Lions Clubs of District 412 on Wednesday donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to frontline staff at Wilkins Hospital and Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.
The donation of PPEs, which was also extended to other hospitals in Midlands and Bulawayo, is part of Lions Clubs International US$10 000 kit to help Zimbabwe copy with the Covid-19 pandemic.
John Mwinjilo, the Lions Multiple District 412A Chairman of Public Relations, said Lions Clubs International found it fit to donate PPEs to frontline staff in Zimbabwe as a way of protecting them against COVID-19 as they discharge their duties.
“This initiative is part of Lions Club International programs that assist communities in emergency situations,” he said.
Lions Multiple District 412A comprises of Lions in Botswana and Zimbabwe.
This is not the first time Lions Clubs MD412A is assisting Zimbabwe. The charity organisation has in the past assisted communities in the country such as the recent Binga Floods disaster, Cyclone Idai disaster and have also sponsored advocacy initiatives, advertising and community awareness during last year’s Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign to the tune of US$70000.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 230 countries and geographical areas around the world.