Pamoza donates to Iponga and Nyungwe health centres

Pamoza Tingakwaniska, a local Non Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Karonga has donated 2.5 Million Kwacha worth medical items to Iponga and Nyungwe health centres in the District with a call to authorities to make proper use so as to reach the intended purpose.

The donation follows a need assessment that the organization conducted through Fiska Ulato project in the health centres pertaining to administration of family planning to community members within their catchment areas.

In an interview, project officer for Fiska Ulato project at Pamoza Tingakwaniska, Gomezgani Mhango said the organization hopes that the donation will smoothen the running of family planning activities.

Pamoza officials presenting assorted medical items

"It is our hope that the items we have donated today will be of help as far as administering of family planning methods is concerned because we discovered that previously women failed to access family planning methods due to lack of some medical drugs in these health centers," she said.

Mhango has since pleaded with authorities in the two health centres to use the donated items in the right way.

In a separate interview, acting incharge for Nyungwe health centre, Ramsy Adams described the donation as timely saying it will help all community members that are within the health centre.

"This donation has come at the right time because the items that we have received are what we fell short of here at the health centre and this was a big challenge to us. Now we will be able to execute our daily duties very well," he said.

Concurring with Adams, incharge for Iponga health centre Chimwemwe Nangwale described the donation as being of very good help to community members and thanked the organisation.

"We thank the organization for making this donation to us because it is not easy to purchase all these items and these items will help us to administer family planning services very well without challenges.

Commenting on the matter, Karonga District Pharmacist, Louis Hawunga expressed happiness with the donation saying the donation is very important for good health is vital.

"We are very happy and thankful for this timely donation as it will trigger good health of community members who depend on these health centres," he said.

Hawunga has since assured the organization of proper use of the donated items and that the health centres will put more effort to make sure intended beneficiaries are reached.

Pamoza Tingakwaniska donated Lignocane, Panado, Spirit, Iodine, Gauze Square, Cotton, Plastic Buckets and Groves with funding from Breuckmann Foundation from Germany.