Collaborations, Partners and Donors

ZOP is run on a voluntary basis and relies on goodwill, people’s valuable time and skills, financial donations and collaborative partnerships with other registered NGOs. Expenses, including travel costs, are covered but time and skills offered by all team members are not remunerated. 2011 saw 15 medical staff volunteer at ENT camps, 20 at Obstetrics and Gynecology camps, 12 for Eye camps, 15 for Orthopedics, 45 for the Charity wing, 25, including engineers, for water projects and 32 for the mobile clinics in Unjuga. ZOP is a vibrant, talented team of around 164 highly qualified professionals, many involved in the training of their peers, and all dedicated to the cause of making a difference to the lives of their fellow Zanzibaris.

The cost of 1 mobile camp, which can accommodate up to 350 patients, is TSH850,000 (approximately  550 USD) and in Pemba, the Obs and Gyn and ENT camps have a budget of TSH1,000,000 (approximately 666 USD) each. Last year saw contributions coming in from all sectors and countries. Donations from individuals were gratefully received from the US, Canada, UAE, Oman, Japan, Dar es Salaam and locally on the islands.

IMPACT, an international program to prevent and alleviate needless disability (www.impact.org.uk), has been ZOP’s main donor since 2008. A recent film about the charity’s work in East Africa can be seen at http://vimeo.com/38587893.

Loyal local supporters include Rotary Club of Zanzibar, Zenith Tours, Santech Traders, Imara Consultancy, Zanzibar Aluminium, the Serena Hotel, Mnarani Hotel, Hotel Kiponda, Stone Town Traders, United Petroleum, I-print Ltd, Muzzamil Stores, Shamshu & Sons Pharmacy, Al Ghurba Shipping, Zanzibar Weddings and Zantel.

We’d also like to thank Pemba Lodge for their secure and reliable help with storage of donated medical supplies, the Istiqaama Muslim Society for their donation of clothes for charity distribution, Vision Synergies for their support in the distribution of prescription glasses in Pemba and MCW for supporting the Dental Outreach project within the School Health Monitoring Programme.

2011 saw a new Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) drawn up with German NGO GoZa and the Health Improvement Project Zanzibar (HIPZ) (http://www.makunduchiproject.com), both of which provide invaluable support for outreach camps at Makunduchi Hospital in Unguja. ZOP also signed an MoU with Saidia Zanzibar (http://www.saidiazanzibar.org/), a fundraising initiative set up by local Zanzibari businesses in the aftermath of the 2011 MV Spice Islander ferry disaster. We would sincerely like to thank them for their dedication to setting up the Between the Islands Educational Scholarship for children affected by the tragedy and whose education would have otherwise been cut

The following are ZOP partners locally and internationally:

Local Partners

  • Ministry of health Zanzibar
  • Mnazi mmoja hospital Zanzibar
  • Rotary club of Zanzibar, Stone town
  • United petroleum
  • Stone town traders
  • Hotel Kiponda
  • SAMA tours
  • Mnarani hotel
  • Pemba lodge hotel
  • Iprint limited
  • Zenith tours
  • Imara consultancy
  • Hill view in hotel
  • Vision synergies
  • Zanzibar weddings
  • Istiqaama muslim society
  • Zanzibar aluminium
  • Shamshu & sons pharmacy
  • Alghuruba shipping
  • Santech traders
  • Serena hotel
  • ZOP family

International Partners

  • Impact Uk
  • Impact East Africa
  • Aud-m-ed
  • Chara
  • Andrew freeland and Jane Jones of John Radcliffe hospital, oxford
  • Sarah Ndegwa of university of Nairobi
  • Go for Zanzibar [GOZA]
  • Health improvement project Zanzibar [HIPZ]
  • 500 miles
  • Infant club foot appeal
  • Interplast Germany
  • Miracle corners of the World (MCW)
  • Dantan society
  • ZOP family