AUSTRALIAN Ambassador to Zimbabwe, her excellency Bronte Moules says her government has invested an amount to the tune of US$65 000 towards procuring respiratory support equipment for the Harare Central Hospital pediatric division.
By Michael Gwarisa
Speaking during her courtesy call visit to the Minister of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) this morning (30/5/18), Ambassador Moules said there was great potential in Zimbabwe and Australia’s bilateral relationships and the health sector was one major focus area for development.
“We are hopeful that this can be a period where we can do more great potential in our bilateral relations. The health sector is one area we have been working for quite some time and we will be at Harare Hospital tomorrow morning to handover some more equipment there.
“I think there is practical cooperation between the wonderful doctors and nurses of Zimbabwe and Australia. Tomorrow we are delivering some equipment to the children’s hospital, these are some equipment to providing respiratory support for new born babies and premature babies. This builds on some other practical assistance being provided in terms of air conditioning, basic equipment for maternal health,” said Ambassador Moules.
Health minister, Dr David Parirenyatwa said the cordial relations being enjoyed by Zimbabwe and Australia were a good step in the right direction especially under the new dispensation.
“As you know Australia and Zimbabwe have a long standing relationships and we have had a lot of assistance specifically at Harare hospital at the pediatric hospital. Under the new dispensation, we are looking forward to have a stronger relationship with Australia,” said Dr Parirenyatwa.