Exim Bank Tanzania, a Tanzanian bank has began a countrywide initiative seeking to donate 500 beds and mattresses to maternity wards at public hospitals in 13 regions in a bid to address the shortage of medicine, medical supplies and beds, particularly public referral hospitals.
This is part of yearlong corporate social campaign aimed at celebrating 20 years of serving the Tanzanian community.
Exim Bank Tanzania, has already donated 40 beds and mattresses to the Morogoro Regional Referral Hospital, in Morogoro region.
According to as tatement from the bank, the Corporate Social campaign dubbed “20 years of taking care of the community” which was launched in August last year 2017 during the banks 20th anniversary has invested heavily into the Tanzanian health care especially when it comes improving the healthcare delivered to women.
Morogoro Regional Referral Hospital is the ninth hospital to receive this donation, after Mwananyamala Regional Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam last month, Bombo Referral Hospital in Tanga in February, Mbeya Zonal Referral hospital in Mbeya in January, Mount Meru Regional Hospital in Arusha in December, Dodoma Referral Hospital in November, Ligula Hospital in Mtwara in October, Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in Zanzibar in September and Temeke Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam in August last year. The event was held at the hospital grounds and was honored by the presence of the Chairman of the board of Morogoro referral hospital Dr. Lucy Nkya and Chief Medical Officer of Morogoro region, Dr. Francis Jacob.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Stanley Kafu, Exim Bank Exim Bank Marketing and Communications Head said that throughout the 20 years, the bank has always recognized the important role played by the communities surrounding our area of business and it is why CSR is a very important wing at Exim Bank.
“We believe that we have a huge part to play in effecting positive changes in various sectors across our communities. It is with this in mind that the Bank decided to celebrate its 20 years by giving back to the community through a campaign dubbed, ’20 years of caring for the community’ in showing how thankful we are. The Bank will be donating hospital beds & mattresses to the hospitals across the country every month for a whole year.” Mr Kafu said.
The senior doctor of Morogoro regional referral hospital, Dr. Francis Jacob commended Exim Bank Tanzania for its support and urged various institutions to emulate the gesture of Exim Bank Tanzania in helping to improve the healthcare system in the country. He added, “Shortages of beds is one of the biggest challenges faced by hospitals. The donation of 40 beds and mattresses from Exim Bank will go a long way in addressing this issue”.
As part of the yearlong donation initiative “20 years of caring for the community”, Exim Bank will donate 500 beds and mattresses to hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Morogoro, Kigoma, Tanga, Kilimanjaro, Shinyanga, Dodoma, Mbeya, Mtwara, Arusha, Pemba and Ugunja.
The bank, which was recognized as Tanzania’s Best Overall Local Employer in 2017, is celebrating 20 years of success, growth and pioneering into new markets across the continent. Exim Bank (Tanzania) Limited was established in 1997 and expanded its market by opening subsidiaries in Comoros (2007), Djibouti (2011) and Uganda (2016).
The Bank holds pride in being the largest indigenous bank in the Country, thanks to its loyal customer base who enjoy a differentiated experience in the entire spectrum of banking services.