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Highways Emergency Medical Services APP

Instant access to emergency medical  services (ambulances, clinics, doctors) by pressing the H.E.M.S App.


Highways Basic Life Support Course

Conducted in English, Shona and Ndebele, the training being conducted by highly experienced trauma management medics . A full day basic life support course targeting drivers, conductors and the traveling community capacitating them with basic life support skills in case of road crashes while awaiting arrival of ambulances and medics


Supply of Vehicle First Aid Kits

Supply of Vehicle First Aid Kits as part of the Highway Basic Life Support Course equipping drivers, conductors and the traveling community with basic medical equipment to assist crash victims .


Non-Transporting Highway Medical Patrol Vehicles Units

24 hour highway dedicated mobile units with emergency medical technicians and equipment ready to respond to highway crashes and deliver life and limb saving treatment to crash victims at the scene awaiting arrival of ambulance back-up services .


24 hour Highway dedicated ambulances stationed at strategic points along Zimbabwe’s highways manned by paramedics with full trauma management equipment ready to respond to road crashes and continue stabilization and treatment of crash victims and convey the victims to medical centers for continued and care .


Highway Emergency Medical Centers

24 hr Medical Centers situated along Zimbabwe’s Highways. The Centers shall have surgical capacity, ultrasound, imaging, and laboratory diagnostics services with resident doctors, nurses and clinical technical staff .


Helpstars’ recommended checklist for for safe highway travel in Zimbabwe

  • Basic medical first aid kit - in all vehicles and knowledge on how to use the kits in case of medical emergencies
  • Knowledge of hotlines - to call for emergency medical assistance, police, fire brigade
  • Background tracking - travel position known to family, workplace as journey proceeds
  • Driver - licensing, alertness, psychological status, fatigue, resting, co-driver, alcohol, drugs
  • Highway code – keep referring to, and driving as per the highway code
  • State of vehicle- tyres, fuel, oil, servicing, red triangles, spanner, jack, battery
  • Route planning – time of travel, total distance, safe speed, visibility, raining, night driving, knowledge of direction of travel, fully charged phones with enough airtime/bundles and avoiding use of mobile phones while driving.
  • Knowledge of state of the road ahead- tarred, gravel, slippery, flooded, sharp curves, maintenance, fencing, signage, potholes, animals crossing.
  • Reason for travel – work, family visit, function, grief, ill family member, recreation.
  • State of passengers – mood, drugs, alcohol and substance usage; infants on board.
  • Luggage on board-  contents, weight, securing luggage.
  • Courteous communication - between driver, other drivers and passengers, belting up.
  • Distractions - music, noise.
  • Food - and eating habits during travel.
  • Avoiding littering- the environment and throwing items through moving vehicles.
  • Security – store valuables  where they are not visible or in the boot to avoid break-ins.
  • Taking heed of message broadcasts- from traffic safety council of Zimbabwe, civil protection unit, ZRP traffic unit, ZINARA, Ministry of Health and Child Care.