By LINDA NYONDO
LIONS Clubs in Zambia have pledged to continue supplementing Governmentâ€™s efforts in reducing infant and maternal mortality.
District 413-Zambia Governor Davidson Theo said the Lions attach great importance to the health of women and children.
He said this in Lusaka on Sunday when the Lions Club of Ibex donated assorted items to Bauleni Clinic and Katoba Rural Health Centre of Chongwe.
The donated items worth K16,000 included bed sheets, pillows and sanitary pads.
Professor Theo said stakeholders should pool their efforts in improving health service delivery.
â€œAs Lions clubs, we are fully aware of the challenges people in our communities face, if we can care for life, then we are going in the right direction,â€ Prof Theo said.
He said it is important to support the needy in society and to help improve their standards of living.
Lions Club of Ibex president Mgijima Ngwenya said the organisation decided to donate to the two health institutions after appreciating their needs.
Mr Ngwenya said the Lions Club is committed to supplementing Governmentâ€™s efforts by helping vulnerable people in respective communities to alleviate poverty.
Mr Ngwenya said the Lions Club realised that the two health facilities have many needs but the organisation thought of donating to the maternity wards where life begins.
â€œThe maternity wards are not conducive for expectant mothers and their new born, life is precious hence the need for the mother and child to be in a conducive environment,â€™â€™ Mr Ngwenya.
And Lukoshi ward councillor Kennedy Matabula said the donation might seem small but it will help to alleviate the suffering of mothers.
By LINDA NYONDO