Health commission donates to children living with HIV in CK

Health commission donates to children living with HIV in CK

The Catholic Health Commission in Malawi Chikwawa diocese has donated some assorted items to Children living with HIV in Chikwawa district. 

The donation was done through its Ana Patsogolo Project, being implemented at the Commission. 

Expressing her gratitude, Cecelia Diki one of the primary caregivers from Group Village Headman Makwiza in Traditional Authority Makhuwira said the assistance will play a great role to the Children when taking their antiretroviral drugs. She said sometimes they could take drugs while hungry that led to some health complications to the children. 

Blessed is the hand that giveth.

In her remarks Case Management Officer of the project Susan Banaba said the food items would assist the affected children to boost their immunity while taking the antiretroviral treatment.

Beneficiaries were those Children living with HIV from Traditional Authority Makhuwira, Kasisi, Lundu and Ngabu.

Beneficiaries receive the items.

Items donated were Maize flour, beans, cooking oil, sugar, Likuni phala and salt. 

While expressing appreciation for the gesture, Officer in Charge of Makhuwira Health Centre, Felix Mwenda assured that the items would be used judiciously by the beneficiaries.

He further advised the primary caregivers of the affected children not to sale the items. Mwe nda encouraged them to come at the facility to collect ART drugs for their children, for them to be in a healthier status.

 He also appealed to the commission not to stop giving the food support assistance to the Children living with HIV in the district. 

Ana Patsogolo is a five year activity to prevent new infections and reduce vulnerability among Orphans and Vulnerable Children, caregivers and adolescent girls and young women in Malawi.

A USAID funded project is being implemented in 8 districts in the southern region, namely Chikwawa, Thyolo, Phalombe, Mulanje, Mangochi, Blantyre, Zomba and Machinga.