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Min of Health scales up health response to Cyclone Idai in Manicaland

Zimbabwe’s public health service has reacted impressively to the Cyclone Idai crisis which has left indelible scars in Zimbabwe together with neighbours Mozambique and Malawi.

Although Cyclone Idai has so far been recorded as the worst in the southern hemisphere, the Ministry of Health and Child Care has set up effective emergency response services.


Health Ministry fights to control water borne disease in cyclone Idai hit areas

The Ministry of Health and Child Care has moved swiftly to contain the spread of the chronic and water borne diseases that have been compounded by the impact of Cyclone Idai.

Manicaland Provincial Medical Director (PMD) Dr Patron Mafaune said reaction force assembled by the health response subcommittee of the provincial civil protection unity in Manicaland has done everything possible to deal with chronic conditions and water borne diseases.


Cold, Cough and Flu Remedies in High Blood Pressure

March 2018, I was on my way to our logistics unit based at the National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) to finalize on the quantification report. The driver who came to pick me up had just come from a funeral. His close aunt, in her mid-50s, had just passed away.
“What happened,” I asked.
“She got sick a few days ago. She visited the doctor. Two days later, she passed on in her sleep. She was a known high blood pressure (BP) patient. Apart from that, she had no other conditions,” he responded.


UAE Vows to Support Zimbabwe's Health Care System

Delegation from the United Arab Emirates recently met Hon Minister of Health and Child Care and showed interest in supporting the Zimbabwe health care system.

The delegation, led by the Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responsible for External Affairs of United Arad Emirates Rashed M Alhemeiri toured various health institutions led by the Permanent Secretary of Health and Child Care Major General Dr. Gerald Gwinji.


Update on health response to Cyclone Idai

The most affected districts are Chimanimani and Chipinge. Chimanimani has been out of reach by road because of destruction of bridges hindering access to the affected. Chimanimani has a population of 144 674 and Chipinge 346 154.


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