By Fungai Jachi
A group of volunteer medical personnel is complementing government efforts in providing medical care to vulnerable communities.
Access to health care services has improved in the country. However, some sections of the society still face challenges in receiving affordable health care.
A local volunteer medical personnel, the Angels Foundation’s Doctors and Nurses on a Mission project, was therefore officially launched this Saturday to provide free medical care to the vulnerable communities.
“So far, we have helped over 1 800 people and we intend to continue with this work. Our aim is to assist the government by providing free medical care to orphans, the elderly and those in vulnerable communities,” said the Chief Executive Officer of Angels Foundation Zimbabwe, Mr. Eddie Munyoro.
Head doctor, Dr Tafadzwa Mungiria and head nurse, Sister Babra Johannie outlined the importance of giving back to the community.
“As a country, we are working towards being an upper middle-income economy by 2030 and what better way to do our part than to ensure we have a healthy people. We are hopeful that we will make an impact in the societies we work in,” he said.
Said Sister Johannie: “I always knew that I wanted to be a nurse and the passion for helping others pushed me into volunteering to help others.”
At least 1800 people in several provinces across the country have benefited from the Doctors and Nurses on a mission project since 2018.