Harare Central Hospital last week received a $10 000 shot in the arm from the African Sun group of hotels which runs a social investment programme with several initiatives.
The hospital, which had literally collapsed because of economic problems two years ago is still struggling to find its feet and relies on donations.
The government is not yet in a position to restore its true status as the country’s largest referral hospital.
African Sun has also donated linen and crockery worth another $10 000 to Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo.
The programme is co-sponsored by the United Nations under its eight millennium goals meant to assist government in humanitarian and other social needs.
“Health improvement is one of the three areas that African Sun have adopted alongside achieving universal primary education and eradication of poverty and hunger,” said Tich Hwingiri the Operations Manager of African Sun.
African Sun has also partnered with World Vision Zimbabwe to assist in efforts towards poverty and hunger eradication, targeting vulnerable groups such as children orphaned by HIV and Aids.
The hotel group has gone further to partner with the City of Harare in its efforts to upgrade and maintain Mbare Swimming Pool and to supply the pool with chemicals on a regular basis.