EGENCO ADOPTS A CAMP TO HELP CYCLONE FREDDY VICTIMSegenco
In response to calls for help towards survivors and victims of Cyclone Freddy, the Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited (EGENCO) has adopted jombo camp in Chikwawa district to help in the provision of health services towards under-five children, pregnant women and the elderly.
EGENCO’s Board Member, Reverend Hannah Mijoya said the Company decided to help in providing health services because despite the risk of spread of diseases, displaced people residing in camps lack access to health services.
“People residing in camps face a high risk of easily contracting diseases such as cholera, malaria and other communicable diseases. We want them to get help whenever they get sick.” Said Rev. Mijoya.
She further added that the health services are not only limited to the people in the camp but have also extended to the rest of the surrounding communities.
Chrissy Walani, one of the beneficiaries from Jombo Camp said EGENCO’s help has come at the right time.
“We have a lot of problems here at the camp. But we thanks EGENCO that we now have access to health services, medicine and even food because of their help.” Said Walani.
District Commissioner for Chikwawa, Nardin Kamba, further commended EGENCO’s assistance saying the district is now able to provide health services to people at the camp and from surrounding communities including the elderly, children and pregnant women.
EGENCO adopted Jombo Camp on 31st March 2023 and commenced providing health services on 5th April 2023.
The Company provides the health services through mobile health clinics conducted by its medical professionals in collaboration with the Chikwawa District Health Office. The clinics are conducted once a week, on every Wednesday, and will continue for three months up until July 2023.
Since the programme started, over 1000 people have benefited from the health care services.