A group of medical students from United States of America’s Union College International Rescue and Relief have donated medical supplies worth K3 million towards flood disaster response operations.
The students made the donation on Wednesday, 27th March; 2019, after the end of their practical studies in which they provided medical assistance to over one thousand people in Thyolo, Nsanje and Phalombe Districts, in a space of six days.
“We felt that we could make a difference with the donation,” said Andrew Saunders, a representative of the College.
In his remarks, Department of Disaster Management Affairs’ Director of Response and Recovery Harris Kachale commended the students for the donation.
“The donation will go a long way towards assisting people who need medical assistance in the districts affected by the floods.
The students joined response teams from the Malawi and South African Defence Forces who are providing medical assistance to people affected by recent floods which left 60 people dead.