In this edition of Legal Monitor newsletter, we share stories on the contribution by OSISA in helping combat the spread of coronavirus in Zimbabwe and how the organisation is assisting in protecting and promoting human rights during the COVID-19 induced national lockdown.
OSISA helps Zim fight COVID-19
As part of a multi-faceted effort to combat the growing menace of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Zimbabwe, the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) recently donated equipment worth more than US$80 000 to Bulawayo’s Thorngrove Infectious Disease Hospital. It was a timely donation as the council-run hospital had just turned one of its wings into an isolation unit for COVID-19 patients when OSISA delivered the equipment. The equipment included resuscitation trolleys, tables and chairs, medical gloves, medical gowns and intravenous drip rod drops. Thorngrove Infectious Disease Hospital became the latest beneficiary of OSISA’s drive towards fighting COVID-19. Before Thorngrove Infectious Disease Hospital, OSISA donated equipment to Mutare Infectious Diseases Hospital run by the local council. OSISA has invested over US$6 million in 12 southern African countries as part of a multi-dimensional approach to responding to the effects of the crisis in the SADC region, said OSISA Executive Director Siphosami Malunga.
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Source: Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights