Musicians Code Sangala and Annemarie Quinn continues with his fight against malaria by embarking on an initiatives to donate of mosquito nets to Balaka Hospital and Andiamo Comfort Clinic on Friday.
With funds from Workington and Cockermouth Rotary in United Kingdom, Music Against Malaria donated 100 mosquito nets shared between Balaka Hospital and Andiamo Comfort Clinic.
“We gave out 40 mosquito nets to Balaka District Hospital, 30 mosquito nets to Andiamo Comfort Maternity and 30 mosquito nets to Andiamo Pediatric,” the singer and guitarist, said.
“We are working ahead of time before the malaria season hits soon,” Code, who is Music Against Malaria founder, said.
Co-founder Annemarie, said at a time where funds are being directed towards Covid-19 pandemic, we decided to donate to the two health facilities.
“It is right at this moment to channel resources towards the fight against Covid-19 pandemic but we would like to extend our gratitude for this donation as malaria is still a huge challenge in the country,” Annemarie said.
She said with the 2019 statistics from National Malaria Control Programme, Balaka District was one of the top three worst hit areas.
“So we are happy to have been able to donate these nets right before Malawi enters into its next malaria season,” Annemarie said.
Music Against Malaria has held concerts, festival and exhibitions among others, to raise funds to assist different hospitals in the country.
Last year through the Music Against Malaria, they raised millions of funds which were used to buy equipment which was donated to Chikwawa District Hospital.
The non-profit organisation has also donated to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.