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Need for public health awareness on Alcohol and Substance use.

Need for public health awareness on Alcohol and Substance use.

At least1000 people a year die from alcohol related road traffic accidents and 3000 people sustain substance related injuries in the country.
Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Obadiah Moyo said this during a Stakeholders Meeting on Treatment and Rehabilitation of Alcohol and Substance use Disorders in Zimbabwe held in Harare today.
“Alcohol and substance use disorders contribute significantly to disease burden worldwide and in Zimbabwe. These disorders are becoming a heavy burden to the families, communities, the health system as well as the national economy.
In Zimbabwe, 1000 people a year die from alcohol related road traffic accidents and 3000 people sustain substance related injuries,” Minister Moyo said.

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Cleanliness is next to Godliness: President Mnangagwa.

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Cleanliness is next to Godliness: President Mnangagwa.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa today leads a second clean-up campaign at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, as government intensifies efforts to thwart waste disposal and cholera outbreak.

Government has set aside the first Friday of every month as national environment cleaning day, and this month’s clean-up will be running under the theme “My environment, My Pride.”

The President urged all Zimbabweans to routinely maintain high standards of cleanliness to prevent the spread of diseases and not wait for every first Friday of the month to clean the environment.

"Although it is only the first Friday of each month dedicated to this activity, it does not mean that cleaning of the country should be done on this day alone. Cleaning of our country should be an everyday routine as cleanliness in next to Godliness,” he said.

As part of the National Clean-Up Campaign,

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Health Sector on the road to deliver quality services.

Health Sector on the road to deliver quality services.

Customers need a listening ear of top leadership to address their concerns and there is need for a holistic approach where information is shared to ensure no one is left behind. 
First Lady, Her Excellency Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa said this on Monday launching Ministry of Health and Child Care, Customer Care Program in Harare. 

 

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Early Diabetes screening saves lives.

Early Diabetes screening saves lives.

It is important that people talk about diabetes and raise awareness in the communities for early detection and diagnosis of the disease so as to save lives.

Minister of State for Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs honorable Mary Mliswa said this during the World Diabetes Day Commemorations held in Kariba recently.

 

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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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