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.
You can read the EPUT article here.
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The money that you raise will go straight to ZLP.
This Christmas we are asking you to give just a small donation to help us support our hospitals in Zimbabwe. Just click on the donate button on this page and help us buy them what they need.
ZLP members prepared the latest shipment of donations heading for Zimbabwe.
A variety of supporters contributed to bring together a list of items including…
- 18 emergency bags for life saving equipment
- 300 + catheter tubes
- Over 100 injection and insulin syringes
- Oxygen tubes
- Over 100 blood tests needles
- 8 big and small clinic waste bins
- Over 100 brand new unisex T – shirts varies sizes for adults
- Medical books
- Oxygen masks
- Feeding tubes
- Walking aids
- Various items for use in theatre
- 4 Boxes of safety scalp vein sets
A big thanks to all the volunteers and supporters!
ZLP is delighted to announce it has won the annual EPUT Quality Improvement award for the work done to help improve mental health services in Zimbabwe.
You can read more about this on the EPUT website by clicking this link.
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.
You can view some pictures of the ZLP workshops that took place in Harare over the week of 23rd September 2019 here
Donations are an important part of the project’s work. Medical equipment, pre-owned or purchased with donation money are put straight to use in the hospitals.
This year we donated equipment worth in excess of £20,000.
If you would like to support our project with donations you can use the donate page.
Oliver’s participation in ZLP activities has once again been recognised by his employer. You can read their article via this link.