20/8/32-2/10/21 It is with sadness that we heard the news that Sr Barbara had died peacefully on the 2nd of October 2021 at Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland. Her funeral was on 4th October 2021, at Our Lady Help of Christian’s Church, Milford . She had been Matron of Murambinda Mission Hospital from 1980 to 2013Continue reading “Sr Barbara Armstrong LCM”
We have now reached our original target of £18,800 for solar power and COVID-19 PPE at Murambinda Hospital! Thank you to everyone who ran the Lyke Wake Walk in June and to everyone who supported and donated. This now allows us to access further funding from the Alastair and Margaret Miller Trust meaning we canContinue reading “Target achieved!”
Thank you to everyone from Wolsingham Parish Church who helped raise over £1600 towards the FMH solar power and COVID-19 PPE plans. An amazing series of social events including afternoon teas and ramblers’ gatherings have been going on over the past month to contribute to this fabulous contribution.
After a fantastic 12 hours of effort the group have finished the Lyke Wake walk! Thanks for all your donations! We will keep the link open for some time yet. http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/lykewake4murambinda
The group have reached Ellerbeck and are now on the home straight! 7miles to go!! http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/lykewake4murambinda
The group swelled at Rosedale head as more runners joined the group for the next stretch! Great weather and all going to plan so far! http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/lykewake4murambinda
The team arrived at Clay Bank at 8:30 well on schedule! Huge congratulations must go to Magda (pictured) for running the first 10miles! http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/lykewake4murambinda
6am starting the Lyke Wake, next stop clay bank in 10miles! http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/lykewake4murambinda
Richard and Carolyn going over the maps for one last time. Getting ready for starting early doors at 6am tomorrow. We will be providing updates on here during the day. Fundraising is going well and we are over £13,000 in donations! Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/lykewake4murambinda
Magda is running the first 10 miles of the Lyke Wake Walk in 2 weeks time! She’s 10 and has been training for this over the last few months. Here is the link to her totalgiving page to raise money towards solar power and COVID-19 PPE at Murambinda. Thanks Magda! https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/lykewakemurambinda
Training continues for the Lyke Wake Walk challenge. Last week 4 of the runners (Denise, Sal, Nina and Carolyn) were out running in the bluebells underneath Roseberry Topping on the North Yorkshire Moors. We are getting closer to our target having passed the £8000 mark and any further donations would be very welcome with lessContinue reading “Training going well!”
We are having an online meeting of supporters on the afternoon of Saturday 22/5/21. If you would like to join us please email email@example.com
Training for running the Lyke Wake Walk continues. Yesterday Carolyn Rigby, one of the trustees, Richard and Alice ran 25km to explore the end of the route. In June a group of family and friends will be running 40 miles across the North Yorkshire Moors to raise money for solar power and COVID-19 PPE atContinue reading “Recce completed!”
Hi! Carolyn Rigby, one of our trustees, and a group of family and friends are running the Lyke Wake Walk (40 miles!) across the North York Moors in June. This is to raise money for solar power and COVID-19 PPE at Murambinda Mission Hospital. This is a significant challenge for all involved, which will takeContinue reading “Sponsored 40 mile Challenge”
Celebrations to mark the arrival of the new Hospital Service Vehicle funded by Friends of Murambinda Hospital with the help of support from The Netherlands. Thanks to those who enabled this to happen.
If you are shopping online if you go to your usual store via Give as You live you can get a percentage of the price donated to FMH by the store at no cost to you via https://www.giveasyoulive.com/ eg M&S and John Lewis are currently donating 1%, Argos 1.5% and Boots upto 2.5%. If youContinue reading “Online shopping”
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At our recent meeting we agreed new projects to improve the access to digital images of x-rays within the hospital to improve doctors working efficiency, reduce reliance on x-ray films and reduce running costs. We also continued to provide support and incentives to all staff. In addition we are to provide tools and materials toContinue reading “New Projects”
We are having an International online meeting of supporters on Saturday 7th November from 16-17.00 UK time. If you would like to join us please contact us by email.
John Miller is delighted to report that he reached John O’Groats yesterday morning after 874 miles of hard cycling. By last night your sponsorship had reached an unbelievable total of £19,592.16 and there is more money to be paid in this week, so in the end it will be over £20,000! We could not haveContinue reading “Cycling for Murambinda – the end of the Road!”
We are meeting online on Saturday 6th June at 4pm. Please email us if you would like more information.
FMH has just received a new and urgent appeal from Murambinda Hospital for help in facing the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic. They need the capacity to create an adequate isolation ward and infection prevention stations, plus bleach, hand sanitisers, gloves, masks, gowns and eye protection for staff. They require £88,100 for 6 months supply.Continue reading “COVID 19 EMERGENCY APPEAL”
In 2000 John Miller cycled the 874 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to bring in the new Millennium. As a long-time Murambinda supporter, in 2020 he’s doing it again, to raise money to help the Hospital face the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, as well as all the usual challenges. Because of the UK lockdownContinue reading “CYCLING FOR MURAMBINDA”
Two trustees of Friends of Murambinda visited the Hospital in late February to 7th March 2020. They found the Hospital staff in good heart despite the difficulties a downturn in the economy has brought to the country. The rural population is struggling with additional challenges in terms of an unprecedented drought and an epidemic ofContinue reading “RECENT VISIT TO MURAMBINDA HOSPITAL”
Many thanks to all who supported yesterday’s event at Sacred Heart, Hove. A great time was had and £ 903.27 was raised for FMH.
Come along if you can.
Having been involved in raising funds for MMH throughout 3rd year I was raring to get stuck into life in the hospital. Three of us spent 4 weeks at the hospital and we honestly couldn’t have asked for a better experience. From the moment we arrived at the hospital we felt instantly at home andContinue reading “My experience as a medical student at MMH was far better than I could have imagined……”
A huge thankyou to the children, parents and teachers of St Patrick’s Primary School Strathaven for their Lenten Appeal for Friends of Murambinda Hospital. They raised fantastic sum of £1,252.55. If you would like help in fundraising for FMH please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thankfully Buhera District was spared the worst effects of Cyclone Idai. However some houses were destroyed and people trapped. One child brought to the Hospital had died before arrival from cyclone induced injuries. A man was admitted unconscious due to injuries but made a good recovery with hospital care. Rains have caused serious cropContinue reading “Cyclone Idai”
Let us recall the vision, dedication and inspiration that our beloved Dr Monica Glenshaw gave us.
Read about FMH’s recent activities in our newly published Annual Report Could you help us with researching for grants from Trusts and Foundations? If so please contact us on email@example.com
Emma Connnolly is taking part in the Cotswolds Half Iron Man on 10th June to raise money for FMH. 1.9km (1.2 miles) swim 90km (56 miles) bike 21km (13 miles) run She writes On 10th June I am taking on my biggest sporting challenge yet with the Cotswolds Half Iron Man. Having never really beenContinue reading “Half Iron Man Emma!”
We are meeting in Guiseley on Saturday afternoon 12th May 2018 for an update on recent activity and events at Murambinda Mission Hospital, FMH fundraising activities and future projects. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The hospital was opened on 9th April 1968 and has since grown to the 100 bed institution that now serves as the District Hospital for Buhera District.
Mary Miller and Mike Thompson arrived at Murambinda Mission Hospital on April 8th for a week of observing the hospital at work, meeting old friends and making new, evaluating projects funded and sharing in the celebrations of the hospital’s 50th anniversary.
On November 25th 2017 we are meeting to catch up on recent events at Murambinda Mission Hospital and to see how best we can support its patients, staff and services. If you would like to join us contact email@example.com
Sister Silindiwe and Mr Mudzi flew out from Edinburgh on 8th April to return home to Murambinda after a very successful trip to renew friendships and strengthen the relationship between the hospital and the Friends of Murambinda Hospital They were shown around the Emergency Care Hospital inContinue reading “Visit of Matron and Donor Secretary of Murambinda Mission Hospital to UK”
Princess Rukasha is a medical student in Australia who went to Murambinda Mission Hospital in November 2016 for her student elective. Her report gives details of the enthusiastic traditional welcome she received, good teaching and sharing of skills by the nurses. She saw the wide range of serious illnesses facing the people of Zimbabwe and ManicalandContinue reading “Princess Rukasha in Murambinda”
We decided to improve the future self sufficiency of the Hospital by funding improvements to the kitchen garden including irrigation and greenhouses at a cost of around £3,616 We will service blood testing equipment to help with the care of acutely ill patients at a cost of £4,118 We will continue to pay the salariesContinue reading “Meeting of trustees 22/10/16”
Congratulations to Dr Kevin Jones who recently completed the Great North Run the largest Half Marathon in the UK. He ran the 13.1 miles to raise funds for Murambinda Mission Hospital via FMH. He raised over £500! He is a Hospitaller of the Order of Lazarus of Scotland who have matched this sum with a donation. We areContinue reading “Great North Run fundraiser”
Welcome donation from the Kuenssberg Charitable Foundation. The trustees of Friends of Murambinda Hospital are delighted to record their appreciation of a donation of £1000 from the Kuenssberg Charitable Foundation to allow the work of supporting a struggling rural hospital in a poorly resourced area of Zimbabwe to continue. Their covering letter to the donation statesContinue reading
Tuberculosis remains a major health problem.It is a nasty disease that can affect all ages and commonly leads to months of severe coughing, with night sweats, weight loss,.disability and death. The good news is that if found it can be treated, and if treated for months with multiple anti-tuberculous medicines it can be cured.It requiresContinue reading “TB”
MSF EXIT. On 19 June 2015 MSF held a farewell party at Murambinda to mark their exit from Murambinda and the District. MSF closed their offices in Murambinda and have since moved to Mutare. MMH and MSF signed an MOU which runs to end of year 2015 but has since reduced their contributions towards allowancesContinue reading “Challenges of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) exit”
A new trophy for Midwifery students has been donated through the Friends of Murambinda Hospital. Here it is being proudly displayed at the prize giving event at Murambinda Mission Hospital in June. Murambinda school of midwifery continue to produce good results for state final exams , this year it acheived a 100 percent pass rateContinue reading “Murambinda School of Midwifery Success”
Baby Trust Mukondomi was admitted on the 16th of April (day old) was brought in as abandoned under the care of Social Welfare. On admission the baby had fever and was treated for neonatal sepsis. In the hospital the baby was feeding on formula. Hospital Dr Munemo, Nurses, Naurse Aide Maambirwi were responsible for theContinue reading “The story of Baby Trust”