Zimbabwe Businessman Mr. Strive Masiyiwa has taken the lead in donating directly to the fight against COVD-19 by making a donation of 45 Ventilators through his Higher Life Foundation Zimbabwe.
“By way of example, our foundation, in Zimbabwe – working with some of our donor partners – have just secured 45 full ICU Ventilator suites for distribution to Zimbabwe’s public hospitals. ” said Masiyiwa announcing the donation on his Facebook Page where he is followed by more than 4,7 million people.
In his message he encouraged other “business leaders and entrepreneurs in every African country must come together, and set up funds to buy this life-saving equipment.”
He went on to say the equipment have been secured and on their way to Zimbabwe.
” Since Higher Life Foundation Zimbabwe is run by a medical doctor, they have been trying to get some of this equipment, which costs from $15,000 up to $100,000 each.
They will be shipped before the end of the month. This is a drop in the bucket, in terms of actual requirement, so I hope groups like mining companies, bottling groups, banks and others will follow our example. This is a not a crisis in which you “sit on your hands, and provide running commentary’ quoting my Mother.”