Patients have the right to health care and humane treatment.
Every individual shall have access to competent health care and treatment regardless of age, sex, ethnic origin, religion, political affiliation, economic status or social class.
Health care services shall be available on the basis of clinical need regardless of the ability to pay. It shall be the responsibility of the Government to ensure that every person has access to essential health services.
ZIMBABWE has broken new ground in its medical history by successfully performing the first major operation on Siamese twins born in April, with a team of 50 having worked on the eight-hour delicate procedure at Harare Children’s Hospital.
Born on April 22 this year to a Murehwa couple, the twin boys christened Kupakwashe and Tapiwanashe, were joined from the lower chest to the upper abdomen and shared a liver.
The Minister of Health and Child Care Dr P. D Parirenyatwa officially launched the Ministry of Health Website , the District Health Information System Software version 2.0 (DHIS 2.0) and Surveillance and Strategic Information Reports.
“Small bite, big threat”
More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, schistosomiasis, and yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks, water snails and other vectors.