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Prioritise health sector: President

Ministry of Finance and Economic Development urged to prioritized the health sector as it is important to promote the nation’s health said President Emmerson Mnangagwa during the handover of medical equipment and drugs at National Pharmaceutical Company yesterday.

“We must give priority to the health sector because it is critically important that our people are healthy and when they are not well, we should have a health system that should assist our them.

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Obstetric Fistula lived Experiences

Obstetric fistula

A fistula is an abnormal connection (an opening) between two internal organs or between an internal organ and the surface of the body. It may be caused by disease or malignancy, radiation therapy, surgery or traumatic injury. Obstetric Fistula (OF) is a result of devastating childbirth injury which may develop after prolonged and obstructed labour. It can lead to abnormal continual leakage of the contents (urine/faeces) of one organ into another organ or to the outside of the body. Most cases of OF are found in the developing countries and Zimbabwe is no exception.

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UAE donates medical equipment

United Arab Emirates (UAE) donated medical equipment to Ministry of Health and Child Care recently. The equipment included dialysis machines, intensive care unit incubators, vital signs monitors, respiratory aid devices and multi-parameter monitors.

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Women and children benefit immensely from gvt investment in the health sector.

A decline in maternal mortality and Child mortality ratio has been noted following the increased investment in the health sector by the Government.

Ministry of Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said this during the follow up Mission in Zimbabwe to Monitor the Implementation of the Concluding Observations and Recommendations of the ACERWC Workshop recently in Harare.

"The 2017 Inter-censal Demographic Survey estimated a maternal mortality ratio of 525 deaths per 100,000 live births. This is a decline from the 2015 survey estimates of 651 deaths per 100,000 live births.

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DISEASES / CONDITIONS

DEFINITIONS

Cholera

Suspected Case

Any patient age 5 years or more with severe dehydration or death from acute watery diarrhoea

If There Is A Cholera Epidemic: any person age 2 years or more with acute watery diarrhoea, with or without vomiting

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