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Official Opening of Runyararo Health Centre

By News

Last week the hospital at Runyararo, Zimbabwe, was officially opened by Vice President Kembo Mohadi. This modern, fully equipped health centre will bring much needed facilities to a rural area of Zimbabwe where previously residents would have to walk many kilometres to reach the nearest hospital. VP Mohadi was given a tour of the facilities by Business Development Manager Alistair Johnston, and he was impressed with the facilities. The hospital will serve a population of around 13,000 people, all of them Cyclone Idai survivors.

Minister Visits Runyararo

By Built to Care, Mini Hospitals, News

On December 14th we had the pleasure of welcoming Hon Dr.
Douglas Mombeshora, Minister of Health and Childcare, to our
Runyararo Health Centre in Chimanimani. He was shown around
the facility by Alistair Johnston and Brian Madamombe from
NMSI. The Minister was very impressed with the hospital and
indicated that the facility will be opened by His Excellency the
President of Zimbabwe sometime next year.

Vice President Visits Mataga Health Centre

By Built to Care, Health Centres, Mini Hospitals, News
Hon. Gen. Dr C.D.G.N Chiwenga, Zimbabwean Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, visited the Mataga Health Centre site on 8th August 2023 to observe progress made.
Construction on the third site of the Built to Care Zimbabwe programme is complete, with equipment assembly and loading finishing on 30th July. Training and acceptance has commenced and is due to be completed at the end of August.

Cowdray Park Handed Over to Ministry of Health and Childcare

By Mini Hospitals, News

Following the ceremonial opening of Cowdray Park, the Health Centre was officially handed over to the Ministry of Health and Child Care on 4th August 2023.

NMSI representative Tendayi Gatsi and Provincial Medical Directorate Teams (PMD) examined the facility room by room to verify the equipment inventory list, before the Health Centre was signed over to the PMD.

Cowdray Park Presidential Ceremony

By Mini Hospitals, News, Rural Health Centres

On 2nd August 2023, His Excellency President Mnangagwa presided over the ceremonial opening of Cowdray Park Health Centre in Bulawayo, the second facility to be completed as part of NMSI’s Zimbabwean Healthcare Programme. Also in attendance were the Vice President of Zimbabwe, the First Lady, the Minister of State and Minister of Finance.

The facility will bring healthcare closer to the people of Cowdray Park, serving the city’s most populous suburb whilst decongesting the current referral hospitals in Bulawayo.

Commenting on the impact of the facility, HE President Mnangagwa said: “this modern healthcare facility is between the clinic and the major hospitals. It can help the communities around here… We are happy to have state-of-the-art facilities.”

Equipment Installation, Commissioning and Training Commences at Mataga

By Mini Hospitals, News, Rural Health Centres

Installation, Commissioning, Maintenance and Training (ICMT) has commenced on the third Health Centre site at Mataga, following the delivery of equipment to site on 26th July.

NMSI’s ICMT team immediately began offloading, assembly, installation and room loading, finishing on 30th July. Training and acceptance testing on all equipment has now begun and is due to be completed in August.

Zimbabwean Vice President Completes Due Diligence Visit

By Health Centres, Hospitals, Mini Hospitals, News

Zimbabwean Vice President and Minister of Health Dr Constantino Chiwenga made a due diligence visit to the NMSI-built Mfuwe District Hospital on 11 May 2023. The Hon Minister was officially received by the Hon Peter Phiri Zambian Eastern Province Provincial Minister, and escorted by NMSI Country General Manager, Iain Maclean.

The purpose of the visit to the Country was to see NMSI’s Zambian health infrastructure development, specifically the recently completed Mfuwe District Hospital at Mambwe, Zambia.

Concluding the visit, Minister Chiwenga observed: “I must say this is very impressive and can definitely go a long way in decongesting referral hospitals as well as bringing quality healthcare to our people as envisioned by our President, His Excellency Dr ED Mnangagwa.”

“A facility like this will boost the confidence of clients, including tourists, because it will be fully equipped with staff, supplies and equipment,” he said.

Mambwe District Hospital is a fully-equipped 80-bed general hospital, complete with two operating theatres, MRI and CT scanners.

NMSI attend the 2023 Zimbabwe International Trade Fair

By Health Centres, Hospitals, Ministry of Finance, News

NMSI were delighted to attend this year’s Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo. The Exhibition took place from the 25th to 29th April and brought together a diverse audience to promote trade and investment within Zimbabwe.

A team from NMSI comprising Alistair Johnston (NMSI Business Development Manager, Sub-Sahara Africa), Brian Madamombe (Country Agent in Construction), Gareth Sinnett (Head of Trade & Project Finance) and Tendayi Gatsi (Zimbabwe Technical Support Assistant), exhibited the Zimbabwe Health Facilities Programme at the British Embassy stand to numerous parties and individuals, raising awareness and understanding of the project.

Amongst the visitors to the stand was the Zimbabwean Minister of Finance, Mthuli Ncube, who expressed his satisfaction with the current delivery and progress of this project.

British Ambassador visits Cowdray Park

By Built to Care, Health Centres, News

On 25th April, Melanie Robinson (British Ambassador to Zimbabwe) and David Gate (Country Director of Trade and Investment, UK Department for Business Trade) visited Cowdray Park Health Centre to tour the facility, discuss the project and understand what is being achieved.

The Ambassador and team were impressed with the quality of work and expressed their delight that the project is benefitting areas of need.