First lady lauds American Christian Brigade’s life-saving visit
Written by Millennium on August 8, 2019
FIRST Lady Esther Lungu has commended the American Christian Brigade, a United States based organization, for considering to come to Zambia to offer free medical services to vulnerable communities.
Mrs Lungu said Kaumbwe community, in particular, in Chieftainess Mwanjabantu‘s chiefdom in Petauke District, should consider itself fortunate for being among the targeted communities to receive the various medical services from the American civil organisation.
Speaking at a meeting held in Chieftainess Mwanjabantu‘s area yesterday, the First Lady urged the community to cooperate with the American entourage, which she said was in the area for charity works and services.
Director of American Christian Brigade, Ishmael Montala, said his organisation was a group of medical volunteers from the USA, which has worked in partnership with the Esther Lungu Foundation, for the past three years and whose mission was to give medical assistance to the vulnerable rural communities.
Dr Montala says the medical group consists of doctors and health staff in various medical specialties of surgical, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics and many other medical ailments.
The team has in the past week, treated over six hundred patients with major ailments of growths, side pains, urinary tract infections and malaria, among others.
The organization is managing complicated ailments and that those that cannot be managed at the camping site are referred to higher health institutions.
Chieftainess Mwanjabanthu, who’s chiefdom hosted the American Christian Brigade group of health experts, has commended the Esther Lungu Foundation for considering his chiefdom for such medical operations, which she said has greatly benefited her subjects free medical services not offered in the rural health centres.
The First Lady later made donations of assorted materials and food stuffs to mothers and expecting mothers at Kaumbwe health centre, among them being sanitary towels, groceries, learning and sports materials, which went to Kaumbwe School in the same chiefdom.
Mrs Lungu was in Kaumbwe area of Chieftainess Mwanjabanthu on her continued charity programmes in the area.
She has since travelled back to Lusaka.