The Honorable Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa officially opened the Annual National Malaria Conference at Cutty Sark Hotel. In his opening remarks Dr Parirenyatwa said, while Zimbabwe had scored high in malaria prevention, cross border collaboration between Zimbabwe and its neighboring countries is key to the country’s efforts to increase malaria elimination and to consolidate current achievements.
A number of global, regional and local targets have been adopted since the landmark September 1978 Alma Ata Declaration that ushered in the Primary Health Care (PHC) approach to health service delivery. Since 1980, the concept has been the cornerstone of health service delivery in Zimbabwe.
World Condom Day was commemorated in Zimbabwe’s month of love, February and appropriately on St Valentine’s Day. Ministry of Health and Child Care Hon Deputy Minister Aldrin Musiiwa officiated on the day were he confirmed that condoms are important in the reduction of HIV new infections.
Sustained health literacy campaigns by community health workers (CHWs) and traditional leaders in Matabeleland South province has significantly improved health outcomes and enhanced health seeking behavior among communities in the province.
The Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) say there is need to increase access and awareness on the use of contraceptives in Matabeleland South Province which has the country’s highest number of non-users of contraceptives.
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