ZimHealth Network Supports COVID-19 Response in Zimbabwe

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Myles Matarise

STAFF WRITER

matarisem@dailynews.co.zw

The Zimbabwe Network for Health (ZimHealth) has donated US $5,000 worth of cleaning and disinfecting materials to 10 hospitals and clinics across Zimbabwe as part of the COVID-19 response.

 

ZimHealth, a non-profit organisation supported by Zimbabweans and other benefactors in the diaspora donated the materials to health facilities in Mount Darwin, Mberengwa and Rusape recently.

“ZimHealth is committed to supporting improvement in the health outcomes of Zimbabweans at large and recognizing the enormous challenges presented by the COVID-19 emergency on the health system.

“Infection control within the health facilities is critical to protecting health workers and patients and ensuring that health services are not disrupted.

“We are extremely grateful to all who heed our call for support whose contributions have made this possible,” ZimHealth Europe chairperson Erica Kufa told the Daily News.

The donation includes 650 litres of hand sanitiser and 870 litres of hand soap, all procured locally in Zimbabwe which have been earmarked for specifying the health facilities here.

Kufa expressed that ZimHealth would continue to mobilise support for healthcare facilities around the country.

Recipient facilities include Karanda Mission Hospital in Mashonaland central.

“The whole world has seen what COVID-19 can do.

“The many lives lost and the severe impact on livelihoods should encourage all of us to act so that we end this pandemic,” Kufa said.

The Zimbabwe Network for Health (ZimHealth) is a non-governmental, non-profit association, registered in Geneva and established by Zimbabweans living in Europe to mobilise financial, material and human resources to support health services in Zimbabwe.

 

 

ZimHealth unites Zimbabweans and friends of Zimbabwe from all walks of life to support rehabilitation of primary, secondary and tertiary public health facilities by utilising a partnership and team based, transparent and highly targeted project support system.

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