The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Livingstonia Synod Aids Programme (Lisap) has donated K4 million worth of Covid-19 preventive materials to rural communities and hospitals in Mzimba District.
Speaking after handing over the facilities at Embangweni on Saturday, Lisap executive director Jonathan Vumu said rural areas lack preventive materials.
He also said they are conducting awareness through community radio stations, community volunteers and community healthcare workers in the district.
“We want to empower rural communities to prevent the spread of the pandemic,” said Vumu.
Group village head Zumba Nguluwe in Traditional Authority Mzikubola said communities at Embangweni are at risk of Covid-19 because some people are returning from South Africa and other neighbouring countries using uncharted routes.
“But we need hand-washing facilities and soap so that we prevent the spread of Covid-19. However, we thank Lisap for remembering people living in villages,” he said.
Embangweni Mission Hospital director Kondwani Zgambo asked well-wishers to assist rural hospitals with Covid-19 preventive materials.
“As a rural hospital, we have not received much support with resources for Covid-19 response,” he said. The other health facilities that benefited from the donation include Mabiri, Kalikumbi, Engalaweni and Muhalaunda.