First Lady Thandiwe Banda says the HIV/AIDS and Cancer debilitation have remained serious challenges to the country’s development.
Mrs. Banda says the situation demands the support and combined efforts of all stakeholders to be addressed.
She noted that these diseases which lead to prolonged illness, need special care which can only be made available through the participation of everyone.
The First Lady said this in Lusaka last night when she officiated at the prize-giving ceremony of a fundraising golf tournament organized by the Chainama Golf Club.Mrs. Banda commended the Chainama Golf Club for adopting the Kalingalinga hospice as one of the institutions they would support.
The First Lady said like other organizations, the sports fraternity must actively participate in efforts aimed at meeting some of the needs of the people in communities.
She said the Hospice was playing an important role by providing the necessary care and support to the terminally ill patients without any form of discrimination.
And Kalingalinga Hospice Administrator Sister Kay O’Neill commended the Chainama Golf Club for choosing to support the hospice.
Sr. O’Neill assured that the contributions to the institution would be used for their intended purposes.
Over K20 million was raised at the fund-raising golf tournament.
Recently, The First Lady in company of her South African counterpart Nompumelelo Nthuli Zuma, Vice President George Kunda’s wife, Ireen and Ministers’ spouses visited the Kalingalinga hospice.