Some of the ZLP team, Lucia, Fiona, and Brian arriving in Harare for the start of the workshops at Sally Mugabe Psychiatric Hospital.
First day of workshops at Sally Mugabe Psychiatric Hospital in Harare sharing learning on the impact of Covid 19 on mental health as well as discussing integrating mental health care into the community and primary care. Also sharing best practice and approaches to delivering drug and alcohol detox programmes.
Final day of workshops yesterday followed by a meeting at the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) Head Office to discuss opportunities in mental healthcare partnership.
It has been a full week for the ZLP team of workshops and meeting potential partnership organisations in Zimbabwe including: British Embassy in Zimbabwe, Women’s University of Zimbabwe, #Pamumvuri, Mr Moses Chihobvu, Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services and with both the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) teams.
Blood pressure monitors that were recently donated by ZLP were gratefully received by all recipients in Zimbabwe. This generous donation of arm and wrist blood pressure monitors was from a private individual, Phil Ross from Essex, UK and ZLP funded the shipping to Zimbabwe and safe delivery of the monitors.
Some monitors were given to the Ministry of Health for distribution to remote areas and others were delivered directly to several hospitals. Among the recipients were Harare Psychiatric hospital, Ingutsheni hospital in Bulawayo, Ngomahuru Hospital in Masvingo and Chikurubi Prison in Harare. Ngomahuru sincerely thanked all ZLP members for the contribution and Chikurubi said the donation would ‘go a long way in the smooth running of our institution’ praising ZLP for showing social responsibility.