Zimbabwe joins the world in commemorating the International Pathology Day on Wednesday 15 November.International Pathology Day (IPD) is a time set aside in the month of November to celebrate the pathology profession which includes the administrative staff, technicians, laboratory scientists, biomedical scientists, clinical scientists and pathologists.
People in Goromonzi have welcomed the Population Services International (PSI) HIV-self testing initiative being rolled out in the Mashonaland East Province saying it will encourage more people to get tested and know their statuses.
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.
Due to the exorbitant cost of blood in the country, the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa issued the following statement:The high cost of blood and blood products in Zimbabwe has, for a long time now, been a matter of concern for both government and patients.
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