Abida Mia lauds CFAO for vehicle donation towards women cancer fight

CHIKWAWA-(MaraviPost)-The most rural places of Malawi where womenfolk have inadquate knowledge about the reality of cancer and the preventative sources available will now be reached through the donation of vehicle which CFAO has donated to Chatinkha Maternal Care Ward (CHAMACA).

The vehicle was received by Deputy Minister of Lands and Urban Development Abida Mia.

Expressing gratitude in her capacity as Guest of Honour and Patron for CHAMACA Mia who is also Parliamentarian for Chikwawa Nkombezi Constituency stated, in partnering with CHAMACA, CFAO has shown commitment to corporate social responsibilty and the fight against cancers affecting women in Malawi.

The Deputy Minister said, in recognition of the importance of this drive, CFAO has joined with CHAMACA in assisting with the branded vehicle.

“This vehicle will assist us to reach out to the most rural areas,” said Mia and continued: “This initiative has come at the right time.”

The Deputy Minister indicated that CHAMACA has no transport of its own and that they depend on donations from generous citizens.

She therefore called on other potential donors to emulate the good example of helping the fight against women cancers which has claimed many lives of women and girls throughout the country .

The branded vehicle which is valued at 39 million kwacha was handed over by Ian Howden CEO for CFAO. In Howdens handover remarks he stated how the company recognizes the cancer pandemic and gave hope to CHAMACA that they look forward to working together towards this noble cause.

Among key speakers was CHAMACA Chairperson , Professor Frank Taulo who announced that the vehicle would make a big difference in the fight against women cancer in the country.

He challenged that of all the cancers, it was found cervical cancer is the most preventable and curable and that it was surprising to see that in Malawi, the cancer in question was the cause of death among women.

Founded in the 90’s, CHAMACA a grouping of medical and health practitioners aims at fighting cancers in women like cervical and breast cancer.

The grouping is currently mobilising various fundraising initiatives with the goal of bringing awareness about cancers in women and the importance of early preventative measures such as screening.

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