CHRR engages Salima,Lilongwe health stakeholders in combating Covid 19

The K28 million project will support in funding of consultation, awareness, review, interfence meetings and also help in lobbying government in promoting health and justice.

The Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) has engaged stakeholders in Salima and Lilongwe and non-governmental organisations in fighting against the spread of coronavirus in the two districts.

Monitoring and Evaluation(M&E) Officer for CHRR, Lydia Mkandawire, said that they are ready to work with various stakeholders in relaying information to the vulnerable groups in the districts in order to bring about improvement in vaccine uptake and control the spread of the pandemic among vulnerable groups that include those with HIV and AIDS as well as with disabilities.

“We are more than ready to support the vulnerable groups after learning from research that we conducted that there was lack of expertise in relaying messages to those groups,” said Mkandawire.

She said they will also promote public dialogues to deal with issues of lack of information on Covid -19 among the vulnerable groups.

“ We are partnering with the Department of Health, Village, Area Development Committees Community Based Educators and local leadership to control the spread of the pandemic, and increase awareness of Covid 19 messages to most vulnerable people of the society,” said Mkandawire.

Salima District Hospital Environmental Health Officer ,Reuben Chikadza, hailed the organisation for the project, saying that it is timely and will bring a very good impact in the districts.

“It is, indeed, so true that vulnerable groups like people with disabilities and those living with HIV and AIDS were not targeted much but with the coming of the project it will help in relaying of these messages which might improve vaccine uptake and control the spread of the virus,”said Chikadza.

The K28 million project will support in funding of consultation, awareness, review,interfence meetings and also will help lobby the government in promoting health and justice.

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