Mass Drug Administration (MDA)

The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), with support from WHO, is conducting a Mass Drug Administration (MDA) exercise against Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) and Soil Transmitted Helminthes (STH) in Mashonaland Central Province's Mt Darwin and Shamva districts from the 21st to the 30th of September 2020. Praziquantel will be administered to a target population aged 5 years and above for Bilharzia, while Albendazole will be administered to 1 years olds and above against STH.

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PPE production by industry and tertiary institutions on the rise

Ad-hoc Inter Ministerial Taskforce on COVID19 met recently as usual and in a media briefing, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa stated that efforts were being directed towards local production of personal protective equipment (PPEs) by local industries and tertiary institutions.

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Government completes 11 isolation centres

Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa yesterday announced in a post Ad-hoc Inter Ministerial Taskforce on COVID-19 media briefing that Government has completed eleven (11) isolation centres, while others were at various levels of completion.

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Dr Mangwiro calls for raising prostate cancer awareness

Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro during a prostate cancer webinar held last Friday under the theme “Prostate Cancer in the shadow of Covid-19” called for raising awareness among men about the devastating effects of that type of cancer. The webinar was organised by Talk Cancer Zimbabwe led by its president, Michelle Madzudzo.

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