COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) ADVICE FOR TRAVELLERS: FRIDAY 6 MARCH 2020

Information for Travellers Arriving to Zimbabwe

This information is for travellers who have been in countries or territories with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Ministry’s position on travellers from affected countries to Zimbabwe

As part of its efforts to strengthen Zimbabwe’s fight against the spread of COVID-19 from affected countries, government hereby advises that as a country we continue to be guided by, and follow World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and advice on travel requirements. As such all travellers from countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases are screened at ports of entry on arrival in Zimbabwe.

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The Point of Care Early Infant Diagnosis machines bring hope to mothers

This Ministry of Health and Child Care program is supported by AFRICAID Zvandiri and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF). 

POC EID is a program which focuses on testing infants exposed to HIV and AIDS at 6weeks, at the point of receiving care.

Speaking on the program the POC EID focal person for Matabeleland North province Perpetual Mthombeni pointed out that POC EID is a welcome development in managing HIV and AIDS in children.

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Cancer Campaign to the churches

The first lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa is embarking on a countrywide cancer awareness campaign in churches around ZimbabweOn Saturday 15 April she addressed congregates at the Mugodhi Apostolic Faith Church Passover Conference in Hwedza. She urged churches to take a leading role in the fight against cancer. 

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Zimbabwe gets accreditation for the field epidemiology training program.

Zimbabwe was recently awarded accreditation for the Zimbabwe Field Epidemiology Training Program (ZimEFTP).

 

In 2017, the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) global public health accrediting body conducted a site visit to assess the ZimFETP for accreditation. Following a weeklong intensive assessment, the program was recommended for accreditation.

 

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