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Zimbabwe marks World Tuberculosis Day 2018

The Ministry of Health and Child Care has responded to the global strategy and developed a health sector strategic response to end Tuberculosis (TB) in Zimbabwe by the year 2030.

 The goal of the strategy is to reduce death rates by 80 per cent, incidence by 90 per cent and remove catastrophic costs to patients.

The Minister of Health and Child Care Hon. David Parirenyatwa made these known in a key note address at the commemoration of this year’s World Tuberculosis Day, Saturday in Harare.

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Say 'ahh’ on World oral health day

Ministry of Health and Child Care joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Oral Health Day emphasizing how oral health is connected to general health and health being at a colourful ceremony in Harare yesterday.

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Nestle donates resuscitation kits to Ministry

Nestle Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA) donated 63 neonatal resuscitation kits valued at US$7000 to the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

The kits were handed over to the ministry at a colorful handover ceremony held at the Ministry of Health and Child Care Head Office today.

Speaking at the ceremony on behalf of the Minister of Health and Child Care, Principal Director Preventive Services Dr Gibson Mhlanga said, "this is an important event where we are here to witness the handover of 63 neonatal resuscitation kits from Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa.”

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Diabetes: Women are at a higher risk but prevention is possible

Medical experts say women especially those in the reproductive age group, are at a higher risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood.

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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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