Rab Processors Limited yesterday donated 250 hampers worth K300 000 to this year’s Nation Publications Limited (NPL) Mother’s Fun Run scheduled for October 7 2017.
The hampers represent a 50 percent increase from the company’s previous donation towards the initiative.
In his remarks, Rab Processors sales and distribution manager Douglas Mandala said the company supports the initiative because of the role that mothers play.
“We produce nutritious and hygienic products and, as you know, most of these products are used by our mothers in the country; hence, the need to support them when they are in the maternity wing,” he said.
Mandala called on other companies to join the initiative as their businesses depend on the health of their customers.
“The most important person in every business is the customer and if our customers are not getting the help they need in our hospitals then we have a problem as we need those people to be healthy so they can use our products,” he said.
NPL research and information officer Maurice Kazembe described the donation as timely. He thanked Rab Processors for their continuous support towards the cause.
“Rab Processors Limited has been supporting us through this initiative for years and their donation is timely as we are getting closer to the day we will donate items to QECH and its health centres,” he said.
NPL Mother’s Fun run is aimed at promoting safe motherhood through mobilisation of medical supplies and equipment for public hospitals.
This Saturday, NPL and its strategic partners through the fun run will donate medical supplies and equipment to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Qech) and its 26 health centres in Blantyre.
On average, 48 mothers and 648 babies die in Blantyre every year due to delivery complications.