Posted on Jan 06, 2020

Reducing Infant and Maternal Deaths in Zimbabwe

The Rotary Club of Ottawa is working with the Sunnybrook Health Center in Toronto and the Harare Dawn Rotary Club, Zimbabwe, to arrange for the shipment of 32 infant incubators to Harare for installation at the main hospital. These have been donated by Sunnybrook and have been packed into 3 shipping containers. The Harare hospital lost their infant incubators in a fire earlier this year. The transportation cost is CAD$24,000 and the Rotary Club of Ottawa is anxious to work with interested Rotary Clubs to have the incubators shipped in January of 2020. 
 
 
 
Several Rotary Clubs, and generous donors, have already provided some funding. However, as we have not yet raised the full amount, we are seeking help from other Rotary Clubs. Poor health conditions in Zimbabwe mean that many infants are born prematurely with breathing problems and these incubators provide support until the infants can breathe on their own.
 
We are happy to provide details in person or by sharing documents. Please help if you can. 
 
Ché Weist, Chair International Service Committee, Rotary Club of Ottawa cheweist@gmail.com
John Lark, Past President, Rotary Club of Ottawa johnlark@mac.com