President Emmerson Mnangagwa has handed over a consignment of medical and surgical equipment worth $2 million sourced from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) in Harare.

Speaking at the handover ceremony in Harare today, President Mnangagwa said government will continue to collaborate with UAE and other countries in helping to address the country’s health challenges.

“We will continue to collaborate with the UAE and other countries so as to resuscitate the health sector,” he said.

The President challenged the Ministry of Health and Child Care to facilitate training and development programmes at all levels to improve service delivery within the sector.

“I challenge the Health Ministry to organise and or facilitate the smooth running of development programmes countrywide to ensure that the service delivery improves within the sector at all levels,” the President said.

He urged the responsible minister to ensure that not only central hospitals benefit but cascade to district hospitals.

In his speech, UAE Ambassador to South Africa Mahesh Saeed Alhameli reiterated his government’s commitment to providing not only material support to Zimbabwe but also economic and health, particularly children and women support.