Catholic University in Malawi Donates Medical Equipment to Archdiocesan Facility  

The University Registrar, Mr. Francis Vincent Nkhoma making a symbolic presentation of the donated items to Ngulundi Mission Hospital Manager, Sr. Mercy Kanyumbu. Credit: CUNIMA website

The leadership of the Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA) has donated medical equipment to St. Joseph-Nguludi Mission Hospital of the Archdiocese of Blantyre.

In a news report over the weekend, the Vice Chancellor of CUNIMA is quoted as saying that the donation is part of the Catholic institution’s “corporate social responsibility.”

"As a corporate social responsibility we feel obligated to assist St. Joseph-Nguludi Hospital just as we have assisted others in some districts when they were hit by the floods", Francis Vincent Nkhoma has been quoted as saying in the news report published Saturday, September 18.

The Vice Chancellor adds, "As Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA) we have always had a good relationship of collaboration with the St. Joseph-Nguludi Mission Hospital, since the beginning in 2006."

The donation from the Catholic University included Oxygen Medical Cylinders, surgical gloves, latex examination gloves, and overall gowns.


Sr. Mercy Kanyumbu who received the medical equipment on behalf of the hospital leadership lauded CUNIMA for the donation, which she said would go a long way in boosting the health care situation of the facility.

"This is a timely donation; St. Joseph-Ngulundi hospital serves several people and sometimes we do not have these items, which were donated today by the Catholic University of Malawi for the benefit of the patients or health workers", Sr. Kanyumbu has been quoted as saying in the September 18 new report by Agenzia Fides.

CUNIMA’s donation to St. Joseph-Ngulundi hospital continues a tradition that the Catholic institution of higher learning has set over the years. 

In 2019, the Catholic institution that is under the auspices of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) responded to the joint call by Malawi’s President and the United Nation Humanitarian to assist people affected by floods by carrying out humanitarian activities aimed at assisting the victims of the floods. 

The Blantyre-based Catholic institution has previously donated assorted items to the people of God in Phalombe, Mulanje, and Chikwawa districts of Malawi in response to effects Cyclone Idai.

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“As Malawians we have to be concerned with the suffering of our friends and at Catholic University of Malawi we teach our students the concept of preferential option for the poor hence we came here to help our friends who were hit the heavy rains here in Phalombe,” the Registrar of CUNIMA, Francis Nkhoma, was quoted as saying in the 20 May 2019 news report.

Silas Mwale Isenjia is a Kenyan journalist with a great zeal and interest for Catholic Church related communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communication from Moi University in Kenya. Silas has vast experience in the Media production industry. He currently works as a Journalist for ACI Africa.