Zim Commemorates World Oral Health Day

Zimbabwe on Wednesday joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Oral Health Day. By Kudakwashe Pembere The celebrations ran under the theme Say Ahhh. Think mouth. Think health. Officiating the celebrations, Health and Childcare minister Dr David Parirenyatwa revealed that about 30 percent of Zimbabwean children have been found with tooth decay alongside a 60 percent having a tooth or more pulled. “In Zimbabwe in at each school’s screening a significant proportion have tooth decay (more than 30%) and at every community outreach more than 60% of the…

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Government Complacency in Dealing with the Doctors Strike A Cause for Concern

The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) says is deeply saddened by the lack of urgency on the part of the government in resolving the striking doctors’ concerns and demands regarding their wellbeing and the health of their patients. ZADHR wishes to reiterate that the primary responsibility in achieving the right to health lies with the government. We also note the lukewarm response as people are losing lives, emergency departments are shutting down, and the children and maternity units closed in major hospitals leaving the indigent further exposed.…

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