Moses Masiye
June 10, 2015

Malawi’s Alleluyah band left for Italy on tuesday for a two month tour aimed at raising funds to assist boosting health services at Comfort clinic in southern region Balaka district.

Alleluyah band leader Paul Subiri told this blogger before departure that the initiative is an effort to ensure that free medical services offered to children under the age 15 and pregnant mothers continue at the clinic.

Subiri said this task started last year and thought of repeating the same during this thirteenth tour.

“We wish to see more other children and pregnant mothers continue accessing free health services at Comfort clinic,” said Subiri before departure on tuesday.

Comfort clinic is under Andiamo youth cooperative trust- AYCT.

One of the directors at AYCT Patrick Bwanali said funds realised during last year’s tour managed to contribute about a quarter of total budget for the hospital.

“The funds Alleluyah band raised in Italy last year, assisted us to procure essential drugs among other things.
“As a result, the facility managed to offer free medical services to over 60 thousand children below 15 years plus numerous pregnant mothers,” added Bwanali.

He said he is optimistic that this year’s trip will be fruitful as well.

Balaka district health officer Bertha Chikuse earlier commended Comfort clinic for relieving the district hospital by easing congestion among others.

Alleluyah band is expected back from Italy on August 20 this year.

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