THE Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) yesterday donated personal protective equipment (PPE) worth $1 649 804 to the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
The donation consisted of 4 070 N95 and three-ply masks, 33 200 pairs of latex gloves, 200 pairs of goggles, 20 000 alcohol swabs and 10 litres of anti-bacterial soap.
Handing over the equipment to ministry officials at the association’s Harare offices, AHFoZ chief executive Shylet Sanyanga said the move is meant to ensure that health professionals on the frontline are protected against the deadly virus.
“AHFoZ members are conscious of the fact they are in the business of health, and they do realise that the battle against Covid-19 is not for the Government alone.
“As such, AHFoZ has mobilised resources to assist in the fight against the pandemic.
“The bulk of the items are personal protective equipment (PPE) as we would like our health professionals on the frontline to be protected.
“We know that the task at hand is huge and this donation might appear small in comparison to the task, however, it is a sincere gesture to demonstrate AHFoZ commitment in complementing the Government in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and we will continue doing so,” she said.