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Kamuzu Central Hospital in K500 million drug boost

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The ShareHope partnership has donated medicines and medical equipment valued at $710,400 (K 518,592,000) to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe.

The partnership comprises Carlsberg Malawi, The Coca- Cola Africa Foundation, some US-based organisations, CitiHope International and MedShare.

In total this year, the partnership has donated medicines and medical equipment valued at $2,364,614.41 (K1, 726,168,519.30) to some hospitals in the country.

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ShareHope targets three hospitals, namely Queen Elizabeth Central, Zomba Central and Ekwendeni Mission.

Speaking during the handover ceremony to KCH in Lilongwe on Thursday, Carlsberg Malawi, Trade Marketing Manager, Frank Binauli, said the company invested K15 million to cover logistical costs for delivering donations to these targeted hospitals.

“Health is one of our company’s focus areas when it comes to working with communities. This is part of our commitment to assist the community. Helping the well-being of the community should be the responsibility of every citizen. We believe that ShareHope has brought positive results and that lives have been saved through our donations,” Binauli said.

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KCH Hospital Director, Jonathan Ngoma, hailed ShareHope for the timely donation.

The aim of the ShareHope project is to support and strengthen Malawi’s healthcare systems by contributing medicine and medical equipment to the beneficiary hospitals.

In 2011, through the partnership with CitiHope and The Coco-Cola Africa Foundation, Carlsberg delivered medicines to 25 government hospitals and Christian Health Association of Malawi hospitals.

Last year, the company also helped flood victims in Zomba and Mulanje through a donation of medicines.

The ShareHope partnership started in 2013.

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