Corporate Social Responsibility
Pharmaceutical and Chemical Distributors conducts its business in a socially responsible manner, taking great care to comply with the relevant laws of the land. The welfare of its employees is of paramount importance and the company strives to create a great place to work for all.
Cognisant of the importance of the patient as a stakeholder in its operations, the company engages in philanthropic activities that enhance healthcare delivery in partnership with not-for-profit organizations, professional associations and public healthcare and academic institutions. Some of these activities include:
PCD provides material support (medicines and consumables) for doctor associations and religious organizations that carry out medical outreaches providing free services to marginalized populations. These include but are not limited to:
- Zimbabwe Medical Association provincial affiliates like ZIMA Mashonaland, ZIMA Manicaland, Zima Matebeleland
- Non-governmental organizations such as Cancerserve Trust, Miracle Missions etc
- Various religious groups
In addition, full support has been provided for chemotherapy for needy patients from rural Zimbabwe identified by NGOs and community leaders.
Working with the Zimbabwe National Army and Highlands Presbyterian Church PCD donated baby food stuffs and bales of blankets to help alleviate the suffering of the Cyclone Idai survivors in March 2019.
Assistance with Chemotherapy: Talent Wurayai’s Story
Talent Wurayai is a 17-year-old A student who wants to become a lawyer when she finishes school. She lives in Burma valley. Talent was struck by a cable causing injury to her leg. Doctors at the hospital Talent was taken to found nothing untoward. Many months later an X-ray was done, and they found that she had a cracked bone and a tumor had developed on her knee. Dr Makiwa, a Specialist Orthopedic surgeon, referred her to Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare. A biopsy was done, and it indicated that the growth was cancerous. Talent was brought to the attention of Miracle Missions who helped get Talent an MRI and arranged for her to see an Oncologist called Dr Mutisvira. These scans showed that the cancer had not spread. Dr Makiwa arranged for Talent to have an amputation of her leg as the tumor was so large and causing immense pain.
Talent has just finished her sixth and final chemotherapy session and is hoping to return to school very soon. We would like to thank Dr Innocent Zimbwa from CBD hospital who arranged for Talent’s recuperation at CBD hospital for free. Dr Mutisvira, the oncologist who has supervised Talents chemo session and checkups pro bono. Pharmaceutical and Chemical Distributors who donated all six session of chemotherapy drugs for free. Meikles foundation for a donation towards costs for her hospital stays during chemo. We cannot thank all those involved enough for making it possible for Talent to have got the medical attention she needed. Talent will need a full CT scan in six weeks to ascertain that she is cancer free and any donations towards this will be appreciated.
In 2015 PCD entered into a five-year agreement with the University of Zimbabwe’s School of Pharmacy to provide financial support for renovations and improvements at the campus pharmacy and other initiatives of the school.
Launched in January 2020, the PCD scholarship program is offered to academically talented aspiring first year students from rural Zimbabwe who are unable to raise their first-year tuition fees.