Airtel Malawi has announced a K100 Million donation to lessen the current challenges being faced by health facilities in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The announcement has been made today through a press statement.
This donation comes after President Lazarus Chakwera made an appeal to private sector to support in the fight against the pandemic.
According to Airtel Malawi Managing Director Charles Kamoto, the K100 Million supplement an earlier donation of K104 Million that Airtel made in June last year which was used to purchase ventilators and oxygen concentrators by the Presidential Covid-19 Task Force.
Combined with last year’s support, Airtel’s total contribution to Covid-19 fight now reached K204 Million.
“As our communities continue to face enormous challenges in responding to the virus effectively, it has however, been humbling to witness the spirit of togetherness prevail in the people of Malawi and in diaspora in fundraising and supporting government’s effort and so we do our part, I would like to urge more players in the private sector to continue to mobilize resources to support the various lacking areas in this fight,” said Kamoto.
The donation will go towards the purchase of Covid-19 test kits, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Frontline workers and oxygen concentration to address some gaps that are currently crippling health care facilities across the country.