Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Zambia’s Vice President, Inonge Wina has donated various medical supplies worth $403 405 to the areas of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe following Cyclone Idai in a bid to curb health challenges, Lusaka Times reported.
Wina noted that the disruption of the normal routines caused by the disaster significantly affected the provision of critical services such as health, hence the need to donate.
“The breakdown in sanitary and water facilities has resulted in outbreak of epidemics such as cholera as already reported in Beira”, said Wina, adding that the donation will go a long way in reducing the burden of providing medical services to the affected communities.
“The Ministry of Health have taken precautions to ascertain how much of the supplies will go to the three affected countries and how much remains so that the country does not run out of medical supplies to support the people.”
The Vice President further urged the three countries’ communities not to be alarmed that government is sending such large quantities of supplies out at the expense of Zambians. She further noted that President, Edgar Lungu, said as a country which is part of Southern African Development Community (SADC), Zambia should respond to the needs of its neighbours.
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