Shot in arm for Highfield clinic 

Source: Shot in arm for Highfield clinic – NewsDay Zimbabwe

Jacob Mafume

CANADA-BASED Zimbabwean doctor, Norman Musewe has donated a medical consignment worth 80 000 Canadian dollars (US$62 203,20) to Harare City Council’s Highfield Polyclinic.

This marks the fifth donation since he started the initiative through his friend and former Harare City Council mayor Muchadeyi Masunda in 2008.

The donation was made possible through the Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) which sourced drugs from pharmacies and sold them at a discount.

Addressing people who gathered to witness the donation yesterday Musewe said: “Although I stay in Canada, my mind will be here. Some would say it’s just a drop in the ocean, but if everyone puts a drop, that helps. I keep encouraging Africans to join hands because if we don’t do so, we won’t move forward. That’s why you see me coming.”

Masunda said Musewe’s initiative taught people not to forget their

“We are here for an important community-oriented project. We first met at Goromonzi High School in 1967 when I was 15, and he was my senior at varsity in the 1970s. When I became mayor, he was so excited and he mobilised drugs worth around US$30 000. He always brings something when he comes back home, and he came for the unveiling of the tombstone of his mother, Esther,” he said.

Highfield Health Centre Committee chairperson Washington Masenda welcomed the donation saying it would solve some of the challenges being faced by the clinic.

Harare mayor Jacob Mafume also welcomed the donation saying: “We are happy with Musewe’s contribution, and we thank God for keeping him alive.”