The Minister of health and population Jappie Mhango has asked the public to follow proper health tips in order to prevent diseases like cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Mhango said this on Monday when Airtel Malawi donated portable dialysis and emergency defibrillator machines worth K26 million to Kamuzu Central Hospital at the Hospital’s surgical conference room.

“We are calling on health personnel to civic educate people the importance of following health tips considering that some of the non-communicable diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer can somehow be prevented by avoiding certain foods and also by doing physical exercises,” Mhango explained.

In a conference Mhango also thanked the mobile service provider for the timely donation saying the hospital has only eight machines which are not adequate.

Mhango added that the country needs quality health services considering that only healthy people can contribute to the development of the country.

In his remarks, Airtel Malawi Company Managing Director Charles Kamoto said the Malawi health sector, particularly Kamuzu Central Hospital as the largest hospital serving the Central Region, continues to treat a high number of patients.

“As a company we decided to support the institution using Airtel Money interest Fund from the mobile money business to uplift communities in need under “Touching Lives ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Program,” said Kamoto.

Kamoto then said Airtel will continue to explore additional ways to support the education and health sectors in order to alleviate some of the prevalent healthcare and education sector challenges.

 

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