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Milestone as health facilities receive shot in the arm

Milestone as health facilities receive shot in the arm                                                                                                               

 

                                                                                  

 

In a major milestone, public health centers in Zimbabwe benefited from the installation of solar systems, thanks to the Solar for Health Initiative of the Ministry of health and Child Care with its partner UNDP targeting all public health facilities across the country.

The Solar for Health Initiative supports health institutions to increase access to quality health services through the installation of solar energy photo-voltaic systems (PV), ensuring constant and cost-effective access to electricity, while also mitigating the impact of climate change and advancing multiple Sustainable Development Goals.

 

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Cholera outbreak contained

Cholera outbreak contained

 

Honorable Deputy Minister Dr John Mangwiro on behalf of the Hon Minister of Health and Child Care Dr Obadiah Moyo confirmed that the cholera outbreak has been contained.

“We have managed to contain the cholera outbreak; the cases being reported have dropped. This is due to the rapid response from the Government and partners,” he said.

He said there is a need to continue to increase the supply of clean water that has been already been established.

 

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Cholera Outbreak in Harare

MEMORANDUM BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND CHILD CARE DR OBADIAH MOYO ON CHOLERA OUTBREAK SITUATION IN HARARE CITY AS OF 14 SEPTEMBER 2018

 

  1. New Cholera Outbreak in Harare

      A cholera outbreak was reported on 6th of September 2018 from Harare City in Glen View and Budiriro Suburbs. This followed investigations by the Harare City Health Department of the rumours of deaths in the community.

      From the start of the outbreak on the 1st of September 2018 to date a total of 5328 suspected cholera cases, 45 confirmed cases and 30 deaths have been reported from Harare City suburbs of Glen View, Budiriro  and Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital. Of the deaths 22 institutional and 8 community deaths. 

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TB Drugs now available

 

 

TB Drugs now available

Deputy director in the Aids and TB Unit in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Charles Sandy confirmed that the Ministry has received fixed dose combination (FDC) medicines for the intensive phase treatment of tuberculosis (TB) from Global Drug Facility which covers first two months.

“We received fixed dose combination (FDC) medicines for the intensive phase treatment of tuberculosis (TB) from Global Drug Facility on 26 August 2018 which covers first two months. We also received from MSF drugs on 04 September 2018 which will cover the 3rd month.” said Dr Sandy.

 

 

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Dr Manangazira selected ICEID 2018 Leader

 

Dr Manangazira selected ICEID 2018 Leader              

The Ministry of Health and Child Care congratulates the Director of Epidemiology & Disease Control Dr Portia Manangazira on receiving the prestigious Emerging and Infectious Diseases (ICEID) 2018 Leadership Award at the just ended International Conference on Emerging and Infectious Diseases.

The International Conference onEmerging and Infectious Diseases (ICEID) is organized by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), Taskforce for Global Health of the United States of America Department of Health and Health and Human Services every 2-3 years.

 

 

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Xpert Tabs

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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