Cholera: Gift of givers to spearhead mercy mission

2008-11-24 00:00

THE South African government has given approval for the Gift of the Givers (GOG) to act as an official partner in dealing with the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe.

The action includes:

• Delivery of intravenous fluids and latex gloves to a hospital in Zimbabwe at the centre of the crisis.

• Provision of bottled water.

• Provision of water purification tablets and 20-litre buckets.

• Provision of 25 tanks and the steel structures on which to erect them inside Zimbabwe. Musina Municipality will then deliver clean drinking water to the tanks daily.

• Sending in an expert team to unblock the sewerage system.

• Sending in an expert team to sort out the water reticulation plant.

• Provision of a generator to power the water plant.

The first aid shipment leaves today.

Those interested in participating in this life-saving response can make contributions to: Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, account 052 137 228, branch code 052 7525.

Donors should fax the deposit slip to GOG. For further details call Dr Imtiaz Sooliman of GOG at 083 236 4029.

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