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MUM's last big challenge Debate, 18/11/14 [S]

Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 18 November 2014 on MUMsí last big challenge. The debate was opened by Alex Fergusson (Con).

The motion was debated without any question being put:

"That the Parliament notes the ongoing work of the charity, Malawi Underprivileged Mothers (MUMs), which was founded in 2005 by Linda McDonald, who worked in Edinburgh, to raise funds for improvements at Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe; further notes the support that MUMs has given to Charity Salima and the Achikondi clinic, which is a maternity clinic established by Charity Salima using her own resources, which now helps to deliver between 40 and 50 babies per month, provide ante- and post-natal care to mothers and babies, runs an under-fives clinic and provides HIV testing and family planning advice; is concerned that the clinicís privacy has been compromised, but notes that Charity Salima has begun to build a new purpose-built clinic with a 17-bed capacity; recognises that MUMs has launched a challenge to raise the £15,000 required to complete the clinic by the end of December 2014 and commends the charity pack that it has made available to individuals and organisations challenging them to raise £100 toward the target, and wishes Linda McDonald and everyone involved with MUMs every success in achieving their aim."

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 18 November 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 18 November 2014