Still Cycling for Murambinda

John Miller’s virtual cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats continues. He reckons that this morning he was reaching the head of Drumochter Pass and hoping for a virtual coffee in Kingussie. 177 miles to go, and unbelievably your sponsorship now totals £10,168.55. This is way beyond expectations and we’re overwhelmed by your generosity. Many,Continue reading “Still Cycling for Murambinda”

Cycling for Murambinda

Another week’s pedalling and John has completed 635.5 miles of his virtual journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Only (?) 238.5 miles to go. He has, in his mind’s eye, just passed Perth and is heading on towards Pitlochry. He used to cycle early every morning from Murambinda Hospital to the Marovanyati Dam, andContinue reading “Cycling for Murambinda”

Latest on Cycling for Murambinda

As of today, 16th May, John Miller has completed 574 miles of his virtual cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats and has 300 miles to go. He is (virtually) approaching Edinburgh. John says, ‘It’s quite hard work grinding along on the static bike! I get flashes of the road journey from Land’s End, likeContinue reading “Latest on Cycling for Murambinda”

Cycling for Murambinda: Update

By the end of this morning (Saturday 9th May) John Miller has completed 512.5 miles of the journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, placing him (virtually) well into Scotland – about 16 miles south of Lanark. Only 361.5 miles to go! Thanks to the great generosity of sponsors, so far he has raised £5,361.25Continue reading “Cycling for Murambinda: Update”

COVID 19 EMERGENCY APPEAL

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”

CYCLING FOR MURAMBINDA

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”

RECENT VISIT TO MURAMBINDA HOSPITAL

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”

My experience as a medical student at MMH was far better than I could have imagined……

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……”

Visit of Matron and Donor Secretary of Murambinda Mission Hospital to UK

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 in Murambinda

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”

Meeting of trustees 22/10/16

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”

Great North Run fundraiser

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

TB

 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”

Challenges of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) exit

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”

Murambinda School of Midwifery Success

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”