Morocco donates medical equipment to Malawi

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By Wezi Nyirongo Chamanza

Malawi is among 15 countries that will benefit from a donation of medical aid from the Kingdom of Morocco during the coronavirus pandemic.

His Majesty King Mohammed VI has given high instructions to send the medical aid to the fifteen brotherly African countries, this week.

The details are contained in a statement from the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans abroad.

This aid will benefit 15 African countries, belonging to all the sub-regions of the continent, namely: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Mauritania, Niger, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Tanzania, Chad and Zambia, added the same source” reads the statement.

The donated items include 8 million face masks, 900,000 screening sets, 600,000 hygiene caps, 60,000 coats, 30,000 liters of hydro-alcoholic gel, 75,000 packs of chloroquine and 15,000 packs of Azithromycin.

It adds, “This solidarity action is part of the implementation of the Initiative launched by His Majesty the King on April 13, 2020, as a pragmatic and action-oriented approach, intended to the brotherly African countries, enabling the sharing of experiences and good practices and aiming to establish an operational framework in order to support their efforts in the various phases of the pandemic management”.

According to the Ministry based in the capital, Rabat, all the protective products and equipment are produced in the Kingdom of Morocco by Moroccan companies and comply with the World Health Organization's standards.

Morocco is one of Malawi’s development partners providing support in various sectors including educational scholarships.

The two countries sealed diplomatic relations on 31 January 2001, in form of non-resident diplomatic missions.



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