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Helping children with clubfoot

Clubfoot is the world’s most common birth defect whereby a child is born with severely twisted foot downward and inward making walking difficult or impossible.

While it cannot be prevented, it can be corrected, and the treatment is inexpensive.

Children born with this condition need the right treatment gently realigning the foot to ensure they grow up being able to walk properly.

It is treatable, for babies who receive treatment on time.


Project to scale up diagnosis and treatment of TB in children Launched

The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation (EGPAF) and Unitaid launched the Catalyzing Pediatric TB (CaP TB) innovations project at Beatrice Road Infectious Disease Hospital, Harare on 31 May 2018.


The CaP TB program will be running over the next four years and similar programs will be rolled out in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Lesotho and India.


In Zimbabwe the project will operate in 20 pilot sites during the first two years of the project and an additional 30 sites in the last two years.


Zimbabwe Health Minister chairs 71st World Health Assembly

Zimbabwe Minister of Health and Child Care Hon Dr. David Pagwesese Parirenyatwa will be co-chairing the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA71).

Dr Parirenyatwa was elected to chair WHA during the 67th session of WHO’s Regional committee meeting, which took place in Victoria Falls last year.

The country is chairing on behalf of the African continent until the next World Health Assembly in 2019.

Dr Parirenyatwa will co-chair with Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Mr Andre Mama Fouda, who was elected first vice chairperson and Cote d’Ivoire’s Minister of Health and Public Hygiene Dr Raymonde Goudou Coffie elected second vice chairperson.


The Point of Care Early Infant Diagnosis machines bring hope to mothers

This Ministry of Health and Child Care program is supported by AFRICAID Zvandiri and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF). 

POC EID is a program which focuses on testing infants exposed to HIV and AIDS at 6weeks, at the point of receiving care.

Speaking on the program the POC EID focal person for Matabeleland North province Perpetual Mthombeni pointed out that POC EID is a welcome development in managing HIV and AIDS in children.


Cancer Campaign to the churches

The first lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa is embarking on a countrywide cancer awareness campaign in churches around ZimbabweOn Saturday 15 April she addressed congregates at the Mugodhi Apostolic Faith Church Passover Conference in Hwedza. She urged churches to take a leading role in the fight against cancer. 


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