jci president.jpgVisiting Junior Chamber International (JCI) president, Mr. Kentaro Harada who was on a three day visit has commended government and other stakeholders’ efforts in fighting malaria and HIV and has expressed confidence that Zimbabwe could attain the Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) come 2015.


Addressing journalists in the capital, Mr. Harada said judging by the decline in statistics of mortality rates related to malaria and HIV related sickness coupled with some programmes that have been rolled out in Zimbabwe, the country might be on the right path towards achieving its MDGs.

Meanwhile, the JCI and a local mobile telecommunications provider, NetOne have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that shall see the telecommunications provider giving a hand to all programmes that are undertaken by the JCI.

Speaking soon after the signing ceremony in which the telecommunications provider pledged 100 treated mosquito nets earmarked for the fight against malaria, Zimbabwe JCI national president, Mr. Patson Mahachi welcomed the move and urged Zimbabweans to tackle their problems head-on.

The JCI is an affiliate of the United Nations and is a worldwide community of people aged between 18 to 40 and is currently on a one million treated mosquito nets campaign that are to be distributed to disadvantaged communities to fight malaria.