ILLOVO MALAWI in collaboration with Project C.U.R.E. of USA has secured medical equipment and supplies worth more than K400 million to be distributed in hospitals in Malawi over a period of four years. Project C.U.R.E., a US-based largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world, entered into an agreement with Illovo to secure the medical equipment and supplies for hospitals in Malawi. Project C.U.R.E. will source the equipment and supplies while Illovo will pay for freight and other incidentals.
Illovo’s employee benefits manager Benadetta Yafete, who is coordinating the project, reports that the first 40-foot container of the equipment and supplies arrived in Malawi in November 2014. Illovo medical officers Dr Albert Mkumbwa and Dr Henry Chakaniza said the container had essential equipment and supplies such as surgical beds, mattresses, centrifuge monitor, vital signs monitor, ICU/surgery, oxygen tanks, oxygen tank regulators, nebuliser, oximetre, O2 sensors, Lab supply kits, surgical instrument kit, respiratory supplies, walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, gurneys, gloves, goggles, masks plus many other items.
The equipment that has already arrived will go to Illovo Malawi clinics while consumables will be distributed to Nsanje, Chikwawa, Nkhotakota district hospitals, Kalemba Health Centre, Montfort hospital and St Annes hospital.