This year’s World Oral Health Day (WOHD) commemorations have been postponed and resources earmarked for the event are being channelled towards the outreach relief services for Cyclone Idai which has left a trail of destruction in Chimanimani, Deputy Director of Oral Health Dr. Hardwick Matikiti has said.
In a statement Deputy Director of Oral Health Dr. Matikiti said due to the ongoing humanitarian situation caused by cyclone Idai, the celebrations which were supposed to be held at Harare Hospital have been postponed.
Government will continue exploring options and use available resources to mitigate the challenges affecting the health sector in the country, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo has said.
First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has donated an assortment of hospital equipment for dental, cataract and disability to the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
Speaking at the official handover ceremony held at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare recently, the First Lady said the equipment comprises of eight dental treatment units, 2000 kits for eye cataracts, wheel chairs, clutches, foil care beds and walkers among others, sourced through her organization, Angel of Hope Foundation.
First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has donated 10 Samba 11 point of care machines valued at US$4 000 to the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
Officially handing over the machines to the Ministry of Health and Child Care at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare recently, the First Lady said the point-of care machines were donated to her by Dr. Helen Lee, Founder and CEO of Diagnostics for the Real World.
The First Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa implored all stakeholders in the health sector, Government and the media to unite and raise awareness on early cervical cancer screening to save lives.
She said this while officiating at the World Cancer Day commemoration at Kowoyo Clinic in Goromonzi, Mashonaland East Province as part of cancer awareness campaign across the world.
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