Ndi Moyo founder Mrs Lucy Kishindo Finch, always leading by example, got her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at Salima district hospital in Malawi.
We are approaching the 100% mark for Ndi Moyo staff receiving their vaccine.
|Gift of the Givers & Save the Children Malawi|
|February is the lean season in Malawi and our patients require dietary support in the form of food supplements.A huge ‘thank you’ to Gift of the Givers Malawi for coming in with 5 tonnes of food and food supplements for the patients receiving palliative care treatment.|
An additional ‘thank you’ also goes to Save the Children Malawi who donated a tonne of vita meal food supplement.
The donation came in via Save the Children Malawi Country Director, Todd Thomson.
Thomson applauded the work that Ndi Moyo is doing providing free healthcare services to people with terminal illnesses and ensuring that they have adequate nutritional support, hence the move to make the vita meal donation.
Receiving the donation Ndi Moyo’s Country Manager, Bisani Mphongolo, welcomed the support from Save the Children and reiterated the importance of procuring medicine and equipment for Ndi Moyo to enhance their provison of palliative care services.
|Chaplaincy visit to appreciate palliative care services|
|The Council for Chaplaincy (CHOCHAM) visited Ndi Moyo Palliative Care to demonstrate how religious leaders can support patients with terminal illness in their various jurisdictions.|
Lead by CHOCHAM Executive Director Reverend Mabvuto Chipeta, the team of 30 Chaplains were briefed on Ndi Moyo’s operations and how they can best provide palliative care support within the churches and organizations that the chaplains come from.
Spiritual support is an essential part of providing palliative care and the work with the Council for Chaplaincy is another milestone in advancing palliative care in Malawi. The Council donated 15 cartons of bar soap and 500 surgical masks in a bid to help fight Covid 19.
|Palliative care services through motor cycles|
Ndi Moyo, through its Palliative Care Support Programme, delivered a motor cycle to Nkhata Bay District Hospital in April 2020. The motor cycle was delivered exclusively to support palliative care services in the district.
Nkhata Bay district is mountainous and, as some areas can only be reached by a motor cycle not a vehicle, this made it difficult for the district palliative care coordinator to reach patients that needed home visits. Nkhata Bay is one of the Palliative Care sites supported by Ndi Moyo. It was the second site to be given a motor cycle for home visits after St. Anne’s Hospital in Nkhotakota.
After delivery of the motor cycle, the number of home visits started to increase. This is a great improvement in providing palliative care services compared to when the hospital had no motor cycle to support provision of the services.
When Christina was diagnosed with Kaposi’s sarcoma on her right leg in 2010 this started the beginning of a lasting relationship with Ndi Moyo Palliative Care.
She was referred to Ndi Moyo by Salima District Hospital where she went first after developing some swelling around her leg. Since then, Christina says she has found hope of continuing the healthy life she has had over the past eleven years since she first started receiving treatment for cancer at Ndi Moyo.
“Over the years I have been able to go about my daily chores including farming because the medicines and care that I have received from Ndi Moyo have eased my pain” says Christina. Christina expresses her joy and hope of life through the care that she has been given at Ndi Moyo which also include food supplements to support her diet.
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