Royal College donates £5,000 to urgent appeal for Malawi

01 Mar 2021

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has donated £5,000 to assist an urgent appeal for medical supplies to assist hospitals fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi.

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The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has donated £5,000 to assist an urgent appeal for medical supplies to assist hospitals fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi. 

As Malawi suffers its second COVID-19 wave, far worse than its first, there is a critical shortage of oxygen to treat those in hospital. The Scotland Malawi Partnership has established an urgent, time-limited appeal through which people can donate to support oxygen supply in Malawi. 

Professor Jackie Taylor, President of the Glasgow based College which represents physicians and surgeons from across the UK and internationally, said:

“Scotland has close ties with Malawi and when we heard that only three hospitals in the country have oxygen plants, while the others are struggling to treat patients without the necessary equipment to administer and monitor oxygen, we knew we had to assist.

“The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is proud that we have the HOPE Foundation which is our fundraising and charitable arm. I am pleased to say that we have donated £5,000 to the Scotland Malawi Partnership to assist the hospitals to have access to the equipment they so badly need.”

There are currently two fund raising appeals for Malawi; the Scotland Malawi call for funds for oxygen administration and monitoring equipment. Details can be found here.

There is also another named the BumpItForward appeal which is helping Malawi gain access to 1.5 million doses of the Oxford/AZ vaccine in March.

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