Cancer patients receive love from MTL on Valentine’s Day

The Malawi Telecommunications Limited on 13th February 2017 unveiled the Show Some Love campaign aimed at encouraging Malawians to contribute towards the fight against childhood cancer when it made a donation to the Paediatric Cancer Department at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.

MTL Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Harry Gombachika said the donation was one way the company could do its part to help child cancer victims and was therefore part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

“We felt duty bound to reach out to these kids mainly realising that even though their needs may be enormous we may still do our part. Kindness in action creates love. We at MTL are excited to show some love in this manner to our community and customers,” he said.

The donation which is costed at slightly over K3 million, in the form of a year-long dedicated Internet subscription inclusive of equipment, has been made available to the Department to help facilitate their work. Accepting the donation was Josephine Langton, Head of Paediatrics at the hospital, who expressed that the donation would make a big difference.

“I would like to say a heartfelt thank you on behalf of all current and future patients. The donation will help us to communicate with healthcare professionals across the world and will facilitate early diagnosis and quality of care. Previously it would take 2 weeks to get a diagnosis from the College of Medicine but now we can send our tests to an advanced facility that will give us the results of their analysis in a few days,” she said.

At the same event MTL also presented a K500,000 cheque to the Cancer Survivors Quest to help the organization in its fight against childhood cancer. Chikhulupiliro N’gombe who represented the recipients hailed MTL for its contribution to the fight against childhood cancer observing that the most important thing that children with cancer need is hope that they will get better and MTL’s contribution would help provide that hope.