In Tanzania, hospitals and clinics suffers from a shortage of medicine, medical supplies and beds, particularly public referral hospitals. In an attempt to address these shortages plaguing the nation, Exim Bank Tanzania, a Tanzanian bank with an unmatched international presence, has embarked on countrywide initiative of donating 500 beds and mattresses to public hospitals in 13 regions across the country as part of yearlong corporate social campaign aimed at celebrating 20 years of serving the Tanzanian community.
Today, Exim Bank Tanzania, has donated 40 beds and mattresses to Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital, Meta Maternity wing.
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.
As an indigenous bank established in 1997, Exim Bank defines success by how it makes a difference to its clients and communities at large.
Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital is the sixth hospital to receive this donation, after Mount Meru Regional Hospital in Arusha last month, 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 Meta maternity wing on the hospital grounds and was honored by the presence of the Chief Executive officer of Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Stanley Kafu, Exim Bank Exim Bank Marketing & Communications Head said, “The bank has been celebrating its 20 years of establishment since August 2017. As a gesture of expressing its gratitude to its patrons & the communities at large, the Bank has embarked upon a CSR initiative of donating hospital beds & mattresses to the hospitals across the country every month. The bank shall be continuing this initiative for full one year till July 2018.”
The Regional Commissioner of Mbeya, Mr. Amos Makalla commended Exim Bank Tanzania for its commitment in addressing the bed capacity problem plaguing the nation and for bringing its efforts to the Mbeya Zonal Referral hospital. The hospital’s Medical Director said, “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 project “20 years of caring for the community”, Exim Bank will donate 500 beds and mattresses to hospitals in Mwanza, Morogoro, Tanga, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Shinyanga, Dodoma, Mbeya, Mtwara, Arusha, Pemba and Ugunja out of which Dar es Salaam, Unguja, Mtwara, Dodoma and Arusha have already received the donations.
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 (2010) 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.