Ethanol Company Limited (ETHCO) has donated 400 litres of laboratory-grade ethanol worth 1.5 million Malawi kwacha to the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences’ Biomedical Sciences Department.
This development follows ETHCO’s anticipatory proactiveness to support institutions and surrounding communities in the post Covid-19 period and it constitutes the company’s exercise of its core values of people-centeredness and responsibility to foster excellence and scientific innovation.
Speaking during the handover ceremony at KUHeS on Wednesday 24th August, 2022, Operations Manager for ETHCO, Dereck Zamaere, said despite KUHES being into education and heath sectors which are two of the pillars ETHCO is supporting, they deemed it imperative to support KUHeS with ethanol as the institution is doing a lot in training professionals in the health sector.
“We thought of making this donation because KUHeS produces quality doctors who contribute to the well-being of our communities and employees” said Zamaere.
On his part, Acting Executive Dean for the school of Life Sciences and Allied Health Professions, Associate Professor Arox Kamng’ona thanked ETHCO for the donation which he said was timely and would go a long way in assisting the department in the teaching of Anatomy and preservation of specimens that are used in teaching Biomedical students.
“This has come at a very critical time as Ethanol is critical in our studies and preservation of specimens hence this donation will go a long way in catering for the department’s needs for a year or more” Said Kamng’ona.