The Ministry of Health and Child Care’s vision is to have the highest possible level of healthcare for all citizens of Zimbabwe. In order to achieve this vision, the Hon. Minister Dr Parirenyatwa inaugurated his vision for the strengthening of all rural health centers in order to improve the health delivery system in the country. “We want to change the way we see things. We tended to ignore rural clinics, mainly focusing on our hospitals.
A delegation from the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) is in the country to assess the suitability of the country to host the 18th ICASA conference scheduled for December this year.
The conference will bring together scientists, policy makers, activists, people living with HIV and some civil society representatives, is expected to review the HIV and AIDS response mechanisms adopted by countries as well as come up with ways of strengthening the partnership among governments and co-operating partners
Min. of health & Child care & EU Ambassador to Zimbabwe, sign for the EU contribution of EUR 12 million to health transition Fund.
The grant brings the EU contribution to the Fund to $52 million, a third of the $158 million which the West has mobilized since the launch of the programme in March 2011.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Minister of Health and Child Care, Hon. Dr Parirenyatwa stated that, “We recall the support we received from the EU under the Lome Convention in the 1980s.”
Hon. Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently launched the Zimbabwe National Nutrition Strategy (NNS)2014-2018. This is meant to operationalise ZIMASSET, in which food security and nutrition form one the four clusters. The strategy was launched during the 56th edition of the ZITF business conference on the 28th of April 2015 in Bulawayo.