Government is making efforts to establish an Inter-Ministerial Task Force on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) because such diseases need a multi-sectoral response, President Mugabe has said. NCDs are chronic diseases that cannot be passed from person-to-person and include cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
Montevideo, Uruguay, 18-20 October 2017
About the conference
World Health Organization (WHO) is organizing the Global Conference on Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs): Enhancing policy coherence between different spheres of policy making that have a bearing on attaining SDG target 3.4 on NCDs to, by 2030, reduce by one third
- Policy Dialoguing
- Quality of Care
- Health Management Information System
HIV testing serves as an entry point to HIV prevention, care and treatment programs.
In late 2015, the country adopted the UNAIDS 90-90-90 Global Fast Track targets aimed at ensuring that by 2020:
- 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status;
- 90% of all people diagnosed HIV positive will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy; and
Breastfeeding is one of the most natural and beneficial acts a mother can do for her child. Dramatic health benefits have been proven to pass from mother to child through breastmilk, from antibodies which protect an infant at birth...to the exclusive nutrients in mother's milk which have been shown to prevent a number of childhood diseases...the benefits are incalculable. There is no other single action by which a mother can so impact the present and future health of her baby. Yet, in today's society, breastfeeding is often thought of as unnecessary. Young mothers are mistakenly led to believe that formula does very well as a replacement for breastmilk. It emphatically does not! Here are some of the reasons why you should breast feed your baby.
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