First Lady with Los Angelese -Lusaka Sister City Committee Chairman Dr Ernestine Robertson (R) and Dr Mwelwa Mulenga on arrival at the University of Southern California where she held bilateral talks with interim president of the University of Southern California Dr Wanda Austin on Thursday, January 24,2019-Pictures by Thomas Nsama

Operation USA a non-profit humanitarian organization based in California, USA says it will start supplying free medical equipment to Zambia to help combat various diseases in the country.

Operation USA Chief Executive Officer, Richard Walden, says his organization is more than ready to assist Zambia with reliable medical equipment aimed at supporting the provision of quality healthcare in the country.

ZANIS reports that Mr Walden said this when he interacted with First Lady Esther Lungu in Los Angeles California.

He said Operation USA is stocking more than enough medical equipment for donations, adding that his corporation will be open to work with the Esther Lungu Foundation to make various medical kit available to the Zambian people.

The Operation USA Chief said he will be waiting for the Esther Lungu Foundation to make a request on the type of equipment needed to support the Foundation’s programs in maternal, neonatal and child health.

Meanwhile, First Lady Esther Lungu has commended Operation USA for the organization’s readiness to support the provision of quality healthcare services in Zambia.

Mrs Lungu said the Esther Lungu Foundation will move with speed and consult experts in the Ministry of health on the issues that are urgent and requiring immediate attention for a detailed request to be made to the donor.

The First Lady expressed gratitude at the offer from the American organization and called for closer collaboration.

Operation USA has worked in 100 countries delivering over 400 million United States Dollars in aid for relief and development projects around the world.

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  1. Fruitful visit then. It still doesn’t change the fact that the delegation that traveled with the First Lady was a waste of taxpayers money. Medical equipment doesn’t come cheap so I would urge Mrs Lungu to think carefully on the requests. If it where up to me, incubators will be top of the list.

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    • Yes, I agree with you that Zambian officials/politicians should learn to travel with a lean delegation when doing it on the Govt ‘dime’. We are a poor country and politicians and their significant-others should be mindful of this fact. Other than that, I think our First Lady’s heart is in the right place.

      @The Real…, I do notice that the First Lady recognizes she is not an expert in this area hence her acknowledgement that “the Esther Lungu Foundation will move with speed and consult experts in the Ministry of health on the issues that are urgent and requiring immediate attention for a detailed request to be made to the donor.” So she indeed is being very deliberative about this…..as you have stated, medical equipment can be very expensive….and it seems she realizes that too.

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    • Fruitful Kuti? A delegation of tourists is desperate to tell you that their journey wasn’t a waste of your tax

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  2. Sorry but this country is gone to the dogs… You mean everything has to be given, donated, borrowed etc. Soon 55 years of socalled independence what a shame……. So sad.

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  3. Admittedly, if any well meaning organization, country or individuals are touched to help us in any of our many areas of need, let that kind gesture be highly appreciated. It is over 50 years, yes of self rule but we have not stood equal to the task of self reliance . What will MERE criticism change about us? I think the woman means well and has exposed t. corrupt politicians in that she proved that there are cheaper sources of things we need, so you can’t buy a fire truck at a warping million dollars. Well done Esther!

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