Africom in collaboration with Satelite Service Provider Hellas Sat has with immediate effect activated more than 109 Ministry of Health sites to boost communication in the wake of the pandemic coronavirus aka COVID-19.
The connectivity revival will benefit all the 10 provinces’ health facilities as the nation fight the spread of COVID-19.
The company confirmed via a press statement: “Africom and their partner Hellas Sat who is the Satellite Service Provider are coming forth to assist with activation of service to at least 109 Ministry of Health sites doted in all the provinces in Zimbabwe.
These sites would be connected with immediate effect Manicland 10, Mashonaland central 18,Mashonaland East 16,Mashonaland West 11,Matebeleland North 15,Matabeleland South 11,Midlands 13 and Masvingo 15.”
In 2016 Africom initially rolled out infrastructure to 127 Ministry of Health sites through a UNDP funded project, but due to monthly foreign currency challenges required for the rentals the sites had been laying idle.
To date, the country has recorded more than 28 COVID-19 cases including four deaths and two recoveries.