Lusaka, Zambia, 30th November, 2021 – The biggest public hospital in the country, the University Teaching Hospital, was the proud beneficiary of a generous donation by Unicaf University in Zambia. In collaboration with Hope for Human Nature Generation, a local NGO, Unicaf University organised bountiful gifts intended for the children’s section of the hospital.
As part of its Environmental, Social and Governance policies and practices aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Africa 2063 aspirations, Unicaf University gives back to the community by carrying out philanthropic deeds that support the underlying goals of the SDG’s.
Unicaf University in Zambia Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Christine Phiri Mushibwe stressed how Covid-19 has affected most hospitals financially. The need for resources is now at a critical level since hospital budgets have been redirected towards supporting the most vulnerable members of society during this pandemic.
The donated goods would go a long way to ease some of the challenges faced by the children’s ward. Babies and infants would benefit greatly from the generous contributions as well as mothers who, in many cases, have travelled great distances on limited budgets.
The Ministry of Health sent a letter of gratitude to Unicaf University and Hope for Human Nature Generation pointing out that donations such as these assist in fulfilling the hospital’s goal of becoming a centre of excellence in pediatric healthcare.
Through this donation, Unicaf University was able to positively assist 50 patients from the children’s ward. Likewise, Hospital Management was able to divert resources to other needy areas who would otherwise not have been accommodated.
The donated products included essentials such as; towels, diapers, soap, toothpaste, baby powder, blankets, vaseline, washing powder, plates, and spoons.
About Unicaf University
Unicaf University is a pan-African, independent, internationally accredited university, combining the best elements of international education, offering high quality academic qualifications.
Unicaf University offers Bachelor, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in a wide range of subjects. It combines traditional face-to-face complementary tutorials with the active use of digital learning tools through an innovative blended learning approach. Students have the opportunity to earn internationally recognised degrees at a low cost through 100% online delivery or with the option of on-campus study.
Unicaf University in Zambia is accredited by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as an Independent Higher Education Provider.