STANBIC Bank has responded to the obtaining cholera epidemic by donating goods worth US$70 000 to the ministry of health and child care (MoHCC) to fight the cholera scourge which has ravaged the Capital city.
Speaking during the handover event, Stanbic Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Palmer Mugavha said cholera was not a government issue alone and as an organisation, they had taken it upon themselves to intervene through any means possible.
“As a bank we saw it fit to assist the government because this epidemic does not just affect government only but affects our whole nation. As corporates we are part of Zimbabwe and we felt it was fit for us to come and provide assistance where it was necessary.
“We got in touch with the ministry to find the areas of need. We are donating 5000 litres of IV fluid, 5000×20 litre containers to be distributed to various households these containers will be used for fetching water from boreholes to ensure they put the clean water into clean containers.
“We have also donated 10 000 plastics aprons for the health care workers, face masks x 50 000, latex gloves x 100 pairs, and 100 pairs of gumboots. We are also in the processing of importing water treatment tablets which we expect to arrive by next week Wednesday all valued at US$70 000,” said Mugavha.
He urged Zimbabweans to observe hygiene practices so as to avoid infection and reinfection at all times.
Stanbic has been at the forefront of intervening in various health related projects lately with the latest intervention being its recent donation to people living with albinism.