TIME TO CHANGE
Julie Lupton, Secretary of MACS, explains that MACS has recently changed to become MACS CIO with a new bank account. So that we can continue helping the people of rural Malawi, we would be very grateful if you would transfer your Standing Order to the new account as soon as convenient
Tony Cox, chair of MACS, explains why MACS has changed into MACS CIO and what you should do if you donate to MACS with a Standing Order.
Malawi Association for Christian Support
MACS has been working in Malawi since 1993. This lovely land is among the poorest ten countries in the world. We work in partnership with local people on education, health and community projects in the rural areas, where the needs are greatest. People in the community work hard to contribute locally available materials.
MACS and Covid-19 in Malawi
MACS and Covid in Malawi
At the end of January 2021 Médecins Sans Frontières reported that Malawi was being swept by a new, fast-spreading wave of the disease that was quickly overwhelming the healthcare system. In the first few weeks of January 2021, the number of people confirmed with the disease doubled every four to five days, and while access to vaccines remained several months away. The number requiring hospitalisation has doubled every week since the beginning of January and the death toll rose sharply from 191 at the start of the year to 555 by the final week of January.
The virus had arrived relatively late in Malawi with the first three cases reported on 2nd April. Ten months later the UN reported that, from over 75,000 tests, 6,047 had proved positive with just 185 deaths, 76% of these deaths being amongst men.
MACS CIO is committed to protecting children and adults at risk from harm in the UK and Malawi. Our policy applies to all trustees and volunteers or anyone representing MACS CIO whether in the UK or overseas. For full details of our Policy see here