The first St John Centre established in 1925 to teach first aid to railway staff in Bulawayo (450km southwest of Harare), Zimbabwe. Today they have Offices in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare with 28 permanent and contract staff.

 

St John Zimbabwe provides an ambulance service, first aid training and first aid service, as well as home based care.  

 

Services

 

First Aid and First Aid Training

St John in Zimbabwe is a recognised first aid and health and safety trainer of choice for hundreds of thousands of companies, local authorities, and members of the public. They offer courses that focus on CPR, choking, chest pains, bleeding, unconscious casualty and communication and casualty care, equipping the public with the skills to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

 

First aid service is also provided at public meetings for example at sporting events, crusades and many more events. With volunteers that have undergone intensive training and refreshers make the service other companies can benchmark on. 

 

Ambulance Sevice

St John Ambulance in Zimbabwe play a crucial role in supporting the emergency services, and transporting patients to the nearest hospitals.

 

Home Based Care with Child Headed Households

In a country with one of the highest rates of people living with HIV/AIDS, children are often orphaned by AIDS and some may need to provide care for their dying parents when they do not know what to do.

 

St John in Zimbabwe offers training to youngsters to learn how to be a main caregiver to a terminally ill family member, or taking on the responsibility to look after their younger siblings. Volunteers also make household visits within the communities to offer counselling and support to child headed households which includes advice on care for family members, cooking nutritious meals etc.

 

Mother and Baby Programme

St John Zimbabwe is supporting the local government’s efforts to improve the availability of timely and essential Zimbabwe for pregnant women and new mothers with babies.

 

Volunteers make door-to-door visits to support expectant and new parents, encourage them to use medical services early and often enough. St John also supplies a basic package of support to local clinics. In remote villages, where health services are not available, our volunteers work together with local health staff to provide outreach clinics.

 

A new maternity waiting facility has been built in Mount Hampden to allow expecting mothers who live remotely to wait before giving birth at the health clinic. Expecting mothers can stay during the last week of their pregnancies to prevent labour happening far away from a health facility. Skilled birth attendants are present to monitor the pregnancy during the last weeks and to prevent complications during the delivery. After giving birth, new mothers and their newborn infants can stay and rest before being discharged, and receive prenatal care. 

 

Click on the link below for more information.

Mother and Baby Programme

 

Contact

St St John Ambulance Association Zimbabwe

102 Baines Avenue

Harare,

Zimbabwe

 

Tel: 263 4 253046, 764354, 736911, 253051

Email: info@stjohnambulance.co.zw