Ministry of Health joins the world in celebrating Patient Safety Day

Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro delivered a key note address on the Zoom platform yesterday as the country joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Patient Safety Day which runs under the theme ‘Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety’ with the slogan ‘Safe health workers, Safe Patients’ and calling for action to ‘Speak up for health worker safety’

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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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