The First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has received a humanitarian award from a United States based organisation, Matter in recognition of her sterling work and philanthropic initiatives she is involved in through her Angel of Hope Foundation.

The organisation founded by Dennis and Megan Doyle 18 years ago is supporting more than 10 million people across the globe through various programmes that promote access to health and nutrition.

The organisation held an awards gala on the 13th of this month in the United States of America, where people from different sectors who are impacting on people’s lives in a positive and meaningful manner were honoured.

Amai Mnangagwa was one of the award recipients and was honoured with a humanitarian award for the work that she is doing through her foundation.

Angel of Hope Foundation Deputy Chairperson, Mrs Chipo Mtasa received the award on behalf of the First Lady.

Three of the winners will be supported by Matter to carry out strategic initiatives to further advance the organisation’s focus on innovation while strategically growing to deliver solutions that give people in their respective countries a chance to live a healthier life.

Matter is going to partner with the Angel of Hope Foundation and will oversee a three-year initiative that is expected to increase access to health and nutrition to the people of Zimbabwe.

The initiative will focus on equipping hospitals with the tools they need to care for patients in a dignified manner, as well as establishing nutrition gardens to serve hospitals and communities with nutrient-rich crops to address malnutrition and strengthen preventive healthcare, goals that tie in perfectly with Angel of Hope Foundation’s main focus of uplifting lives of disadvantaged children and other vulnerable members of society.

Matter already has a footprint in Zimbabwe after it availed equipment worth $600 000 at Lukosi Hospital in Hwange and Victoria Falls Hospital.