liwonde, Kawinga, Nyambi, and Chikweo in Machinga District.

Speaking on Monday during the handover at Tigwirizane Community-Based Organisation Centre in T/A Kawinga, Amref project officer Charles Chirwa encouraged the people to utilise the facilities to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“Personal hygiene remains important in preventing the spread of the virus,” he said.

Chirwa (R) presents a bucket to Sosiye Basiyi

In her remarks, a community member Jangala Adiyo asked for more PPE from other well-wishers.

“Most people in the villages cannot afford to buy soap,” she said.

Another community member, Alice Katsonga from Chokola Village in T/A Kawinga, said people were failing to observe Covid-19 preventive measures due to lack of PPE.

The items included buckets, soap, and water guards.

Amref donated the PPE under Global Affairs Canada Covid-19 Response which seeks to support vulnerable households to fight the pandemic.

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