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MR. P. TIMBA
FINANCIAL AND RELATED SERVICES
Patterson has been involved in the financial and related services sector since the 1990s. He began his career at Ernst & Young where he served articles of clerkship. He left Ernst & Young in early 1994 to join Standard Chartered Merchant Bank as Manager-Corporate Finance. He held this position until joining Stanbic Bank’s Merchant Banking Division where he continued in his investment-banking career, before joining National Merchant Bank Limited (now NMB Bank Limited) to head their Corporate Finance Division.
In November 1999, he founded the ReNaissance Financial Holdings Limited Group, an integrated financial services investment holding company with interests in merchant banking, securities trading, fund management and insurance and related services, with offices in Harare and Kampala.
How it all Began
In early 2008, the public healthcare system in Zimbabwe was teetering towards collapse. The system had long been stretched beyond capacity by a steady exodus of health workers for years frustrated by the shortage of financial and material support in the sector. By year-end, the system carved in under an overwhelming burden of disease triggered by the outbreak of a Cholera epidemic that struck at a time the country’s major referral hospitals were shutting down due to a lack of medicines, drugs, personnel and finances.
The disease went on to claim 5000 lives over 9 months. Yet, it could have been worse…
In about the third month of the epidemic, a few concerned citizens and organizations came together to form the National Healthcare Trust Zimbabwe in direct response to the vast humanitarian crisis caused the disease due to the collapse of the health system.Through its community partnerships and corporate mobilization drive, the Trust quickly intervened and immediately set about to do the following: Mobilize over US$1.5 million dollars to fight Cholera through preventive and curative interventions, including mounting of a sustained information, education and communication campaign to raise public awareness and to educate and train communities on how to prevent the disease, and the sourcing of medicines and non-food items for use in treating the disease.
Other interventions included
Provision of free communication infrastructure and toll free lines donated to over 15 government and non-governmental organizations and international donor agencies, including the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Unicef, the Red Cross, Celebration Health and others involved in the fight against Cholera.
The Trust also facilitated the purchase, delivery and distribution of rehydration solutions and over 1 million aquatabs among many curative materials distributed to hospitals and Cholera Command Centres around the country.
It assisted in the provision of transport and logistical assistance to health workers, church and other community-based volunteer organizations and helped with the payment of subsistence allowances to volunteer health workers in city clinics, where the disease had its worst impact.
It also helped the distribute of over 6 million mobile phone recharge cards across the country, which bore Cholera awareness and prevention messages.
VISION AND MISSION
To promote a healthy Zimbabwe
To facilitate the achievement of an operationally effective and efficient health system in Zimbabwe, and
To promote a proactive and collaborative response to health related crises and needs
The values we are committed to are sanctity of human life
The provision of quality healthcare to all Zimbabweans, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or political affiliation