In Tanzania, hospitals and clinics suffer 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 maternity wards at 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 the Morogoro Regional Referral Hospital, in Morogoro region.
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 Dares 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 Dares Salaam in August last year. The event was held at the hospital grounds and was honored by the presence of the Regional Medical Officer In charge of Morogoro regional referral hospital, Dr Frank Jacob.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Stanley Kafu, Exim Bank Marketing and Communications Head said, “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.”
The Regional Medical Officer in charge of Morogoro regional referral hospital, Dr Frank 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 year long 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.