#BREAKING: Public Health Bill finally gazetted

By Daniel Phiri  THE much awaited Public Health Bill (PHB) that seeks among other things to replace the outdated Public Health Act enacted in 1924 has been gazetted and will soon be making its way to Parliament for First Reading. Although it has been designated as urgent, the Public Health Bill has faced a lot of delays along the way which include a shortage of staff at the Attorney General’s office coupled with other delays at the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) offices owing to unavailability of the…

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MDC blames Govt for Tsholotsho accident disaster …says Ministry of Health was negligent

By Daniel Phiri MDC-N says government especially the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) are to blame for the accident which killed about 21 health workers along Tsholotsho-Sipepa Road on Saturday. The deceased people were part of a 69 team of malaria campaigners and environmental health technicians who were travelling in a MoHCC Nissan UD truck on their way to start spraying in Tsholotsho after finishing Binga, Nkayi and Lupane. In a statement, MDC-N Matabeleland North Chairperson Leonard Mhlanga said his party was moved by the disaster considering the…

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21 Malaria Technicians Perish In Tsholotsho Accident

By Michael Gwarisa A team of 21 Malaria sprayers and environmental health technicians died while several others were injured in a road accident in Tsholotsho while on duty. Details of the cause of accident are yet to be ascertained: Speaking to HealthTimes in an interview, Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) National Malaria Coordinator, Dr Joseph Mberi said he was saddened by the loss and was proceeding to Tsholothso to get the details as to what actually transpired. “I just also received the news and I am just going…

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