Marondera, 17 May, 2017 ………The partnership of
The containers included various medical supplies and equipment in two 40-foot containers weighing 12 tones.
The donation will benefit and positively impact on the health and well-being of the province’s population dovetailing into the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s mission and vision of promoting the health and quality of life of the people of Zimbabwe.
Marondera Provincial Hospital is a referral hospital for the whole Mashonaland East Province. It serves a catchment of 1.4 million and is situated in the provincial capital Marondera, about 70 km east of Harare.
The second beneficiary, Mount St Mary’s Hospital, is a mission hospital run by the Catholic Church. It is a district hospital which also serves as a referral hospital for over 40 clinics and small hospitals in the Hwedza District.
For many years, Celebration Health, Medshare and The
MedShare is humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. They help increase health system capacity and drive sustainability by providing equipment, training and service to healthcare organizations and medical professionals serving populations in need.
Speaking during the handover ceremony,
Celebration Health Chairman, Dr Peter Mbizvo said that the practical cooperation between all the partners involved in the health sector is as important as it is coming at a crucial moment.
The Marondera Provincial Health Director, Dr. Simukai Zizhou, expressed his gratitude for the donation and also thanked the goodwill partners for their support to the country's health sector over the past years, and particularly to their kind donation to the two hospitals.
"A friend in need is a friend indeed. This batch of medical supplies and equipment is just what the people need desperately to eradicate diseases," Mount Saint Mary’s head Father Tsambare said.
About Celebration Health
Celebration Health, a non-profit Christian organization was founded in 1996 by Pastor Tom Deuschle and registered as a Trust under Zimbabwean laws. Our vision is to transform lives and reform communities through sustainable healthcare solutions. We aim to meet people’s health needs – spirit, soul and body. Since its inception, Celebration Health has been involved in several initiatives providing medical humanitarian and development assistance to rural, peri-urban and urban communities with limited or no access to basic health care. Our values: Service; Integrity; Compassion; Innovation; Agility; Teamwork; Excellence
MedShare is a humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world.MedShare helps increase health system capacity and drives sustainability by providing biomedical equipment training and service to healthcare organizations and medical professionals serving populations in need.MedShare’s deliveries of vital medical supplies and equipment have decreased our nation’s carbon footprint and brought health, healing and the promise of better lives to 97 countries and countless patients.