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Zimbabwe moves to strengthen genomic surveillance

At the onset of the mission, the Ministry of Health and Child Care convened a stakeholders meeting

One of the valuable tools in the global, regional, and national response to the COVID-19 pandemic is genomic surveillance. Genomic sequencing is a process used by scientists and public health experts to track the spread of viruses, how the viruses are changing and how those changes may affect public health.…

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The Ministry of Health and Child Care strengthens health workers capacity to provide quality mental health services in Zimbabwe

MH is recognized as a priority in the most recent National Health Strategy for Zimbabwe (2021-2025), and the current Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) MH Strategic Plan

Over 792 million people in Africa live with a Mental Health (MH) conditions. Like many African countries, Zimbabwe has inadequate MH specialists to support the population. The Government of Zimbabwe recognizes MH as a serious public health and development concern. MH is recognized as a priority in the most recent…

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    • 14 costing coordinators from the Ministry of Health and Child Care, the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water & Rural Development and the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism & Hospitality Industry
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Zimbabwe builds the capacity to cost and implement its new National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance (2023-2027)

NAPs provide a framework of sequence of actions to align activities of different stakeholders in different sectors toward one large goal of mitigating AMR

National Action Plans (NAPs) are essential tools used by governments to address the global threat posed by antimicrobial resistance (AMR).   NAPs provide a framework of sequence of actions to align activities of different stakeholders in different sectors toward one large goal of mitigating AMR. In 2017, the Government of Zimbabwe…

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    • Zimbabwe Piloting Non-Chemical Based Malaria Prevention Measures in Chiredzi
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Zimbabwe Piloting Non-Chemical Based Malaria Prevention Measures in Chiredzi

Recent studies have shown house screening to significantly reduce the number of mosquitoes entering houses in several African countries

Malaria remains a public health threat in Zimbabwe, with more than half the population at risk of contracting malaria annually. Despite the progress made, malaria still accounts for about 40% of outpatient attendances in the moderate to high transmission districts, especially during the peak transmission period. Zimbabwe has adopted several…

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Zimbabwe reviews implementation of TB Preventive Therapy

Following the review, a report will be produced that will help Zimbabwe develop an action plan to further strengthen the roll out of TB preventive therapy

The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) supported an external review of programmatic management of TB Preventive Therapy (TPT) in Zimbabwe from 5-8 July 2022. This review is an opportunity for the country to have a deeper understanding of lessons learnt…

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Zimbabwe updates National Cancer Control Plan to mitigate the increase of cases in the country

The workshop came at a time when Zimbabwe has had two previous NCCP with the most recent one ending in 2018

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020. Between 2009 and 2018 cancer cases in Zimbabwe have almost doubled according to the national cancer registry. This has been due to factors such as behavioral risk factors for cancer, poor access to early…

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Increasing momentum to address Antimicrobial Resistance in Zimbabwe: Commitment of the government and the UN Country Team

The move is a game-changer as it effectively links AMR to the National Development Strategy

The first global assessment of the burden of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) revealed that nearly 5 million deaths in 2019[1] were associated with drug-resistant infections. A major driver of AMR is the overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in the human and animal health sectors.[2] Zimbabwe, as other countries of the world, has not…

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More than 45 000 People benefit from Free Health Care Services in Chipinge and Chimanimani

Under the ZIRP the lives of thousands of survivors have changed for the better

Over the past two years more than 45 000 people in the Cyclone Idai affected communities have benefited from free integrated health and Gender Based Violence (GBV) services provided by WHO, UNICEF, UNOPS-CI and UNFPA under the Zimbabwe Cyclone Idai Recovery Project (ZIRP).  UNICEF and WHO trained village health workers…

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Strengthening Management of Childhood Cancer in Zimbabwe

The move is expected to improve the landscape of cancer management for children in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is making great strides in strengthening cancer management as part of the country’s efforts to make Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) services more accessible. With the growing number of NCDs and the impact COVID-19 has had on people with cancer and other NCDs, steps have been taken to come up with…