By Ellen Mlambo
CHIPINGE – The Apostolic Women Empowerment Trust (AWET), a non-profit-making organisation fighting for the end of child marriages in Apostolic Faith Churches has donated US$22 000 worth of personal protective equipment and detergents to three health service centres in Chipinge.
The donations were made to Chipinge District Hospital and two clinics in Ngaone, Ward 2.AWET also advocates for the empowering of women and adolescents so that they can participate in social and economic development processes that enable them to advance their rights.
The donation was handed over to Chipinge District Hospital on Thursday last week and AWET director Tendayi Gudo attended the function.
The health service centres received 1000 litres sodium hypochlorite, 1000 litres liquid soap, 750 litres thick bleach,250 toilet dip, 200 aprons, 200 face shields, 50 taped buckets, 1 000 disposable face masks, 1 000 bin liners, 250 litres floor polish, 50 mops, 400 kg Maq washing powder, 50 heavy-duty gloves, 1 739 units of hand sanitisers.
Chipinge District Medical Officer Brian Makumbe thanked AWET for the donation and urged people to maintain social distance good hygiene.
Makumbe said that there were 124 Covid- 19 cases in the province and of those 24 are clinicians and added that 56% were local transmissions.
Chipinge District Development Coordinator William Mashava said that AWET has always been there in times of disaster as it also donated to the people of Chipinge during the time of Cyclone Idai.
“During Idai AWET made donations. Their donations are complimenting Government efforts to fight Covid 19,” said Mashava.
“The donation will go a long way in assisting the people of Chipinge. We are trying our best to complement Government efforts in fighting against Covid 19. Everyone is at risk and we urge every person to take part in the fight against Covid 19,” said Gudo. https://masvingomirror.com