TTD/UNICEF Partnership in Zimbabwe

Dear colleagues and supporters,

Thanks so much for your response so far to this year’s Twice the Doctor fundraising drive and
particularly Doctors Day in May.

It is still of course early days but your colleagues have already contributed

                                     over $60,000 towards this year’s effort.

Please view the videos here.      

And also here.

Fortunately , Robert Mugabe who since 1980 has systematically destroyed what was an excellent
health system has been ousted. Amongst numerous problems, abysmal working conditions drove
20% of health professionals abroad each year.

Currently in Australia maternal mortality rate is:       5.5 /100,000 live births.
In Zimbabwe it is:       443 /100,000 … ie nearly 100x as much

There is some hope and expectation that the new administration will be significantly better but the
new government has allocated a disappointing 7.7% to health in the 2017–2018 national budget.
The people of Zimbabwe need our help.

Remember, the central concept of TTD is funding doctors in the developing world to do the work
that we hopefully would/ ?? could do if we went over to volunteer. This is “virtually volunteering” at
its best.

If you have not as yet contributed this year, please consider doing so.
Remember, all donations are fully tax deductible. The directors of TTD cover all our administrative costs so your contribution goes even further.

Regards to all,

Rob Baume (On behalf of the directors of Twice the Doctor Foundation)

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