(Times of Zambia)-HEALTH Minister Silvia Masebo has commended World Vision for its continued support to the health sector.
Ms Masebo praised World Vision when her ministry received 25 electrocardiograph machines and other assorted medical supplies worth US$1 million from the organisation, saying the donation would enable health experts to diagnose various types of heart ailments.
She said the donation would go a long way in boosting health service delivery.
“This donation will greatly improve our patient’s outcome, this government recognises the tremendous work that World Vision Zambia is doing in the country,” Ms Masebo said “Government is happy for the previous support in the area of health for giving 1,000,000 de-worming tablets for children,” Ms Masebo added.
She said World Vision would be launching multiple micronutrients supplements, which would reach approximately 329,378 pregnant women at a cost of US$ 2.8 million.
Meanwhile, World Vision Zambia country director John Hasse said that his organisation had prioritised the needs of pregnant women and under -five children in rural areas through increased investment in health infrastructure.
He said World Vision was working in line with its five-year strategic goal of contributing to the measurable and sustainable improvement in the well-being of 1.5 million vulnerable children.
“As World Vision Zambia, we will continue to supplement the Government’s efforts in ensuring that health care services are taken close to the family and community as much as possible.
“This is because it’s in line with the Government’s priority of realising universal health coverage for all,” Mr Hasse said.