Malawi health staff thank UNISON

Malawi health staff at Machinjiri Health Centre have thanked UNISON members for their solidarity during the coronavirus global pandemic.

UNISON branches across the UK have raised funds so health staff at the clinic can distribute free soap, buckets and other cleaning materials. The staff can also promote good hygiene.

UNISON Scotland’s Gordon McKay, who was president of UNISON 2018 – 2019, chose Machinjiri maternity clinic as his presidential charity.

He and Wilma Brown – UNISON member in Fife Health Branch – raised funds to build a maternity ward, they have also built a strong a relationship with Machinjiri health staff and the wider community.

Malawi is the one of the poorest countries in the world.

Issa Imedi Jafali, a community worker in the region who has been helping UNISON Scotland said: “A lovely day here today on Thursday 21/05/20, when we went around Machinjiri Health Centre distributing hand washing materials that helps contain the spread of COVID-19 in our rural communities.

“We are so grateful for the donation received from UNISON Scotland.

“Our massive thanks goes to the lovely management, branches and members of UNISON Scotland.
“Speaking on behalf of the Senior Chief Machinjiri, GVH Nsomba appreciated your thoughts and kindness during this time of the pandemic.”