As Malawi joined the rest of the world in commemorating the World Malaria Day on Wednesday this week, Total Malawi donated 300 mosquito nets to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Qech) in Blantyre.
Total Malawi Managing Director, Aegidia Schnepp, said her firm is committed to help eradicate malaria in the country.
Schnepp said malaria is the biggest killer in Malawi,and stressed the need for private sector players to join hands with government in fighting the disease.
Total Malawi also donated K3 million to Music Against Malaria which is working in collaboration with Friends of Sick Children to renovate a paediatric emergency ward at the referral hospital.
Music Against Malaria Founder, Code Sangala, hailed Total Malawi for the contribution which he said would go a long way in ensuring that the ward is modernised.
Sangala said Music Against Malaria seeks to raise K30 million for the project through donations from various firms as well as music concerts.
Friends of Sick Children Chairperson, Josephine Langton, thanked Total Malawi for their support towards the health of children.
World Malaria Day, marked every year on April 25, is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.
This year, the day was celebrated under the theme, ‘Ready to Beat Malaria’.