Three months after being unveiled as brand ambassador for a local leading pharmaceutical company, Pharmanova Limited, boxing queen Agnes Mtimaukanena performed her first task in Phalombe.
Mtimaukanena presented Waterguard, both in powder and liquid, and Nova Oral Rehydration Salts from the company worth K300 000 (about $1 000).
The donation was made at Nambazo and Swangâ€™oma cholera camps.
The consignment will benefit over 1 000 people in the district which has so far registered 134 cases of cholera with two deaths.
â€œIt felt so bad to see people drinking dirty water from Lake Chilwa that makes them vulnerable to cholera. I wish those affected to heal fast,â€ Mtamaukanena said in an interview on Thursday.
Phalombe district environment and health officer Samuel Epiphi thanked Pharmanova and Mtimaukanena for the gift.
â€œIn fact, we are happy she came because she made the patients happier as many had never seen her before. We believe other companies will emulate the example,â€ said Epiphi.
Pharmanova marketing manager Peter Makwana said the company has lined up a number of activities for its ambassador.
â€œOutside the ring, she will be a busy person in charity events for the company and we are impressed with her conduct on the first mission,â€ said Makwana.
Pharmanova signed a year-long deal with Mtimaukanena worth K1.2 million (about $4 000) to promote their brands.