Unicaf University Malawi Students and Staff Celebrate World Health Day with Hospital Donations
To commemorate World Health Day, on April 7th, a team of students and staff from Unicaf University Malawi, headed by Pro Vice Chancellor Buxton Mpando, visited Daeyang Luke Hospital, to present patients with donations of useful everyday items worth in total MK515,000. Unicaf University has a high sense of Corporate Social Responsibility and aims to make a real difference to people’s lives by giving back to the communities it serves in many different ways.
The UUM team visited the Pediatric and Maternity wards to distribute blankets, nappies, soap and zitenje to patients. During the visit, Mr Mpando stated that Unicaf University teaches social responsibility by example and UUM students played a crucial role in making this action a success. Speaking on behalf of the Hospital, Vice Matron Angeline Edwin thanked UUM for the donations, which will help make the patients’ stay in the hospital more comfortable. All patients were grateful for the donated items and for the visit by UUM students and staff.
The Daeyang Luke Hospital provides quality health care services to citizens who have no other access to medical care; it serves a rural population of about 100,000 people, but receives referral cases from further afar. Funded partly by the government and partly by private donations, the hospital cannot meet all the basic needs of its in-patients.
Unicaf University is a pan African institution of quality higher education, with campuses and learning centres in 11 locations in Africa, expanding rapidly to other African countries, as well as to other parts of the world. Unicaf University Malawi offers generous scholarships to reduce the cost of tuition fees, and the option of full online delivery or on ground study at the state-of-the-art campus in Lilongwe. For information about the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programmes offered by UUM visit www.unicafuniversity.ac.mw