The Ministry of Health and Child Care in collaboration with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education embarked on a Mass Drug Campaign against Neglected tropical diseases at Nyamandlovu in Bulawayo. The Mass Drug Administration is targeting four preventive chemotherapy neglected Tropical Diseases prevalent in Zimbabwe namely Schistosomiasis or Bilhazia, Soil Transmitted Helminthes or intestinal worm diseases, Lymphatic Filariasis also known as Elephantiasis or Hydrocele and Blinding Trachoma.
The Zimbabwe Diabetic Association has embarked on a nationwide educational drive aimed at building awareness and empowering those affected by the disease. Diabetes is among some of the non-communicable diseases that include heart and high blood pressure that are affecting Zimbabweans in larger proportions.
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