By Audrey Rundofa
Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) has donated a vehicle (Toyota Land Cruiser) worth $30 000 and sundry worth $3 450 to Ministry of Health and Child Care (Mental Health Services Department).
The furniture consisted of eight chairs, fan, heater, binder, laminator and one armed chair.
The donation took place in Harare on the 12th of January 2018.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, Dr David Parirenyatwa Minister of Health and Child Care said MSF has been working with the ministry especially in supporting mental health services.
“MSF have supported in Forensic Mental Health Services, constructed the OPD and refurbished the Harare Psychiatric Hospital, Ngomahuru Hospital and trained General Nurse in the mental health gap,” he said.
Dr Parirenyatwa also said the ministry appreciate the great support from MSF and was very grateful to the donation of a vehicle and sundry to the mental health services department.
“The vehicle donation will go a long way in strengthening the community in the mental health services and support and supervision of mental health services in the country.
“We are really sad that you are leaving. We are waiting for goods news that you have decided to stay and continue supporting the Zimbabwean population,” he said.
Dr Parirenyatwa said that although MSF is about to leave in 2-3 months time, they have left good footprints in the country of Zimbabwe.
MSF organisation’s head of missions Mrs Abi Kebra Belaye said MSF has been working with the ministry of health and child care for the past 17 years and it has delivered the psychiatric programme to the ministry to support the mental health department to continue providing support and supervision across Zimbabwe.