In its quest to advance the noble cause to the society , under the Malawi Woye Project through the University of North Carolina, the Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation handed over money worth MK1.65Million to the Burns Unit department at Kamuzu Central Hospital. The support comes barely after its partner (University of North Carolina) expressed deep concern on the status of the department which handles children who have been involved in serious fire accidents. Following such a concern, the University of North Carolina ganged up to mobilize resources for the unit to help ease the burden the unit was going through. In response, our partner fund-raised for the unit that saw the realization of the funds. The handover was presided over by the Programmes Manager, Mr Michael Kaiyatsa who was flanked by the Finance manager Mr Heroinimo Mkhwimba.
Speaking after receiving the cheque, Dr Wane Banda who is a surgeon and manages the department (burns) expressed excitement with the financial support. “Burns Unit is one such serious department which requires attention therefore with this financial support am hopeful that it will help a lot in terms of effective service delivery to help kids considering that most kids have lacked assistance whenever they have sustained serious injuries she said”.
On his part, Programmes Manager, Michael Kaiyatsa said CHRR was committed to giving back to people in times of need. He thanked its partner (University of North Carolina) for the tireless efforts put in place to raise the funds.
Burns Unit Department handles close to 150- 300 kids a month but with resource constraints, sometimes needs of patients are not met. The Malawi Woye project is partner movement comprised of the Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation and University of North Carolina who have been partners since 2016.