Children’s Rehabilitation Unit
Africa Futures Foundation
Rehabilitation Equipment and Training The Trust was fortunate to receive a generous donation of state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment through the Africa Future Foundation which secured funding valued at $76,912 from KOICA, the aid arm of the Government of Korea. This was installed in the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Treatment Rooms at the new Children’s Rehabilitation Unit. This modern equipment will enable our therapist to provide a range of treatments to improve function not previously available in Zimbabwe. Africa Futures Foundation also secured funding of approximately $200,000 to support the training and upskilling of our therapists for the next 3 years. This funding included bringing a team of specialised Korean doctors and therapists to conduct trainings here in Zimbabwe and initiate an intensive treatment course for children with cerebral palsy. This initiative has been extremely beneficial for both staff and patients.
Beate and Everhard Thomas, who live in Heidelberg, Germany, are consistent donors to the Children’s Hospital Trust and have previously donated funds for the construction of a children’s playground at the hospital. In 2021, they made a grant of $10,000 to support 40 impoverished families, identified through the Children’s Rehabilitation Unit, each of which was caring for a severely disabled child. Under the project, these families received a monthly package of groceries throughout 2021, which was an enormous contribution to their well-being. The Thomas’ have indicated that they will continue the programme in 2022 with a further grant of $10,000 and, in addition, have indicated they will donate $10,000 to support the Children’s Rehabilitation Unit’s Outreach Programme.
The Treehouse Foundation which has supported administrative costs and provided undesignated Since the Trust’s inception in 2014, donated $70,000 in the period under report. This was utilized as follows: Administration $27,000 was utilized for administrative purposes including staff salaries, office expenses, bank charges and board meetings. Refurbishment of Hospital Entrance Together with contributions from other donors, Treehouse funds have been utilized in the implementation of this project. Specifically, the funds were used to install new doors at the entrance and signage, which illuminates to night, on the wall at the front of the hospital. (The logo on this sign was designed by Mr. Peter Robbins, who is a graphic artist in Los Angeles). Funds were also used to update the donor recognition board at the entrance and to procure paint tor the refurbishment of the reception. Hospital Equipment Installation of ceiling-mounted air conditioning units for the Buns Unit to provide warmth and the purchase of oxygen flow meters and humidifiers for the general wards. Consumables Treehouse funds were utilized for the procurement of PPE worth $3,000 to assist with the Covid pandemic and $1,200 tor ventilator consumables for the Neonatal Unit. Maintenance Routine maintenance was carried out on existing air conditioning units in the NNUISII751 and PT 5S06PSOPP Children’s hospital and plumbing repairs costing $2,350 were carried out. Customs clearance and transportation Local clearing costs for containers and donated drugs totalling $5,681 were met. The Treehouse Foundation has been essential to the Trust’s success, and we are very grateful for its Sustained support.
JF Kapnek Trust
The JF Kapnek Trust has partnered with the Harare Children’s Hospital Trust since its inception and has provided sustained management and administrative support as well as office and meeting facilities Children’s Rehabilitation Unit Kapnek has continued to support the CRU programme providing transport and a driver for the Outreach Programme as well as supporting staff salaries and administration costs Hospital Supplies Kapnek has shipped two 30 ft. containers of medical equipment and much needed consumables These included, surgical instruments, hearing aids, surgical sterilizing units, PPE and examination Couches. The large supply of surgical instruments included a paediatric laparoscope, which has enabled the paediatric surgeons to carry out this less invasive form of surgery for the first time. The hearing aids, which were consigned to the Audiology Department, were donated through an organization which supports hearing impaired children in developing countries. This has established a link it is anticipated may lead to further donations in the future.