CWGH donates to Cyclone Idai victims


The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) in partnership with Medico International has donated items aimed at promoting the health of vulnerable communities in Cyclone Idai-ravaged areas.

The two organisations also presented aid worth US$50 000 to affected communities in Chimanimani, while mothers also received a timely boost of toiletries, food and kitchenware to ensure that they prepare decent meals for their families, particularly children.

CWGH executive director Itai Rusike said the organisation was deeply rooted in the community and was, thus, awarding the community the opportunity to be visible and engage in public health sector processes in Zimbabwe.

Rusike said CWGH worked with community health workers, hence the need to support them with food since they have volunteered to assist in the affected areas.

“For the prevention of diseases, we will provide mosquito nets, hand wash and water guard. A target of 100 households in the affected areas of Chimanimani district will receive these items, focusing mainly on vulnerable members of society such as women and orphans,” he said.

Rusike said each of the identified 100 households managed to get cartons of fruit juices, sugar beans, kapenta fish, soya means, cooking oil, sugar and salt.

They will also receive toiletries.

Each of the households will receive 20-litre buckets to fetch and store water, a set of plates, cups and pots, serving and cooking spoons, steel knives, table and teaspoons.

CWGH chairperson Delphine Chirimuuta said the organisation partnered with Medico International to help improve the welfare of the survivors of Cyclone Idai in Chipinge and Chimanimani whose livelihoods were shattered following the disaster in March this year.

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