Toyota Zambia has continued with its commitment and dedication to better health care in Zambia and ensure that citizens from all walks of life have access to improved health care by working with Health care service providers.

Against this background, on Monday 1st April, 2019, Toyota Zambia and Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia donated a Vehicle to a Japanese Non – Profit Organisation to support Rural Medicine in Zambia (ORMZ) as part of Corporate Social Responsibilities. This event was graced by the Mr. Hidenobu Sobashima, Ambassador of Japan to Zambia -; Chief Chamuka VI of Chisamba, Mr. Chowa Martin District Commissioner of Chisamba, the president of HITACHI Construction Machinery Zambia – Mr. Tajuki Tagawa, Dr, Kayoko Yamamoto the deputy direct of ORMZ and Mr. Dino Bianchi Managing Director Toyota Zambia.

ORMZ was established as a non-profit mobile hospital organisation by Dr. Yamamoto in October of 2011. While this venture was initially privately funded by Dr. Yamamoto, over the years need for more support became key as the outreach programme required more funds. Subsequently Dr. Yamamoto teamed with some individuals and thus establishing Organisation for Rural Medicine in Zambia which is currently conducting weekly mobile clinics activities in Luano and other remote areas in Chisamba district.  Most of these rural communities are about 35km from the nearest health center and ORMZ activities have since been able to benefit 2620 lives of the Luano and the surrounding communities. It is reported that no child died of malaria in 2018 as a result of these clinics.

Toyota Zambia’s partnership with Hitachi in supporting ORMZ is therefore another way of improving the operations of ORMZ as the motor vehicle that was donated will increase Ms. Yamamoto’s mobility during the course of discharging her duties in bringing about mobile medical activities, treatment and health education.

We wish Ms. Yamamoto and ORMZ team great success in this project that is helping and supporting the rural community of Chisamba District.