Zuva Petroleum has donated 100 000-face masks to KidzCan Zimbabwe in a move that will help reduce the high risk of contracting COVId-19 especially among childhood cancer patients who already have a compromised immune system due to chemotherapy.
Receiving the masks KidzCan Executive Director Daniel Mackenzie said the donation would go a long way in making a difference towards improving the health landscape.
“These are the things that make a difference in this world. We say that we cannot change lives but together we can make a difference, if we can all contribute in a small way,” said MacKenzie.
All these measures will see the management of childhood cancers improve significantly, and the attainment of the 60% survival rate by 2030.
The donation will help the disadvantaged communities who unfortunately often have to wash disposable masks for reuse.
Zuva Petroleum Head Corporate Services Ms Tendai Mukamba said they were happy for the opportunity to partner KidzCan in the fight against childhood cancer and would continue to find avenues towards supporting initiatives in helping children living with cancer.
“You have made a difference today, I have picked up the symptoms I didn’t even know about as a mother. Tomorrow I will pass on the message and that is how the message spreads,” said Mukamba.
Masking is a critical public health tool for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and the public are encouraged to ensure they are worn properly at all times.
KidzCan Zimbabwe is a Humanitarian Child-Centered Private Voluntary Organisation dedicated to increasing the survival rate of children suffering from cancer and Blood disorders in Zimbabwe.
Ms Andria Whatman at Northside Community Church in Borrowdale founded the organisation together with Dr Mupanemunda in 2003 as Children’s Cancer Relief, after she survived leukaemia.
Since registration in 2009, KidzCan Zimbabwe has since grown and continues to offer services at Parirenyatwa Hospital in a Special Ward dedicated for childhood cancer treatment.