Today we handed over 8. 5 million Malawi Kwacha worth of Actellic 300 CS for Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) to Mulanje Mission Hospital for its malaria control program.The chemical is used to kill mosquitoes, an insect that transmits malaria.

The support according to EPM' Corporate Affairs Manager Rabson Kachilele is aimed at preventing cases of malaria that are common in rainy season.

"Malaria remains one of the serious health problems in Malawi and we (EPM employees) are not spared by the disease. Supporting this initiative demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that members of the community including our employees live a healthy and productive life " said Kachilele.

The hospital's Medical Director Dr. Arie Glas said through the IRS, the Hospital has registered a significant reduction in malaria caused mortality and morbidity in all ages.

"We registered eight U-5 malaria deaths in 2016, one in 2017 and zero cases the past four years and we largely attribute this stride to the IRS," said Dr. Glas.

He then thanked EPM for the support which he said will reach out to seven villages within the hospital's catchment area and two EPM's compounds.

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