Members of the Zimbabwe Life Project (ZLP), a diaspora philanthropic group of health professionals based in the United Kingdom paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Stuart Comberbach, Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade retired Lieutenant General Dr Sibusiso Moyo.
ZLP, a group of 26 health volunteers from Zimbabwe, Britain and other nationalities is a success story of the Government’s diaspora engagement efforts.
Speaking after paying a courtesy call on Ambassador Comberbach, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zimbabwe Life Project, Mrs Lucia Vambe said the visit was an eye opener.
“I have learnt that coming here we share common ground that we face similar challenges although we maybe in different scenarios, what I saw with the team in Zimbabwe is how they work with limited resources and are dedicated to their patients,” said Vambe
Ambassador Comberbach expressed appreciation for what the ZLP has done saying it is a step in the right direction towards Government’s diaspora engagement efforts.
“As you know there is a diaspora directorate being set up in this Ministry now and right from the beginning of the new dispensation, President Mnangagwa has made it a real priority for our embassies and government to reach out to the diaspora wherever they are to encourage them to use their talent, skills and expertise to assist Zimbabwe as we rebuild our economy,” Ambassador Comberbarch said.
The group donated equipment and surgical consumables to a number of Zimbabwean hospitals.
The team was in the country on a two week tour to share knowledge and experience with mental health staff in Zimbabwe.