GOVERNMENT has bestowed another special recognition to the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa appointing her the country’s Health and Child Care Ambassador for the role she plays in the country’s health sector.
By Kudakwashe Pembere
Last year she was made the Maternal and Child Health Ambassador. With her role in fighting cancer of the cervix, she was made the Health Ambassador and she received a trophy.
In her acceptance speech while accepting the new role, the First Lady said she takes this recognition as a challenge to work harder.
“It is not an easy task but fortunately it is within my nature that when I focus on a task I make sure that it is done. A very special thanks to the ministry of Health And Child Care for recognising the works that I am doing in the communities which I believe persuaded them to appoint me the ambassador for health and child care.
“Initially I was appointed ambassador for Maternal and Child Health but having realised that my works are not limited to maternal issues only the Ministry decided to appoint me to this new role of ambassador for health and child.
“I make this solemn pledge today that I will work even harder to ensure there is affordability, accessibility, and quality health care services for all in Zimbabwe. I really accept this new role and promise to work with all stakeholders in the health sector,” she said.
Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo gave her background and works she has done in the health sector.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my singular honour to recognize Her Excellence, the First Lady of the Republic of Zimbabwe Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa and Declare her as the Ambassador for Health and Child Care for her sterling work in the health sector. Amai makorokoto Amhlope, Congratulations,” he said.
World Health Organisation Zimbabwe Representative Dr Alex Gasasira said the First Lady’s involvement in the country’s health was immense with her being at most activities than other health ministers he