Marange Rural Hospital Attains World Class Baby Friendly Status

Article by the National Nutrition Unit (MoHCC) MARANGE Rural Hospital was conferred with the world class Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative \(BFHI) status on August, 31 2017, the last day of the month in which we commemorate breastfeeding. At a certification ceremony attended by over 300 people from Marange community, Manicaland Provincial Health Executive, Mutare District Health Executive and the nutrition community, Dr Bernard Madzima handed over the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative world renowned placard to the Sister-in-Charge for Marange Hospital, Sister Marimanzi. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global status…

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Let’s talk about diabetes with Dr Brighton Chireka

By Dr Brighton Chireka Diabetes is a huge problem for the whole world. 382 million people have diabetes in the world and it is estimated that 592 million people will be living with diabetes in 2035. Situation in Zimbabwe  In Zimbabwe there were 600 thousand cases of diabetes in 2013 and it is estimated that about 450 thousand of adults have diabetes that is not diagnosed . Situation in UK In the UK there are 3.2 million people diagnosed with diabetes and an estimated 630 thousand people have the condition…

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