“Courage and collaboration are the Build It values coming to the fore…
Now more than ever, we remain committed to building brighter futures in Zambia.”
Andrew Jowett OBE
4 May 2021:
On 14 April the COVID-19 vaccination programme was launched in Zambia. This follows the country’s first consignment of 228,000 vaccines through COVAX. The programme prioritises healthcare workers, key workers and those at greatest risk from COVID-19.
While this brings hope, it is a small step. Just 114,000 people will be vaccinated through this first consignment, in a country of around 18 million people. As the colder months approach, the possibility of a third wave is a real concern.
We continue to monitor the situation closely, with the safety of staff and trainees our priority.
Strict Health and Safety measures are in place for the start of work at Libuyu Health Clinic, Livingstone later in May. This much needed maternity unit which will make such a difference to mums and their babies from this disadvantaged community.
Your incredible response to our Safe Hands initiative means we have supported 26 schools, benefiting over 27,000 children. Hand washing saves lives, and we continue to seek funds to expand this initiative to a further 10 schools.
I look forward to sharing all the latest news at our virtual Supporter Reception on Wednesday 23 June 2021 (18.00 – 18.45 BST / 19.00 – 19.45 CAT) – I do hope you’ll join me.
Please stay safe, wherever you are.
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